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

01-WGA05 on Aug 14, 2001

Resolution: the Western Governors' Association resolution:
Source: WGA Policy Resolution 01 - 05: Drug Policy Summit
  1. Western Governors agree that states, not the federal government, are in the best position to understand the myriad of drug related issues facing their citizens and to initiate and implement drug policy strategies that will combat the substance abuse problems facing their communities.
  2. Western Governors support effective law enforcement initiatives and behavioral accountability. Partnerships between enforcement and treatment programs (or efforts) need to be strengthened and supported to enable behavioral changes.
  3. Western Governors recognize the escalating costs of incarceration and welcome effective common sense options within the criminal justice system that result in lessened drug abuse, healthier communities, and decreased criminal activity.
  4. Western Governors appreciate the unique problems confronting our communities from increased production, distribution and abuse of methamphetamines. The Governors will continue to attack this problem aggressively on several fronts, including enforcement of current criminal laws and expansion of treatment and intervention programs.
  5. Western Governors support sentencing laws that retain individual accountability for criminal conduct while administering proportional punishments that are fair and just.
  6. Western Governors support efforts to staunch the proliferation of illegal intravenous drug use. Common sense strategies aimed at protecting communities against discarded and potentially contaminated injection drug paraphernalia should be explored. Furthermore, the Governors encourage reform initiatives that will help and encourage injection drug users to obtain information, treatment, detoxification and social services.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Question 19: Never legalize marijuana Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Drugs
  • Headline: States should make drug policy, not feds (Score: 0)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 01-WGA05

Ben Cayetano s1sHI Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002) 
Gray Davis s1sCA Former Democratic 
John Kitzhaber s1sOR Democratic Governor 
Gary Locke s1sWA Former Democratic Governor (1997-2004); Cabinet (Commerce) 
Tauese Sunia s1sAS00 Former Democratic Governor 



Republicans participating in 01-WGA05

Jim Geringer s1sWY Former Republican Governor (1995-2002) 
Bill Graves s1sKS Former Republican Governor (1995-2002) 
Kenny Guinn s1sNV Former Republican Governor (1999-2006) 
John Hoeven s1sND Former Republican Governor (2000-2010) 
Jane Dee Hull s1sAZ Former Republican Governor (1997-2002) 
Bill Janklow s1sSD00 Former Republican Governor (1979=1986 & 1995-2002) 
Mike Johanns s1sNE Former Republican Governor (2005-2007); elected Senator 2008 
Judy Martz s1sMT Former Republican Governor (2001-2005) 
William Owens s1sCO Former Republican Governor (1999-2006) 
Rick Perry s1sTX Republican Governor 



Independents participating in 01-WGA05

Carl Gutierrez s1sGU00 Former Guam Governor 
Gary Johnson s1oNM Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger 
Dirk Kempthorne s1oID Former GOP Governor (1999-2006); and Cabinet Sec'y. 
Tony Knowles s1sAK Former 2008 Senate Dem. primary challenger 
Mike Leavitt s1sUS Cabinet-2008 
Pedro Tenorio s1sIT00 Former Marianas Governor (1982-1990) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 5
Republicans: 10
Independents: 6


















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