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NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments supports congressional efforts to increase the efficiency of federal agency outreach and assistance to American small and medium-sized exporters.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments supports efforts by Congress and CMS to partner with states to craft effective program integrity solutions and improve data collection.

 NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments supports efforts by Congress to regulate e-commerce through legislation that allows states to enforce their existing sales and use tax laws, regardless of the method of transaction, and to collect taxes under state law. 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments expresses its support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments urges the appropriation of funds for the 3rd year of the STEP grant pilot program (2013-2014).  

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments encourages federal legislative and oversight actions such as, but not limited to, the Congressional Review Act  to subject MATS to further analysis for its potential negative impacts on jobs, state economies and their recovery, electricity prices for consumers, domestic manufacturing, and international competitiveness  in addition to the bipartisan Fair Compliance Act sponsored by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Dan Coats (R-IN) that would harmonize MATS compliance deadlines with pre-construction and construction timelines to install emission reduction technologies, construct replacement capacity, implement transmission reinforcement or other mitigation measures to assure electricity prices are reasonable, and the reliability of the electric grid is maintained without changing the final rule’s stringency or reduction levels.  

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments supports the establishment of a voluntary agreement to provide for the possibility of mutual assistance among the Central and Prairie Regions of the United States and Canada in managing any emergency or disaster when the affected jurisdiction or jurisdictions ask for assistance, whether arising from natural disaster, technological hazard, man-made disaster or civil emergency aspects of resource shortages. 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments encourages states to consider the feasibility of implementing an assessment of chronic disease management of stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation using available general appropriations and/or private sources of funding in an effort to identify opportunities to reduce the clinical burden of AFib-related strokes and the attendant financial costs to public programs including Medicare and Medicaid.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments opposes the State Video Tax Fairness Act of 2011 (H.R. 1804).

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments encourages states to establish prevention of disease as a primary model of health care, to increase awareness to vitamin D deficiency and vitamin D blood testing, and to promote awareness of the potential long-term health benefits of and increased chances of cancer survival with sufficient levels of vitamin D.

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