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    This page contains Congressional resolutions. Resolutions indicate the topics that legislators care about, but cannot legislate about.

01-SGA11 on Sep 9, 2001

Resolution: the Southern Governors' Association resolution:
Source: Resolution of Southern Governor's Assn. on Energy Policy
  • Whereas, our nation is lacking in the infrastructure necessary to drive our growing technology-based economy with reliable, high-quality, affordable energy supplies; deficient in efficiency improvements that enable the balance of supply and demand; and subject to the market volatility of some fuels;
  • Whereas, in order to maintain the world’s strongest economy coupled with a clean environment, we need to support and develop policies and technologies that enable a diversity of domestic energy resources to be utilized throughout the region;
  • Whereas, the United States’ electricity transmission grid is the most reliable in the world, but the increasing demand for electricity, the expanding competitive electricity market and related regulatory and jurisdictional issues create a challenge to maintaining national reliability of the transmission grid that was designed and constructed to serve local needs rather than to serve a rapidly growing national wholesale market;
  • Resolved, that the Southern Governors’ Association urges Congress and the President to provide in any national energy policy:
    • adequate funding and incentives for further development of clean and efficient technologies and systems to provide an effective approach to increasing domestic energy supplies, improving the efficiency of energy use and enhancing the environment;
    • full funding for the State Energy Program (SEP) to expand development and deployment of technologies appropriate for each state and each region and to develop and maintain energy emergency response mechanisms, exercises and programs in the states and the region;
    • consolidated and efficient method for siting of electric transmission lines across multiple jurisdictions while maintaining the states’ primary authority and developed in close consultation with the nation’s governors.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Question 18: Prioritize green energy Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Energy & Oil
  • Headline: More funding to develop domestic energy supplies (Score: -1)

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  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 01-SGA11

Roy Barnes s1sGA Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002) 
Mike Easley s1sNC Democrat Governor (elected 2000; retired 2008) 
Parris Glendening s1sMD Former Democratic Governor (1995-2002) 
Jim Hodges s1oSC00 Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002) 
Bob Holden s1sMO Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004) 
Ronnie Musgrove s1sMS Democratic challenger (2008), previously Governor 
Paul Patton s1oKY Former Democrat Governor (1995-2003) 
Don Siegelman s1sAL Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002) 
Bob Wise s1sWest Virginia Democrat 



Republicans participating in 01-SGA11

Jeb Bush s1sFL Republican Governor 
Mike Foster s1sLA Former Republican Governor (1996-2003) 
Jim Gilmore s1sVA Republican Senate Challenger; previously Governor 
Frank Keating s1sOK00 Former Republican Governor (1995-2002) 
Rick Perry s1sTX Republican Governor 
Don Sundquist s1sTN00 Former Republican Governor (1995-2002) 



Independents participating in 01-SGA11

Sila Calderon s1sPR00 Former Puerto Rico Governor (2001-2004) 
Mike Huckabee s1sAR Former GOP Governor (1996-2006); Pres. candidate (2008) 
Charles Turnbull s1sVI00 Former Virgin Islands Governor 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 9
Republicans: 6
Independents: 3


















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