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

01-SGA4 on Sep 9, 2001

Resolution: the Southern Governors' Association resolution:
Source: Resolution of Southern Governor's Assn. on Federal R&D
  • Whereas, the federal government’s investment in research and development (R&D) has dropped from 70% of total, national R&D at the height of the “cold war” to merely 27% in 1999; and,
  • Whereas, federal R&D spending has dropped from 1.5% of the Gross National Product (GDP) in 1987 to only 0.6% today; and,
  • Whereas, industry-sponsored R&D has off-set this decline by merely growing from 1.5% of GDP in 1987 to 1.6% today; and,
  • Whereas, federal leadership in technology transfer is of critical importance to the development and commercialization of established intellectual property; and,
  • Whereas, broadband, high-speed Internet technology is an essential asset to support the New Economy and foster a climate to aid R&D efforts; and,
  • Whereas, the advancement of digital government can foster supportive services important to research and development including cataloging of labor, statistics and venture capital, and further, can enhance citizen access and coordination of government information and services; now, therefore, be it
    • Resolved, That the Southern Governors’ Association urges Congress and the Administration to:
    • Substantially increase all areas of research and development funding, and enact a permanent tax incentive for R&D and a tax election to exchange research-related benefits for a refundable tax credit;
    • Pass legislation to bolster federal technology transfer efforts, ensuring that a sense of urgency exists in tech transfer officers of government agencies;
    • Support legislation and regulations that will speed the deployment of broadband, high speed Internet networking throughout the nation; and,
    • Establish a federal chief information office within the Office of Management and Budget.

    • Topic: Technology
    • Headline: Permanent R&D tax incentive & more R&D funding

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    • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

    Democrats participating in 01-SGA4

    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 s1sMO 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-SGA4

    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-SGA4

    Sila Calderon s1sPR00 Former Puerto Rico Governor (2001-2004) 
    Mike Huckabee s1oAR 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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