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Engrossed Version House Resolution 18 History

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ENGROSSED

HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 18


(By Mr. Speaker, Mr. Thompson, and Delegates Klempa, Anderson, Argento, Azinger, Barker, Beach, Boggs, Brown, Butcher, Campbell, Cann, Canterbury, Caputo, Crosier, Eldridge, Ellem, Ennis, Evans, Ferro, Fleischauer, Fragale, Frazier, Givens, Guthrie, Hall, Hamilton, Hartman, Hatfield, Hunt, Hutchins, Iaquinta, Ireland, Kominar, Lawrence, Longstreth, Louisos, Mahan, Manchin, Manypenny, Marshall, Martin, McGeehan, Michael, Miley, C. Miller, Moore, Morgan, Moye, Paxton, Perdue, Perry, Pethtel, Phillips, D. Poling, M. Poling, Porter, Reynolds, Rodighiero, Romine, Ross, Rowan, Schadler, Schoen, Shaver, Shook, Shott, Skaff, Smith, Spencer, Stephens, Stowers, Sumner, Susman, Swartzmiller, Tabb, Talbott, Varner, Walker, Webster, Wells, White, Williams and Wooton)



Expressing the will of the House of Delegates regarding Congress and President Obama planning a taxpayer-sponsored economic recovery package and the spending of economic recovery plan moneys.
Whereas, The economic downturn is having a critical impact on everyday Americans who are struggling to maintain or find jobs in an increasingly difficult environment; and
Whereas, Those same Americans are the taxpayers that provide the revenue needed to operate essential government services; and
Whereas, Congress and President Obama are planning a taxpayer- sponsored economic recovery package that will provide billions of dollars to help economically devastated cities and states, immediately provide jobs to millions of out-of-work Americans through considerable infrastructure rebuilding, green energy projects and other projects that will require manufactured components; and
Whereas, Any domestically produced products that are purchased with economic recovery plan moneys will immediately help struggling American families and will help stabilize our greater economy; and
Whereas, Any economic recovery plan spending should - to every extent possible - include a commitment from the State of West Virginia to buy materials, goods and services for projects from companies that are produced within the United States, thus employing the very workers that pay taxes for the economic recovery plan spending in the first place; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That the State of West Virginia will work to maximize the creation of American jobs and restoring economic growth and opportunity by spending economic recovery plan funds on products and services that both create jobs and help keep Americans employed; and, be it
Further Resolved, That we commit to purchasing only products and services that are made or performed in the United States of America whenever and wherever possible with any economic recovery moneys provided to the State of West Virginia by the American taxpayers; and, be it
Further Resolved, That as Legislators of the State of West Virginia, we commit to publicize any requests to waive these procurement priorities so as to give American workers and producers the opportunity to identify and provide the American products and services that will maximize the success of our nation's economic recovery program; and, be it
Further Resolved, That, because all West Virginians have the right to full and free disclosure of the manner in which their hard-earned tax dollars are used, all expenditures of funds provided to the State of West Virginia through the federal economic recovery program should be open and transparent, and should be publicized and made fully accessible to all citizens.
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