Below are the details of the status of anti-NAU, repeal NAFTA, and anti-illegal immigration resolutions in Congress and state legislatures for 2007-2008. If you have corrections or updates on the status of these resolutions in any of the 50 states, please contact us through our online "jbs.org General Questions/Comments" form and include "Attn Larry: state resolutions update" in your comments.
Anti-NAU, repeal NAFTA, and anti-illegal immigration resolutions introduced in Congress and state legislatures in 2007 and 2008:
United States Congress, 2007/2008: Click here.
- Congressional Switchboard – (202) 224-3121
- Re NAU: House Concurrent Resolution 40 – introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Virgil Goode of Virginia (Currently in the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit)
- Re NAFTA: House Concurrent Resolution 22 - introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Virgil Goode of Virginia
State Legislatures 2008:
SJR68 [Click here for Alabama Legislative Information]: "OPPOSING ANY EFFORT TO IMPLEMENT A TRINATIONAL POLITICAL GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY AMONG THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AND MEXICO ... OPPOSING A NORTH AMERICAN UNION...." Sponsored by by Senators Glover, Erwin, Pittman, and Beason. The Senate PASSED SJR68 by a voice vote on April 10. The bill has now been sent to the House for its consideration.
HCM2003. Opposing a North American Union ("Urging the Congress of the United States to withdraw the United States from the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America and any other bilateral or multilateral activity that seeks to create a North American Union"). Sponsors: BIGGS, BURGES, GROE, JOHNSON, ANDERSON, CRUMP, and HARPER. (status updates) HCM 2003 PASSED the Arizona House on March 18, 2008 by a vote of 37 to 22. The Senate PASSED its version of HCM2003 on May 12 by a vote of 18 to 8. The bill now goes back to the House for a final vote. On June 11 the House PASSED the Senate version of HCM2003 by a vote of 33 to 19 and sent the bill on to Gov. Napolitano.
SJM113. RE NAFTA: "This legislation is to urge and petition the Congress of the United States, and particularly the congressional delegation representing the State of Idaho, to use all their efforts to ensure certain conditions for continued NAFTA participation are met, and in the event of default of such conditions then withdraw to stop additional harm to the American economy and workforce, loss of sovereignty and border security." Floor Sponsor: Pearce. (Status) SJM113 PASSED in the Idaho Senate by a voice vote on March 20, and was sent to the House for consideration. SJM113 PASSED in the Idaho House by a voice vote on March 26. Thus, Idaho is the first state to ask Congress to withdraw from NAFTA if certain conditions are not met.
SJM110. To Resolve the Illegal Immigration Crisis. Sponsors: Sen. Shirley McKague, Sen. Monty Pearce, Sen. Mel Richardson, Sen. Mike Jorgenson, Rep. JoAn Wood, Rep. Marv Hagedorn, Rep. Phil Hart. (Status)
S670: "Urges the Congress of the United States to oppose any effort to implement a political, governmental entity among the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and to oppose the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America and initiatives pursued in conjunction with the partnership which threaten the sovereignty of the United States and to oppose a North American Union, etc." Sponsor: Senator Lynn. (Status)
H.C.R. 5033. A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION urging the United States to withdraw from the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) [This resolution provides extended coverage of reasons to oppose the NAFTA Superhighway]. Sponsor: Rep. Judy Morrison. Introduced in the House on March 5, 2008. (status updates) HCR5033 PASSED in the Kansas House by 93 to 28 on April 4, 2008. It was immediately passed on to the Senate for its consideration.
- House Concurrent Resolution 17. Urges Congress to use its efforts to withdraw the United States from the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America which seeks to form a North American Union. Introduced on Jan. 30, 2008 by Sponsor Jim Guest. (status updates) There are 83 sponsors of this resolution, which constitutes a majority of the 163 members of the House. FINAL UPDATE: Although there were enough votes in the House to pass HCR17, the committee with jurisdiction over the resolution blocked any further action on it. Thus, the Missouri legislature closed its 2008 session on May 16 without a formal vote on HCR17 by the full House.
- Senate Concurrent Resolution 32. Urges Congress to withdraw the United States from any further participation in the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America and any other multilateral activity which seeks to advance the creation of North America Union. Introduced on February 20, 2008 by Senator Purgason. (status updates)
- HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 12. A RESOLUTION urging the federal government to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). SPONSORS: Rep. Winters, Rep. Soucy, Rep. Itse, Rep. Hinkle. (Status as of January 02, 2008: Current Committee is STATE-FEDERAL RELATIONS AND VETERANS AFFAIRS; due date out of committee is Thursday, February 21, 2008.)
- HOUSE RESOLUTION 23. A RESOLUTION declaring a supra-national government such as a North American union unconstitutional.. SPONSORS: Rep. Itse. (Status as of January 02, 2008)
- H. C. R. No. 31: A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION To urge the President and Congress of the United States to oppose any effort to implement a tri-national political, governmental entity among the Unites States, Canada, and Mexico, and to oppose the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America and initiatives pursued in conjunction with the Partnership that threaten the sovereignty of the United States. Representative McGregor, J. Cosponsors: Representatives Setzer, Stebelton, Peterson, Hughes, Flowers, Fessler.
- S.C.R. 13: "the Legislature opposes the construction of a NAFTA Superhighway System and opposes the entry of the United States into a North American Union with Mexico and Canada." (status) PASSED by South Dakota Senate by 24 to 9 on February 22, 2008. PASSED by South Dakota House by 56 to 13 on February 26, 2008.
- H.R. 1: Resolution Encouraging United States Withdrawal from Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America -- Sandstrom, S. (status updates) PASSED by Utah House by 57 to 15 on February 4, 2008.
- S.R. 1, First Substitute : SENATE RESOLUTION URGING THE CONSIDERATION OF THE UNITED STATES ENDING ITS PARTICIPATION IN THE SECURITY AND PROSPERITY PARTNERSHIP OF NORTH AMERICA -- Fife, F. (status updates) PASSED by Utah Senate by 25 to 0 on February 27, 2008.
- H.R. 2: House Resolution Calling for Withdrawal from NAFTA -- Donnelson, G. (status updates) DEFEATED by House by 19 to 45 on February 12, 2008.
- S.R. ?: Senate Resolution Calling for Withdrawal from NAFTA -- Madsen. (2/29/08: Apparently this resolution didn't beat the 1/31/08 deadline for introducing resolutions.)
- H.R. 6: House Resolution Calling on Congress to Fix Illegal Immigration -- Herrod. (status updates)
- S.R. 3: Senate Resolution Calling on Congress to Fix Illegal Immigration -- Madsen. (status updates) PASSED by Senate by 26 to 2 on February 22, 2008.
-HJ86: House Joint Resolution (offered Jan. 9, 2008) "Memorializing the Congress of the United States to withdraw the United States from the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America and any other bilateral or multilateral activity which seeks to create a North American Union." Patrons -- Marshall, R.G., Cole, Gear, Hargrove, Spruill and Ware, O.; Senator: Reynolds. (status updates)
State Legislatures 2007:
- Office of Senator Beason: (334) 242-7794
- Senate Resolution 30 – introduced by Senator Beason (Currently in the Senate Rules Committee)
- Senate Switchboard - (602) 926-3559
- Senate Concurrent Memorial 1002 – introduced by Senator Johnson (Passed Senate by a vote of 17-11 with 2 not voting, passed a House Committee by a 7-3 vote on March 26, 2007, still awaiting a final House vote)
- Office of Rep. Stafford: (303) 866-2944
- House Resolution 7 - introduced by Representative Stafford on April 23, 2007 (Currently in the House State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee, the bill has been postponed indefinitely and cannot be reintroduced until next year)
- Congressional Switchboard: (404) 656-5015
- Senate Resolution 124 – introduced by Senators Schaefer, Rogers, Douglas, Hill, and Chapman (Currently in the House Committee on Rules, the bill was read for the second time on March 20, 2007, failed to pass the third reading on April 19,2007, and connot be reintroduced until next year)
- House Resolution 858 - introduced by Representatives Benton, Bearden, Franklin, Graves, Scott and Meadows (Currently in the House Committee on Insterstate Cooperation)
- Senate Switchboard: (808) 586-6720
- Senate Concurrent Resolution 96 – introduced by Senator Hanabusa (Currently in the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental and Military Affairs/Senate Committee on Transportation and International Affairs, and the Subcommittee on Judiciary and Labor)
- Senate Resolution 60 - - Introduced by Senator Hanabusa (Currently in the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental and Military Affairs/Senate Committee on Transportation and International Affairs, and the Subcommittee on Judiciary and Labor)
- House Switchboard: (208) 332-1000
- House Joint Memorial 5 – introduced by Representative Wood (House) and sponsored by Senator Pearce in the Senate (Passed the House by a voice vote – Passed by the Senate on March 22, 2007 by a vote of 24 -10)
- Office of Rep. Black: (217) 782-4811
- House Joint Resolution 29 – introduced by Representative Black (Assigned to the International Trade and Commerce Committee on February 27, 2007)
- House Switchboard – (573) 751-3659
- Senate Concurrent Resolution 15 – sponsored by Senator Barnitz (Currently in the Senate Committees on Rules, Joint Rules and Resolutions and Ethics)
- House Concurrent Resolution 33 – sponsored by Representative Guest (Passed the House Committee on Rules by a 5-3 vote, awaiting final floor vote)
- House Switchboard – (406) 444-4800
- House Joint Resolution 25 – introduced by Representative Rice of Montana (passed by a vote of 94-5and has been transmitted to the Senate and was assigned to the Committee on the Judiciary, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 7-5 on April 10, passed in the Senate by a vote of 32-18 on April 18)
- Office of Senator Brogdon: (405) 521-5566
- Senate Concurrent Resolution 10 – introduced by Senator Brogdon (Passed the Senate Business and Labor Committee by a vote of 7-1 on April 2, 2007, passed the full Senate with no dissenting votes on April 23, 2007, transmitted to the House on April 24, 2007, adopted by the House on May 15, 2007, with a unanimous vote of 97-0)
- Legislative Switchboard – (503) 986-1000
- Senate Joint Memorial 5 – sponsored by Senators George, Starr, and Whitsett and Representatives Boquist, Krieger, Nelson and Thatcher (The resolution failed to meet a May 1, 2007 deadline for a hearing, the resolution may be introduced in the next legislative year)
- Office of Honorable Surra - (717) 787-7226
- House Resolution 278 - introduced by State Representative Surra (Referred to the House Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs on May 18, 2007)
South Carolina: http://www.scstatehouse.net/sess117_2007-2008/bills/416.htm
- Legislative Switchboard – (803) 212-6700 (Senate), (803) 734-2010 (House)
- Senate Concurrent Resolution 416 – introduced by Senator Fair (Resided in the Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce and Industry)
- House Concurrent Resolution 3185 – introduced by Representative Davenport (Resides in the House Committee on Invitations and Memorial Resolutions)
South Dakota: http://legis.state.sd.us/sessions/2007/bills/SCR7p.htm
- Office of Senator Kloucek: 605-773-3821
- Senate Concurrent Resolution 7 – introduced by Senators Kloucek, Apa, Lintz, and Maher and Representatives Nelson, DeVries, Gassman, Jerke, Kirkeby, Noem, and Betty Olson (Resides in the State Affairs Committee)
- Senate Switchboard: (615) 741-2730
- Senate Joint Resolution 88 – introduced by Senator Ketron (Resides in the Finance, Ways and Means Committee, a hearing is scheduled for April 10, 2007, adopted by the Senate on April 26, 2007, transmitted to the House on April 26, 2007, assigned to the House Committee on Commerce on April 30, 2007, assigned to the House Rules Committee on May, 16, 2007)
- Office of Representative Kolkhorst: (512) 463-0600 ext. E2.318
- House Bill 3647 – Introduced by Representative Kolkhorst (a bill that would require the attorney general to produce a report on how NAFTA/SPP/NACC/WTO/GATS would effect state law) (Referred to the Committee on Border and International Affairs, passed in the Hosue on May 11, 2007, passed in the Senate on May 23, 2007, signed in the House on May 24, 2007, signed in the Senate on May 25, 2007, sent to the Governor on May 26, 2007)
- Legislative Switchboards – (801) 538-1035 (Senate), (801) 538-1029 (House)
- House Joint Resolution 7 – introduced by Representative Sandstrom and Senator Fife (Passed in the House by a vote of 47-24 and was killed in the Senate for the remainder of the Congressional year)
- Senate Switchboard – (804) 698-7410
- Senate Joint Resolution 442 – introduced by Senators Lucas and Hawkins (Resides in the Senate Committee on Rules)
- Senate Joint Resolution 387 – introduced by Senator Reynolds (Bill emphasis on the NAFTA Superhighway) (Resided in the Senate Committee on Rules)
- Legislative Switchboard – (800) 562-6000
- Senate Joint Memorial 8004 – introduced by Senators Stevens, Swecker and Benton (Resides in the Committee on Economic Development, Trade and Management)
- House Joint Memorial 4018 – introduced by Representatives Roach, Dunn, McCune and Hurst (Resides in the Committee on Economic Development, Trade and Management)