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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-HR912 on Mar 7, 2001

Bill Sponsorship: the Innocence Protection Act:
Source: House Resolution Sponsorship
Title: To reduce the risk that innocent persons may be executed.
    Summary: Authorizes a person convicted of a Federal crime to apply for DNA testing to support a claim that the person did not commit:

  1. the Federal crime of which the person was convicted; or

  2. any other offense that a sentencing authority may have relied upon when it sentenced the person with respect to such crime.

  3. Prohibits a State from denying an application for DNA testing made by a prisoner in State custody who is under sentence of death if specified conditions apply.

  4. Provides grants to prosecutors for DNA testing programs.

  5. Establishes the National Commission on Capital Representation.

  6. Withholds funds from States not complying with standards for capital representation.

  7. Provides for capital defense incentive grants and resource grants.

  8. Increases compensation in Federal cases, and sets forth provisions regarding compensation in State cases, where an individual is unjustly sentenced to death.

  9. Adds a certification requirement in Federal death penalty prosecutions.

  10. Expresses the sense of Congress regarding the execution of juvenile offenders and the mentally retarded.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Question 9: Stricter punishment reduces crime Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Crime
  • Headline: Require DNA testing for all federal executions (Score: -1)

  • 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-HR912

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) 
Joe Baca s1oCalifornia Democratic Challenger 
Brian Baird s1oWashington Democrat (until 2010) 
John Baldacci s1oMaine Democrat 
Tammy Baldwin s1oWI Democratic Challenger 
Tom Barrett s1oWisconsin Democrat 
Shelley Berkley s1oNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Howard Berman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Jeff Bingaman s1oNM Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Rod Blagojevich s1oIL Former Democrat Governor (2003-2009) 
Earl Blumenauer s1oOregon Democrat 
David Bonior s1oMichigan Democrat 
Leonard Boswell s1oIowa Democrat 
Rick Boucher s1oVirginia Democrat (until 2010) 
Barbara Boxer s1oCA Democratic Jr Senator 
Allen Boyd s1oFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Robert Brady s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
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 
Julia Carson s1oIndiana Former Dem. (Deceased 2008) 
William Lacy Clay s1oMissouri Democrat 
Eva Clayton s1oNorth Carolina Democrat (Until 2004) 
Hillary Clinton s1oNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State 
James Clyburn s1oSouth Carolina Democrat 
John Conyers s1oMichigan Democrat 
Jon Corzine s1oNJ Former Democrat (until 2009) 
Jerry Costello s1oIllinois Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
William Coyne s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Joseph Crowley s1oNew York Democrat 
Elijah Cummings s1oMaryland Democrat 
Danny Davis s1oIllinois Democrat 
Susan Davis s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Peter Defazio s1oOregon Democrat 
Diana DeGette s1oColorado Democrat 
Bill Delahunt s1wMassachusetts Democrat (until 2010) 
Rosa DeLauro s1oConnecticut Democrat 
Norm Dicks s1oWashington Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Chris Dodd s1oCT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Lloyd Doggett s1oTexas Democrat 
Cal Dooley s1oCalifornia Democrat (Until 2004) 
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 
Russell Feingold s1oPOTUS Democrat 
Bob Filner s1oCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
Barney Frank s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Dick Gephardt s1oMissouri Democrat (Until 2004) 
Charles Gonzalez s1oTexas Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Luis Gutierrez s1oIllinois Democrat 
Tony Hall s1oOhio Democrat (until 2002) 
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 
Stephanie Tubbs Jones s1oOhio Former Dem. (Deceased, 2008) 
Paul Kanjorski s1oPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010) 
Marcy Kaptur s1oOhio Democrat 
Patrick Kennedy s1oRhode Island Democrat (until 2010) 
Ted Kennedy s1oMA Democratic Senator (until 2009) 
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) 
John LaFalce s1oNew York Democrat/Ind./Lib. (Until 2004 
Nicholas Lampson s1oTexas Democrat (Unseated 2008) 
James Langevin s1oRhode Island Democrat 
Tom Lantos s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2008) 
Rick Larsen s1oWashington Democrat 
John Larson s1oConnecticut Democrat 
Patrick Leahy s1wVT Democratic Sr Senator 
Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Carl Levin s1oMI Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Sander Levin s1oMichigan Democrat 
John Lewis s1oGeorgia Democrat 
William Lipinski s1oIllinois Democrat (Until 2004) 
Zoe Lofgren s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Nita Lowey s1oNew York Democrat 
Bill Luther s1oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Carolyn Maloney s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Jim Maloney s1oConnecticut Democrat (retired) 
Ed Markey s1oMA Democratic Challenger 
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 
Barbara Mikulski s1oMD Democratic Sr Senator 
Juanita Millender-McDonald s1oCalifornia Democrat 
George Miller s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Patsy Mink s1oHawaii Democrat 
Joe Moakley s1oMassachusetts Democrat (until 2001) 
Dennis Moore s1oKansas Democrat (until 2010) 
James Moran s1oVirginia Democrat 
John Murtha s1oPennsylvania Democrat (Deceased Feb. 2010) 
Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Grace Napolitano s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Richard Neal s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
James Oberstar s1oMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010) 
John Olver s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
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 
Collin Peterson s1oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
David Phelps s1oIllinois Democrat 
Earl Pomeroy s1oNorth Dakota Democrat (until 2010) 
David Eugene Price s1oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Nick Rahall s1oWest Virginia Democrat 
Charles Rangel s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Jack Reed s1oRI Democratic Sr Senator 
Silvestre Reyes s1oTexas Democrat 
Lynn Nancy Rivers s1oMichigan Democrat 
Ciro Rodriguez s1oTexas Democrat (until 2010) 
Tim Roemer s1oIndiana Democrat 
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 
Bobby Scott s1oVirginia Democrat 
Jose Serrano s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Brad Sherman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Louise Slaughter s1oNew York Democrat 
David Adam Smith s1oWashington Democrat 
Hilda Solis s1oCA Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger 
John Spratt s1oSouth Carolina Democrat (until 2010) 
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 
Karen Thurman s1oFlorida Former Democrat 
John Tierney s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Bob Torricelli s1oNJ Former Democratic Senator 
Ed Towns s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Jim Traficant s1oOhio Democrat 
Mark Udall s1oCO Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Tom Udall s1oNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008) 
Nydia Velazquez s1oNew York Democrat/Working-Families 
Maxine Waters s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Diane Watson s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Mel Watt s1oNorth Carolina Democrat 
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) 
Albert Wynn s1oMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008) 



Republicans participating in 01-HR912

Spencer Bachus s1oAlabama Republican 
Roscoe Bartlett s1oMaryland Republican 
Charlie Bass s1oNew Hampshire Republican (Retired 2012) 
Sherry Boehlert s1oNew York Republican/Independence 
John Boehner s1oOhio Republican 
Mary Bono s1oCalifornia Republican 
Dan Burton s1oIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Dave Camp s1oMichigan Republican 
Lincoln Chafee s1oRI Former Republican Senator (Lost re-election, 2006) 
John Howard Coble s1oNorth Carolina Republican 
Susan Collins s1oME Republican Sr Senator 
Philip Crane s1oIllinois Republican (Until 2004) 
Tom Davis s1oVirginia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Jennifer Dunn s1oWashington Republican (Until 2004) 
Vernon Ehlers s1oMichigan Republican (until 2010) 
Robert Ehrlich s1oMaryland Republican 
Jo Ann Emerson s1oMissouri Republican (Resigned 2013) 
Phil English s1oPennsylvania Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Mark Foley s1oFlorida Republican 
Greg Ganske s1oIA Former Republican Nominee (2002) 
Paul Gillmor s1oOhio Republican (Deceased 2007) 
Benjamin Gilman s1oNew York Republican 
Jim Greenwood s1oPennsylvania Republican (Until 2004) 
Felix Grucci s1oNew York Republican 
Melissa Hart s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Doc Hastings s1oWashington Republican 
Dave Hobson s1oOhio Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Steve Horn s1oCalifornia Republican 
Amo Houghton s1oNew York Republican/Conservative 
Nancy Lee Johnson s1oConnecticut Republican 
Timothy Johnson s1oIllinois Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Sue Kelly s1oNew York Republican (until 2007) 
Peter King s1oNew York Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life 
Jim Kolbe s1oArizona Republican 
Ray LaHood s1oIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Steven LaTourette s1oOhio Republican 
Jim Leach s1oIowa Republican 
John McHugh s1oNew York Republican/Conservative 
Connie Morella s1oMaryland Republican 
Sue Myrick s1oNorth Carolina Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Tom Osborne s1oNebraska Republican 
Michael Oxley s1oOhio Republican 
Tom Petri s1oWisconsin Republican 
Todd Platts s1oPennsylvania Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Rob Portman s1oOH Republican Jr Senator 
Deborah Pryce s1oOhio Republican 
Jack Quinn s1oNew York Republican/Ind./Cons. 
Jim Ramstad s1oMinnesota Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Dana Rohrabacher s1oCalifornia Republican 
Joe Scarborough s1oFlorida Republican 
Christopher Shays s1oConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Rob Simmons s1oConnecticut Republican 
Christopher Smith s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Gordon Harold Smith s1oOR Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2008) 
Mark Souder s1oIndiana Republican (until 2010) 
Cliff Stearns s1oFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
John Sweeney s1oNew York Republican/Conservative 
Pat Tiberi s1oOhio Republican 
Pat Toomey s1oPA Republican Jr Senator 
Fred Upton s1oMichigan Republican 
Jim Walsh s1oNew York Rep./Ind. (Retiring 2008) 
John Warner s1oVA Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
Curt Weldon s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Frank Wolf s1oVirginia Republican 



Independents participating in 01-HR912

Anibal Acevedo-Vila s1oPuerto Rico - 
Brad Carson s1oOK 2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative 
Michael Castle s1oDE 2010 Senate Challenger (lost primary); previously Gov.& Rep. 
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) 
George Nethercutt s1oWA 2004 former Republican challenger; US Representative 
Bernie Sanders s1oVermont Independent 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 187
Republicans: 64
Independents: 10


















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