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

01-SGA8 on Sep 9, 2001

Resolution: the Southern Governors' Association resolution:
Source: Resolution of Southern Governor's Assn. on Milk Subsidies
  • Whereas, the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia have all enacted the Southern Dairy Compact as state legislation; and,
  • Whereas, these states adopted the Southern Dairy Compact in response to the hemorrhaging loss of the regionís milk supply, whereby every state must now import milk from outside the region to supply at least part of its beverage milk needs, with Alabama and South Carolina supplying less than half their fluid needs; and,
  • Whereas, establishment of this form of interstate compact is the formal, constitutionally authorized means for a region to address interstate issues of common concern in the public interest; and,
  • Whereas, these states each adopted the Southern Dairy Compact because the Compact strikes the appropriate balance among all the interests involved in the regional dairy marketplace, including those of consumers, processors, retailers and farmers alike; and,
  • Whereas, the Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact has operated successfully as a pilot project in the six New England states since 1996, stabilizing that regionís dairy industry in the manner anticipated for the south under the Southern Dairy Compact; and,
  • Whereas, southern dairy farmers are experiencing particularly dislocating farm price swings and depressed overall pay prices which are expected to continue throughout 2000 and which will certainly result in an even greater loss of the regionís milk supply without response under the Southern Dairy Compact; now, therefore, be it
  • Resolved, That the Southern Governorsí Association formally petitions Congress to approve the Southern Dairy Compact.

  • Topic: Budget & Economy
  • Headline: Protect local milk supplies with Southern Dairy Compact

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Democrats participating in 01-SGA8

Roy Barnes s1sGA Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002) 
Mike Easley s1sNC Democrat Governor (elected 2000; retired 2008) 
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-SGA8

Mike Foster s1oLA Former Republican Governor (1996-2003) 
Jim Gilmore s1sVA Republican Senate Challenger; previously Governor 
Frank Keating s1sOK00 Former Republican Governor (1995-2002) 
Don Sundquist s1sTN00 Former Republican Governor (1995-2002) 

Independents participating in 01-SGA8

Mike Huckabee s1sAR Former GOP Governor (1996-2006); Pres. candidate (2008) 

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 8
Republicans: 4
Independents: 1

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