H.Res. 317: Recognizing the region from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri, as the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor

H.Res. 317

Recognizing the region from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri, as the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor

Date
September 15, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

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Floor Situation

H.Res. 317 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Monday, September 15, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The resolution was introduced by Rep. Dennis Moore (D-KS) on April 1, 2009.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 317 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
• "Recognizes the region from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia, Missouri, including the metropolitan Kansas City area and St. Joseph, Missouri, as the `Kansas City Animal Health Corridor';
• "Recognizes the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor as the national center of the animal health industry based on the unmatched concentration of animal health and nutrition businesses and educational and research assets; and
• "Expresses its commitment to establishing a favorable business environment and supporting animal health research to foster the continued growth of the animal health industry for the benefit of the economy, universities, businesses, and young people hoping to pursue an animal health career in the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor."

Background

According to the resolution's findings, more than 120 companies involved in the animal health industry are located in Kansas and Missouri, including four of the ten largest global animal health companies and one of the five largest animal nutrition companies.