Children, Heath and Human Services Committee
Richmond (CA) Mayor Irma Anderson, Chair
June 6, 2005
Resolution #14: Drug Free Sports resolves that The United States Conference of Mayors encourages states to establish steroid testing programs in schools and require minimum testing requirements for steroids and other performance-enhancing substances for major league sports associations engaged in interstate commerce.
Resolution #15: Promoting Physical Fitness Activities in Cities as a Means to Improving Health and Limiting Obesity Amongst City Residents Throughout the United States resolves that The United States Conference of Mayors, supports local and national efforts to counter growing obesity rates and the myriad problems associated with being overweight, in children, youth and adult residents.
Resolution #16: Increased Funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) supports an increase in LIHEAP authorization and urges Congress to increase the appropriations of the LIHEAP program to at least $3.4 billion in the FY 2006 budget.
Resolution #17: Reauthorization of Ryan White Care Act that The U.S. Conference of Mayors urges Congress to work swiftly to reauthorize the Ryan White CARE Act.
Resolution #18: Urging Full Funding for The Earned Income Tax Credit that The U.S. Conference of Mayors urges the Administration and Congress to fully fund the Earned Income Tax Credit.
Resolution #19: Head Start resolves that The U.S. Conference of Mayors strongly opposes any attempt to move Head Start to the states through a block grant or other means; strongly supports the current federal to local funding structure and supports the continued coordination of Head Start, child care and pre-kindergarten programs; and urges Congress to fully fund the Head Start program.
Resolution #20: Honoring the Bravery and Sacrifices of our Troops and Their Families with a New GI Bill of Rights resolves that the United States Conference of Mayors urges bipartisan congressional support and rapid approval of H.R. 2131, the New G.I. Bill of Rights for the 21st Century to honor the bravery of our troops and the tremendous sacrifices that their families have made.
Resolution #21: Stroke and Heart Disease in Women resolves that The United States Conference of Mayors recognizes stroke and heart disease in women as critical public health issues and strongly supports programs promoting comprehensive awareness targeted at women, advancing scientific research to further our understanding of stroke and heart disease in women, and improving medical services relating to stroke and heart disease.
Resolution #22: Money Follows the Person Act of 2005 that USCM supports local and state efforts to ensure the civil rights of people with disabilities of all ages to receive community-based services and supports; and urges Congress to enact S. 528, the Money Follows the Person Act of 2005.
Resolution #23: Supporting One'to-One Community Based Mentoring for Children of Incarcerated Parents that The U.S. Conference of Mayors supports efforts to mentor children of incarcerated parents in the proven one'to-one community based mentoring model in partnership with faith-based organizations.