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01-H128 on May 1, 2001

Legislation by 2008 Presidential Candidates: changing Social Security disproportionately affect women
Source: H.RES.128
RESOLUTION: Recognizing the unique effects that proposals to reform Social Security may have on women.
  • Whereas the Social Security benefit structure is of particular importance to low-earning wives and widows, with 63% of women beneficiaries aged 62 or older receiving wife's or widow's benefits;
  • Whereas 3/4 of unmarried and widowed elderly women rely on Social Security for over half of their income;
  • Whereas without Social Security benefits, the elderly poverty rate among women would have been 52.2% and among widows would have been 60.6%;
  • Whereas women tend to live longer and tend to have lower lifetime earnings than men do;
  • Whereas women spend an average of 11.5 years out of their careers to care for their families, and are more likely to work part-time than full-time; and
  • Whereas during these years in the workforce, women earn an average of 70 cents for every dollar men earn:
  • Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives recognizes the unique obstacles that women face in ensuring retirement security and survivor and disability stability and the essential role that Social Security plays in guaranteeing inflation-protected financial stability for women throughout their entire old age, and it is the sense of the House of Representatives that the Congress and the President should take these factors into account when considering proposals to reform the Social Security system.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 6. Question 6: Privatize Social Security Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Social Security
  • Headline: Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women (Score: -1)
  • Headline 2: Changing Social Security disproportionately affects women (Score: -1)

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  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 01-H128

Gary Ackerman s2oNew York Dem./Ind./Lib. (Retiring 2012) 
Tom Allen s2oMaine Democrat (Retiring 2008) 
John Baldacci s2oMaine Democrat 
Tammy Baldwin s2oWI Democratic Challenger 
Ken Bentsen s2oTexas Democrat 
Shelley Berkley s2oNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Howard Berman s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Sanford Bishop s2oGeorgia Democrat 
Rod Blagojevich s2oIL Former Democrat Governor (2003-2009) 
David Bonior s2oMichigan Democrat 
Robert Brady s2oPennsylvania Democrat 
Corrine Brown s2oFlorida Democrat 
Lois Capps s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Eva Clayton s2oNorth Carolina Democrat (Until 2004) 
Joseph Crowley s2oNew York Democrat 
Elijah Cummings s2oMaryland Democrat 
Danny Davis s2oIllinois Democrat 
Susan Davis s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Peter Defazio s2oOregon Democrat 
Bill Delahunt s2oMassachusetts Democrat (until 2010) 
Rosa DeLauro s1iConnecticut Democrat 
Eliot Engel s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Anna Eshoo s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Barney Frank s2oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Martin Frost s2oTexas Democrat (Until 2004) 
Bart Gordon s2oTennessee Democrat (until 2010) 
Gene Green s2oTexas Democrat 
Earl Hilliard s2oAlabama Democrat 
Maurice Hinchey s2oNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Darlene Hooley s2oOregon Democrat (Retiring 2008) 
Sheila Jackson Lee s2oTexas Democrat 
Eddie Bernice Johnson s2oTexas Democrat 
Stephanie Tubbs Jones s2oOhio Former Dem. (Deceased, 2008) 
Marcy Kaptur s2oOhio Democrat 
Dale Kildee s2oMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Carolyn Kilpatrick s2oMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Dennis Kucinich s2oOhio Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
James Langevin s2oRhode Island Democrat 
Tom Lantos s2oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2008) 
Barbara Lee s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Sander Levin s2oMichigan Democrat 
Zoe Lofgren s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Nita Lowey s2oNew York Democrat 
Bill Luther s2oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Carolyn Maloney s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Robert Matsui s2oCalifornia Former Democrat (deceased) 
Karen McCarthy s2oMissouri Democrat (Until 2004) 
Jim McDermott s2oWashington Democrat 
Jim McGovern s2oMassachusetts Democrat 
Cynthia McKinney s2oGeorgia Democrat 
Michael McNulty s2oNew York Dem./Cons. (Retiring 2008) 
Marty Meehan s2oMassachusetts Democrat (Retired 2007) 
Carrie Meek s2oFlorida Democrat (retired 2002) 
Juanita Millender-McDonald s2oCalifornia Democrat 
George Miller s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Patsy Mink s2oHawaii Democrat 
Jerrold Nadler s2oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Grace Napolitano s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s2oDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
James Oberstar s2oMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010) 
John Olver s2oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Donald Payne s2oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
Nancy Pelosi s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Charles Rangel s2oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Bobby Rush s2oIllinois Democrat 
Loretta Sanchez s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Jan Schakowsky s2oIllinois Democrat 
Adam Schiff s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Ronnie Shows s2oMississippi Democrat 
Louise Slaughter s2oNew York Democrat 
Pete Stark s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Ted Strickland s2oOH Former Democratic Governor (2006-2010) 
Bart Stupak s2oMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Karen Thurman s2oFlorida Former Democrat 
Mel Watt s2oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Henry Waxman s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Robert Wexler s2oFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010) 
Lynn Woolsey s2oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Albert Wynn s2oMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008) 



Republicans participating in 01-H128

Henry Brown s2oSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010) 
Connie Morella s2oMaryland Republican 



Independents participating in 01-H128

Donna Christensen s2oVirgin Islands - 
Harold Ford s2oNY 2010 Democratic Primary Challenger; previously US Rep (TN) 
Bernie Sanders s2oVermont Independent 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 79
Republicans: 2
Independents: 3


















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