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House Concurrent Resolution 105

PAG LIN HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. BY S. OLSON, L. MILLER, PAUSTIAN, LYKAM, MOORE, THEDE, and WINCKLER 1 1 A Concurrent Resolution urging the President of the 1 2 United States and the United States Congress to 1 3 protect the Rock Island Arsenal from future budget 1 4 reductions. 1 5 WHEREAS, from the 19th century to the present, the 1 6 Rock Island Arsenal has been a part of the economic and 1 7 government service history of the Quad Cities; and 1 8 WHEREAS, from an employment peak of 18,467 during 1 9 the height of World War II, the arsenal workforce has 1 10 shrunk to less than half that number; and 1 11 WHEREAS, the arsenal remains a major economic engine 1 12 in the region with more than 8,500 employees and more 1 13 than 70 federal and commercial tenants, adding some 1 14 one billion dollars to the local economy and impacting 1 15 14,000 community jobs; and 1 16 WHEREAS, the Joint Manufacturing and Technology 1 17 Center at the arsenal is one of the world's largest 1 18 weapons manufacturing facilities; and has repeatedly 1 19 proven that, for small=quantity orders and specialty 1 20 jobs, it has the expertise, equipment, and dedication 1 21 to the defense of the United States that cannot be 1 22 equaled in private industry; and 1 23 WHEREAS, a reduction at the Rock Island Arsenal 1 24 would not only threaten the local economy, but would 1 25 also jeopardize the readiness of United States forces 1 26 to quickly respond in the war on terror or in any 1 27 future conflict; NOW THEREFORE, 2 1 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 2 2 THE SENATE CONCURRING, That the General Assembly of 2 3 the State of Iowa urges the President of the United 2 4 States, the United States Congress, and the Secretary 2 5 of the Department of Defense to protect the Rock Island 2 6 Arsenal from any future reductions or other budget 2 7 cuts; and 2 8 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That an official copy of 2 9 this Resolution be transmitted to the President of 2 10 the United States, the Secretary of the United States 2 11 Department of Defense, and to members of the Iowa 2 12 congressional delegation. LSB 6028YH (5) 84 jr/rj
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