[As Further Amended by Senate Committee of the Whole]
Session of 2000
Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 1628
By Special Committee on Agriculture

11             A  CONCURRENT  RESOLUTION urging President Clinton to ap-
12             point a permanent [Congress to pass legislation making the] agri-
13             cultural ambassador in the United States trade representative's office
14             [a permanent position].
16             WHEREAS,  The export of agricultural commodities provides the
17       United States with a positive return on its balance of trade; and
18             WHEREAS,  It is of the utmost importance to Kansas producers to
19       continue to trade on the international market; and
20             WHEREAS,  Agricultural trade interests should be paramount in trade
21       negotiations: Now, therefore,
22             Be it resolved by the Senate of the State of Kansas, the House of Rep-
23       resentatives concurring therein: That President Clinton appoint a per-
24       manent [Congress pass legislation making the] agricultural ambassa-
25       dor in the United States trade representative's office [a permanent
26       position] in an effort to keep agricultural trade interests paramount in
27       trade negotiations; and
28             Be it further resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send
29       enrolled copies of this resolution to the President of the United States;
30       the Vice-President of the United States; Majority Leader and Minority
31       Leader of the United States Senate; the Speaker, Majority Leader and
32       Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives; the Sec-
33       retary of the United States Department of Agriculture; and to each mem-
34       ber of the Kansas Congressional Delegation.