This page contains Congressional resolutions.
Resolutions indicate the topics that legislators care about, but cannot legislate about.
Resolution: the Western Governors' Association resolution:
Source: WGA Policy Resolution 01 - 05: Drug Policy Summit
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Western Governors support sentencing laws that retain individual accountability for criminal conduct while administering proportional punishments that are fair and just.
- 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: Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
- Topic: Drugs
- Headline: States should make drug policy, not feds
- 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.
participating in 01-WGA05
||s1s||HI Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002)|
||s1s||CA Former Democratic|
||s1s||OR Democratic Governor|
||s1s||WA Former Democratic Governor (1997-2004); Cabinet (Commerce)|
||s1s||AS00 Former Democratic Governor|
participating in 01-WGA05
||s1s||WY Former Republican Governor (1995-2002)|
||s1s||KS Former Republican Governor (1995-2002)|
||s1s||NV Former Republican Governor (1999-2006)|
||s1s||ND Former Republican Governor (2000-2010)|
|Jane Dee Hull
||s1s||AZ Former Republican Governor (1997-2002)|
||s1s||SD00 Former Republican Governor (1979=1986 & 1995-2002)|
||s1s||NE Former Republican Governor (2005-2007); elected Senator 2008|
||s1o||NM Former Republican Governor (1995-2002)|
||s1s||MT Former Republican Governor (2001-2005)|
||s1s||CO Former Republican Governor (1999-2006)|
||s1s||TX Republican Governor|
Total recorded by OnTheIssues: