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

01-SGA14 on Feb 27, 2001

Resolution: the Southern Governors' Association resolution:
Source: Resolution of Southern Governor's Assn. on Mississippi River
  • Whereas, the flow of commerce on the Mississippi River is essential to the economic welfare of the nation;
  • Whereas, the USDA reports that 70% of the nationís total grain exports were handled through Mississippi River port elevators;
  • Whereas, free movement of water-borne commerce on the Inland Waterway System is critical to the delivery of goods to deep-water ports for international trade;
  • Whereas, the reliability of adequate flows for navigation is a key requirement for fulfillment of delivery contracts, employment in ports and terminals, and energy efficiency;
  • Whereas, delays and stoppages would threaten the successful implementation of international trade agreements under NAFTA and GATT;
  • Whereas, the Missouri River contributes up to 65% of the Mississippi River flow at St. Louis during low water conditions;
  • Whereas, reduction of Missouri River flows above St. Louis would result in more frequent and more costly impediments to the flow of commerce on the Mississippi River;
  • Whereas, the reach of the Mississippi River between St. Louis and Cairo, Illinois is at highest risk for delays and stoppages of navigation because of low-water conditions; and
  • Whereas, the US Army Corps of Engineers is considering several proposed alterations to the current edition of the Master Water Control Manual for the Missouri River that would reduce support of water-borne commerce by restricting the flow of the river during the summer and fall, low-water period at St. Louis; now, therefore, be it
  • Resolved, That the Southern Governorsí Association would strongly oppose any alterations that would have such an effect and would urge the Corps to consult with affected inland waterway states prior to endorsing any proposal that would alter the current edition of the manual.


  • Topic: Environment
  • Headline: Maintain water flow in Mississippi & Missouri Rivers

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Democrats participating in 01-SGA14

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 s1sSC00 Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002) 
Bob Holden s1oMO Former Democratic Governor (2001-2004) 
Ronnie Musgrove s1sMS Democratic challenger (2008), previously Governor 
Paul Patton s1sKY Former Democrat Governor (1995-2003) 
Don Siegelman s1sAL Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002) 
Bob Wise s1sWest Virginia Democrat 



Republicans participating in 01-SGA14

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-SGA14

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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