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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

01-HR1343 on Apr 3, 2001

Bill Sponsorship: the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act:
Source: House Resolution Sponsorship
Title: To provide Federal assistance to States and local jurisdictions to prosecute hate crimes.

Summary: Provide technical, forensic, prosecutorial, or other assistance in the criminal investigation or prosecution of any violent crime that is motivated by prejudice based on the race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability of the victim or is a violation of hate crime laws.

  1. Award grants to assist State and local law enforcement officials with extraordinary expenses for interstate hate crimes.

  2. Award grants to State and local programs designed to combat hate crimes committed by juveniles.

  3. Prohibit specified offenses involving actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

  4. Increase criminal sentencing for adult recruitment of juveniles to commit hate crimes.

  5. Collect and publish data about crimes that manifest evidence of prejudice based on gender.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Question 3: Comfortable with same-sex marriage Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Crime
  • Headline: More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes (Score: 2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 01-HR1343

Neil Abercrombie s1oHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010) 
Gary Ackerman s1oNew York Dem./Ind./Lib. (Retiring 2012) 
Daniel Akaka s1oHI Democratic Jr Senator (Retiring) 
Tom Allen s1oMaine Democrat (Retiring 2008) 
Rob Andrews s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Joe Baca s1oCalifornia Democratic Challenger 
Brian Baird s1oWashington Democrat (until 2010) 
John Baldacci s1oMaine Democrat 
Tammy Baldwin s1oWI Democratic Challenger 
James Barcia s1oMichigan Democrat 
Tom Barrett s1oWisconsin Democrat 
Evan Bayh s1oIN Former Democratic Senator 
Xavier Becerra s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Ken Bentsen s1oTexas Democrat 
Shelley Berkley s1oNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Howard Berman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Jeff Bingaman s1oNM Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Sanford Bishop s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Rod Blagojevich s1oIL Former Democrat Governor (2003-2009) 
Earl Blumenauer s1oOregon Democrat 
David Bonior s1oMichigan Democrat 
Robert Borski s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Leonard Boswell s1oIowa Democrat 
Rick Boucher s1oVirginia Democrat (until 2010) 
Barbara Boxer s1oCA Democratic Jr Senator 
Robert Brady s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
John Breaux s1oLA Former Democratic incumbent; retired 2004 
Corrine Brown s1oFlorida Democrat 
Sherrod Brown s1oOH Democratic Sr Senator 
Maria Cantwell s1oWA Democratic Jr Senator 
Lois Capps s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Michael Capuano s1oMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009) 
Benjamin Cardin s1oMaryland Democrat 
Jean Carnahan s1oMO Democratic Senator (Former) 
Tom Carper s1oDE Democratic Sr Senator 
Julia Carson s1oIndiana Former Dem. (Deceased 2008) 
William Lacy Clay s1oMissouri Democrat 
Eva Clayton s1oNorth Carolina Democrat (Until 2004) 
Max Cleland s1oGA Democratic Senator (Former) 
Bob Clement s1oTennessee Democrat 
Hillary Clinton s1oNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State 
James Clyburn s1oSouth Carolina Democrat 
Gary Condit s1oCalifornia Democrat 
John Conyers s1wMichigan Democrat 
Jon Corzine s1oNJ Former Democrat (until 2009) 
William Coyne s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Joseph Crowley s1oNew York Democrat 
Elijah Cummings s1oMaryland Democrat 
Tom Daschle s1oSD Former Democratic Senator 
Danny Davis s1oIllinois Democrat 
Jim Davis s1oFlorida Democrat 
Susan Davis s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Mark Dayton s1oMN Democratic Governor 
Peter Defazio s1oOregon Democrat 
Diana DeGette s1oColorado Democrat 
Bill Delahunt s1oMassachusetts Democrat (until 2010) 
Rosa DeLauro s1oConnecticut Democrat 
Peter Deutsch s1oFL Former Democratic Senate challenger (2004); US Rep. 
Norm Dicks s1oWashington Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
John Dingell s1oMichigan Democrat 
Chris Dodd s1oCT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Lloyd Doggett s1oTexas Democrat 
Cal Dooley s1oCalifornia Democrat (Until 2004) 
Byron Dorgan s1oND Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Mike Doyle s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Richard Durbin s1oIL Democratic Sr Senator 
John Edwards s1oNC Former Democrat Senator; retired to run for President, 2004 
Eliot Engel s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Anna Eshoo s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Lane Evans s1oIllinois Democrat 
Eni Faleomavaega s1oSamoa Democrat 
Sam Farr s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Chaka Fattah s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Dianne Feinstein s1oCA Democratic Sr Senator 
Bob Filner s1oCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
Barney Frank s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Martin Frost s1oTexas Democrat (Until 2004) 
Dick Gephardt s1oMissouri Democrat (Until 2004) 
Charles Gonzalez s1oTexas Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Bob Graham s1oFL Former Democratic Senator; retired 2004 
Gene Green s1oTexas Democrat 
Luis Gutierrez s1oIllinois Democrat 
Tony Hall s1oOhio Democrat (until 2002) 
Tom Harkin s1oIA Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Jane Harman s1oCalifornia Democrat (Resigned 2011) 
Alcee Hastings s1oFlorida Democrat 
Earl Hilliard s1oAlabama Democrat 
Maurice Hinchey s1oNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Ruben Hinojosa s1oTexas Democrat 
Rush Holt s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Mike Honda s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Darlene Hooley s1oOregon Democrat (Retiring 2008) 
Steny Hoyer s1oMaryland Democrat 
Daniel Inouye s1oHI Democratic Sr Senator 
Jay Inslee s1oWA Democratic Governor 
Steve Israel s1oNew York Democrat 
Jesse Louis Jackson s1oIllinois Democrat (Resgined 2013) 
Sheila Jackson Lee s1oTexas Democrat 
William Jefferson s1oLouisiana Democrat 
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1oTexas Democrat 
Tim Johnson s1oSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Stephanie Tubbs Jones s1oOhio Former Dem. (Deceased, 2008) 
Marcy Kaptur s1oOhio Democrat 
Patrick Kennedy s1oRhode Island Democrat (until 2010) 
John Kerry s1oMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Dale Kildee s1oMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Carolyn Kilpatrick s1oMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Ron Kind s1oWI Former Democratic challenger (2012) 
Jerry Kleczka s1oWisconsin Democrat (Until 2004) 
Dennis Kucinich s1oOhio Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Nicholas Lampson s1oTexas Democrat (Unseated 2008) 
Mary Landrieu s1oLA Democratic Sr Senator 
James Langevin s1oRhode Island Democrat 
Tom Lantos s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2008) 
Rick Larsen s1oWashington Democrat 
John Larson s1oConnecticut Democrat 
Patrick Leahy s1oVT Democratic Sr Senator 
Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Carl Levin s1oMI Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Sander Levin s1oMichigan Democrat 
John Lewis s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Blanche Lambert Lincoln s1oAR Former Democratic Senator 
Zoe Lofgren s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Nita Lowey s1oNew York Democrat 
Bill Luther s1oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Steve Lynch s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Senate run 2013) 
Carolyn Maloney s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Jim Maloney s1oConnecticut Democrat (retired) 
Ed Markey s1oMA Democratic Challenger 
Frank Mascara s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Jim Matheson s1oUtah Democrat 
Robert Matsui s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (deceased) 
Carolyn McCarthy s1oNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families 
Karen McCarthy s1oMissouri Democrat (Until 2004) 
Betty McCollum s1oMinnesota Democrat 
Jim McDermott s1oWashington Democrat 
Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Cynthia McKinney s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Michael McNulty s1oNew York Dem./Cons. (Retiring 2008) 
Marty Meehan s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Retired 2007) 
Carrie Meek s1oFlorida Democrat (retired 2002) 
Gregory Meeks s1oNew York Dem./Working-Families 
Robert Menendez s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Barbara Mikulski s1oMD Democratic Sr Senator 
Juanita Millender-McDonald s1oCalifornia Democrat 
George Miller s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Zell Miller s1oGA Former Democratic Senator; retired 2004 
Patsy Mink s1oHawaii Democrat 
Joe Moakley s1oMassachusetts Democrat (until 2001) 
Dennis Moore s1oKansas Democrat (until 2010) 
James Moran s1oVirginia Democrat 
Patty Murray s1oWA Democratic Sr Senator 
Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Grace Napolitano s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Richard Neal s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Bill Nelson s1oFL Democratic Sr Senator 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
James Oberstar s1oMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010) 
John Olver s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Solomon Ortiz s1oTexas Democrat (Unseated 2010) 
Major Owens s1oNew York Democrat (until 2007) 
Frank Pallone s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Bill Pascrell s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Ed Pastor s1oArizona Democrat 
Donald Payne s1oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
Nancy Pelosi s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Earl Pomeroy s1oNorth Dakota Democrat (until 2010) 
David Eugene Price s1oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Charles Rangel s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Jack Reed s1oRI Democratic Sr Senator 
Harry Reid s1oNV Democratic Sr Senator 
Silvestre Reyes s1oTexas Democrat 
Lynn Nancy Rivers s1oMichigan Democrat 
John Rockefeller s1oWV Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Ciro Rodriguez s1oTexas Democrat (until 2010) 
Mike Ross s1oArkansas Democratic Governor Challenger 
Steven Rothman s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Lucille Roybal-Allard s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Bobby Rush s1oIllinois Democrat 
Martin Sabo s1oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Loretta Sanchez s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Max Sandlin s1oTexas Democrat (Until 2004) 
Paul Sarbanes s1oMD Former Democrat Senator (Retired 2006) 
Tom Sawyer s1oOhio Democrat 
Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois Democrat 
Adam Schiff s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Charles Schumer s1oNY Democratic Sr Senator 
Jose Serrano s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Brad Sherman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Ike Skelton s1oMissouri Democrat (until 2010) 
Louise Slaughter s1oNew York Democrat 
David Adam Smith s1oWashington Democrat 
Vic Snyder s1oArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Hilda Solis s1oCA Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger 
Arlen Specter s1oPA Former Democratic incumbent (elected as Republican) 
Debbie Stabenow s1oMI Democratic Jr Senator 
Pete Stark s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Ted Strickland s1oOH Former Democratic Governor (2006-2010) 
Bart Stupak s1oMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Ellen Tauscher s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009) 
Bennie Thompson s1oMississippi Democrat 
Mike Thompson s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Karen Thurman s1oFlorida Former Democrat 
John Tierney s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Bob Torricelli s1oNJ Former Democratic Senator 
Ed Towns s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Mark Udall s1oCO Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Tom Udall s1oNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008) 
Nydia Velazquez s1oNew York Democrat/Working-Families 
Peter Visclosky s1oIndiana Democrat 
Diane Watson s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Henry Waxman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Anthony Weiner s1oNew York Former Democrat(Resigned 2011) 
Paul Wellstone s1oMN Democratic Senator (Former) 
Robert Wexler s1oFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010) 
Lynn Woolsey s1oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
David Wu s1oOregon Democrat (Resigned 2011) 
Ron Wyden s1oOR Democratic Sr Senator 
Albert Wynn s1oMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008) 



Republicans participating in 01-HR1343

Judy Biggert s1oIllinois Republican 
Sherry Boehlert s1oNew York Republican/Independence 
Mary Bono s1oCalifornia Republican 
Lincoln Chafee s1oRI Former Republican Senator (Lost re-election, 2006) 
Susan Collins s1oME Republican Sr Senator 
John Ensign s1oNV Republican Jr Senator 
Mike Ferguson s1oNew Jersey Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Mark Foley s1oFlorida Republican 
Rodney Frelinghuysen s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Benjamin Gilman s1oNew York Republican 
Jim Greenwood s1oPennsylvania Republican (Until 2004) 
Steve Horn s1oCalifornia Republican 
Nancy Lee Johnson s1oConnecticut Republican 
Sue Kelly s1oNew York Republican (until 2007) 
Mark Kirk s1oIL Republican Jr Senator 
Jim Kolbe s1oArizona Republican 
Jim Leach s1oIowa Republican 
Frank LoBiondo s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Connie Morella s1oMaryland Republican 
Deborah Pryce s1oOhio Republican 
Jack Quinn s1oNew York Republican/Ind./Cons. 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s1oFlorida Republican 
Christopher Shays s1oConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Rob Simmons s1oConnecticut Republican 
Gordon Harold Smith s1oOR Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2008) 
Olympia Snowe s1oME Republican Sr Senator 
John Sweeney s1oNew York Republican/Conservative 
Jim Walsh s1oNew York Rep./Ind. (Retiring 2008) 



Independents participating in 01-HR1343

Anibal Acevedo-Vila s1oPuerto Rico - 
Joe Biden s1oDE Vice President 
Donna Christensen s1oVirgin Islands - 
Harold Ford s1oNY 2010 Democratic Primary Challenger; previously US Rep (TN) 
Joseph Hoeffel s1oPA 2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative 
Jim Jeffords s1oVT Former Independent Senator (retired 2006) 
Joseph Lieberman s1oCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 
Bernie Sanders s1oVermont Independent 
Robert Underwood s1oGuam - 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 219
Republicans: 28
Independents: 9


















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