As Amended by House Committee
Session of 2000
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1626
By Special Committee on Agriculture

11             A  CONCURRENT  RESOLUTION urging Congress to remove the ex-
12             ecutive branch's unilateral trade sanction authority on food and
13             medicine.
15             WHEREAS,  Currently, the executive branch can unilaterally impose
16       trade sanctions on food and medicine; and
17             WHEREAS,  Food and medicine should not be used as a weapon in
18       trade negotiations; and
19             WHEREAS,  Such sanctions harm United States farmers more than
20       they hurt foreign countries: Now, therefore,
21             Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Kansas, the House of Rep-
22       resentatives concurring therein:  That Congress pass legislation which
23       would remove the executive branch's unilateral trade sanction authority
24       on food and medicine and require Congressional approval of such trade
25       sanctions, except in the case of armed conflict; and
26             Be it further resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send
27       enrolled copies of this resolution to the President of the United States;
28       the Vice-President of the United States; Majority Leader and Minority
29       Leader of the United States Senate; the Speaker, Majority Leader and
30       Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives; the Sec-
31       retary of the United States Department of Agriculture; and to each mem-
32       ber of the Kansas Congressional Delegation.