RESOLVED, that Congress of the United States and the United States Department of Agriculture make the Rural Development title of the Farm Bill reauthorization a priority in terms of both programming and funding.
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that The Council of State Governments
urges the Members of Congress to reauthorize the State Children’s Health Insurance Program at higher levels thus continuing the financial partnership between states and the federal government in providing access to affordable health care coverage for children.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that The Council of State Governments representing state, provincial and territorial policy leaders urge the support of S.790 and make certain that all states and territories in the nation have access to this necessary service to low-income children in our communities; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to all members of Congress serving on the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be sent to the commissioners of agriculture of U.S. states and territories.
The transportation needs of this country are growing. There is increased congestion, an increased demand for public transportation and increasing fuel costs. This increased demand on the transportation system has led to an increased strain on states’ budgets as they also try to fund escalating costs for healthcare and education.