By Delegates Kiss and Thompson:
H. C. R. 19
--"Concerning reductions in the National Reserve Account Grants Program."
Whereas, The National Reserve Account Grants Program plays a vital role in the education and retraining of displaced and laid- off workers not only in West Virginia, but the entire nation; and
Whereas, As a result of federal budget cuts the amount of funding for this program has decreased from three hundred seventy million to one hundred seventy million dollars in the last five years; and
Whereas, Many individuals will not be able to educate or retrain themselves outside of their skilled profession in order to provide for themselves and their families; and
Whereas, Without a substantial funding increase for the National Reserve Account Grants Program many of these individuals will forced to relay on state and federal social programs; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the members of the West Virginia Legislature hereby request that public hearings be held on behalf of the United States Congress relating to the funding levels of the National Reserve Accounts Grant Program; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to Richard Reich, Secretary of the United States Department of Labor, Senators Robert C. Byrd and John D. Rockefeller, III, and Congressmen Nick Rahall, Bob Wise and Alan Mollahan.