House Concurrent Resolution No. 12



Whereas, the recent dramatic increase in utility rates for utility companies providing heating fuels has had a devastating financial affect on many middle and low income Missourians who cannot afford to pay utility bills which have more than doubled in recent months; and

Whereas, many Missourians on fixed and limited incomes may be forced to eliminate other essential purchases, such as food and medicines, from their limited budgets in order to pay the exorbitant utility bills; and

Whereas, due to the extraordinary circumstances in which Missourians find themselves, members of Congress should consider taking extraordinary steps to protect the interests of all of the people of the United States:

Now, therefore, be it resolved that the members of the House of Representatives of the Ninety-first General Assembly, First Regular Session, the Senate concurring therein, hereby request that the United States Congress consider establishing a strong remedial federal energy policy that delegates emergency powers to individual states; and

Be it further resolved that the Chief Clerk of the Missouri House of Representatives be instructed to prepare properly inscribed copies of this resolution for the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and each member of the Missouri Congressional delegation.

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