So much worry.
Or, it could have been an inadvertent oversight.
Filed today by Representative Jeff Pogue (r):
Urges Congress refrain from adopting the USMCA.
Sponsor: Pogue, Jeff (143)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2019
LR Number: 1762H.01I
Last Action: 02/20/2019 – Introduced and Read First Time (H)
Bill String: HCR 45
Next House Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS FOR SECOND READING
FIRST REGULAR SESSION
House Concurrent Resolution No. 45 [pdf]
100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE POGUE. 1762H.01I DANA RADEMAN MILLER, Chief Clerk
WHEREAS, the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) may be implemented by Congress under federal law; and
WHEREAS, articles 23.9 and 23.1 of USMCA require legislation by member states to prevent workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity; and
WHEREAS, numerous members of Congress signed a letter to President Trump arguing that trade agreements are not the proper format to conduct experiments in domestic social policy; and
WHEREAS, the final version of the treaty contains a footnote stipulating that the United States is in full compliance with USMCA under the current interpretation of our federal laws; and
WHEREAS, ratification of USMCA by the Senate of the United States with the language involving gender identity and sexual orientation could be confusing given that USMCA, by its own terms, does not require any change to current federal law to conform to such language:
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the members of the House of Representatives of the One Hundredth General Assembly, First Regular Session, the Senate concurring therein, hereby recommends that the United States Senate refrain from ratification of USMCA or, in the alternative, that the Congress of the United States refrain from implementation of USMCA in any manner contrary to current federal law; 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 the President of the United States, the Majority Leader of the United States Senate, and the members of the Missouri congressional delegation.
Evidently someone has been losing sleep with all that worry.
It’s a terrible thing when you know somewhere out there someone else might believe other human beings should have the same rights as everyone else.
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