FIRST REGULAR SESSION
House Concurrent Resolution No. 51
95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES KOMO (Sponsor), LEARA, SCHARNHORST, FISCHER (107), STEVENSON, BIVINS, DAVIS, FAITH, McNARY, PARKINSON, ZERR, SCHLOTTACH, BROWN (30), MOLENDORP, JONES (117), WRIGHT, STREAM, FALLERT, McDONALD, MEINERS, HUGHES, KANDER, MEADOWS, SCHIEFFER, FRAME, SCAVUZZO, AULL, KELLY, WEBBER, STORCH, CARTER, BIERMANN, COLONA, LIESE, McCLANAHAN, STILL, LeVOTA, ENGLUND, CURLS, SKAGGS, LOW, ZIMMERMAN, CHAPPELLE-NADAL, NORR, BURNETT, SPRENG, WITTE, HODGES, KIRKTON, SCHUPP, TODD, BROWN (50), CALLOWAY, ATKINS, HUMMEL, WALTON GRAY, MORRIS, PACE, OXFORD, SHIVELY, KRATKY, VOGT, BRINGER, CASEY, JONES (63), McNEIL, ROORDA, NASHEED, KUESSNER, LAMPE, WALSH, FUNDERBURK, CORCORAN, WILDBERGER, YAEGER, HARRIS, LeBLANC, WEBB, EL-AMIN, HOLSMAN, SCHOEMEHL, BROWN (73), RUCKER, GRILL, TALBOY AND DOUGHERTY (Co-sponsors).
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 infrastructures including the auto industry; and
Whereas, the Missouri Current Employment Statistics program estimates that there were 7,400 auto assembly jobs in the St. Louis area 14 months ago and that figure has fallen to 3,100 jobs with a net job loss of 4,300 jobs; and
Whereas, according to the Missouri Economic Research Center each job lost in this industry causes 5.28 jobs to be lost elsewhere in the state, Missouri has lost a total of 17,424 auto related jobs in the state; and
Whereas, many economists agree that for every auto assembler job lost nationwide, nine support jobs are lost as well. Based on that figure, our nation lost 29,700 jobs related to the auto industry; and
Whereas, according to the Missouri Economic Research Center's 2008 Economic Impact Summary, Missouri loses more than a billion dollars in economic output each year; and
Whereas, any federal tax dollars or federal stimulus funds allocated for the purposes of stabilizing the United States auto industry should be used to enhance domestic employment; and
Whereas, the loss of more jobs in the auto industry could have a devastating effect on the economic recovery plans for the state of Missouri:
Now, therefore, be it resolved by the members of the Missouri House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth General Assembly, First Regular Session, the Senate concurring therein, hereby urge Chrysler to maintain and increase current manufacturing levels in the great state of Missouri; and
Be it further resolved that the Chief Clerk of the Missouri House of Representatives be instructed to prepare a properly inscribed copy of this resolution for Chrysler LLC, P.O. Box 21-8004, Auburn Hills, Michigan 48321.