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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.

02-SR311 on Jul 30, 2002

Bill Sponsorship: a resolution on World Summit on Sustainable Development
Source: Resolution sponsored by 13 Senators
Expresses the sense of the Senate that having the President lead the U.S. delegation at the World Summit on Sustainable Development would send a strong signal of U.S. support.

Calls for the United States to: (1) take specified steps at the Summit, such as reaffirming its support for the implementation of commitments entered into at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), supporting efforts to improve the institutional structure for implementing the framework created by Agenda 21 and the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, remaining firmly opposed to commercial whaling, and supporting measures to increase the use of renewable sources of energy worldwide; and (2) provide leadership and pursue the negotiation of international agreements to address global climate change and to protect the marine environment.

Urges the President to identify priority international environmental agreements that the United States has signed during and following the UNCED that the Administration will present to the Senate for ratification.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Question 8: Human needs over animal rights Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Environment
  • Headline: Support UNCED Rio Declaration at 2002 conference (Score: -1)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 8.
  • Headline: Support UNCED Rio Declaration at 2002 conference (Answer: C)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 8 on Environment: Which of the following statements comes closest to your personal view?
    • A: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity
    • B: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity, but should be somewhat protected
    • C: Natural resources should be mostly protected, but also exist for the benefit of humanity
    • D: Natural resources exist on their own and should be completely protected
    • E: Unsure


  • Key for participation codes:
  • 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 02-SR311

Daniel Akaka s1oHI Democratic Jr Senator (Retiring) 
Jeff Bingaman s1oNM Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Barbara Boxer s1oCA Democratic Jr Senator 
Maria Cantwell s1oWA Democratic Jr Senator 
Richard Durbin s1oIL Democratic Sr Senator 
Russell Feingold s1oPOTUS Democrat 
John Kerry s1iMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Patrick Leahy s1oVT Democratic Sr Senator 
Patty Murray s1oWA Democratic Sr Senator 
Bob Torricelli s1oNJ Former Democratic Senator 
Ron Wyden s1oOR Democratic Sr Senator 



Republicans participating in 02-SR311



Independents participating in 02-SR311

Jim Jeffords s1oVT Former Independent Senator (retired 2006) 
Joseph Lieberman s1oCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 11
Republicans: 0
Independents: 2


















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