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    This page contains bills sponsored by incumbent Senators who are running for re-election in 2008, plus House incumbents running for Senate in 2008. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on. These bills are selected as the "signature issue" that each legislator focused on.

07-H1464 on Mar 9, 2007

Signature Legislation: promoting conservation of rare felids & canids
Source: Great Cats and Rare Canids Act (H.R.1464)
To assist in the conservation of rare felids and rare canids by supporting and providing financial resources for the conservation programs of nations within the range of rare felid and rare canid populations and projects of persons with demonstrated expertise in the conservation of rare felid and rare canid populations. Congress finds the following:
  • Many wild populations of felids and canids, once considered common, are in decline, and many have declined to the point that their long-term survival in the wild is in serious jeopardy.
  • Of the 37 wild felid species worldwide, all are currently recognized as species in need of protection. Of the 35 wild canid species worldwide, nearly 50% are recognized as in need of such protection.
  • In addition to their intrinsic value, felids and canids are important aesthetic, economic, and ecological global resources that need to be conserved.
  • Large felids and canids are considered both keystone and indicator species. Healthy populations of these species act as an important indicator of the integrity of entire ecosystems.
  • Rare felids and rare canids face an array of threats, including loss of habitat and natural prey, intentional and unintentional takings by humans, disease transmission, and a vast number of other threats. These threats need to be addressed in a coordinated fashion.
  • The purposes of this Act are to provide financial resources and to foster international cooperation (1) to restore and perpetuate healthy populations of rare felids and rare canids in the wild; and (2) to assist in the conservation of rare felid and rare canid populations worldwide.
  • Related bills: H.R.1913, S.1033


    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: Promote conservation of rare felids & canids (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Promote conservation of rare felids & canids (Score: -2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 8.
  • Headline: Promote conservation of rare felids & canids (Answer: D)
  • Headline 2: Promote conservation of rare felids & canids (Answer: D)
  • 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 07-H1464

Neil Abercrombie s2oHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010) 
Gary Ackerman s2oNew York Dem./Ind./Lib. (Retiring 2012) 
Howard Berman s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Timothy Bishop s2oNew York Democrat 
Rick Boucher s2oVirginia Democrat (until 2010) 
Barbara Boxer s2oCA Democratic Jr Senator 
Bruce Braley s2oIA Democratic Challenger 
Lois Capps s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Russ Carnahan s2oMissouri Democrat 
Ben Chandler s2oKentucky Democrat 
Yvette Clarke s2oNew York Democrat 
William Lacy Clay s2oMissouri Democrat 
Emmanuel Cleaver s2oMissouri Democrat 
Steve Cohen s2oTennessee Democrat 
Joseph Crowley s2oNew York Democrat 
Elijah Cummings s2oMaryland Democrat 
Danny Davis s2oIllinois Democrat 
Susan Davis s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Bill Delahunt s2oMassachusetts Democrat (until 2010) 
Rosa DeLauro s2oConnecticut Democrat 
Eliot Engel s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Anna Eshoo s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Sam Farr s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Bob Filner s2oCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
Barney Frank s2oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Raul Grijalva s2oArizona Democrat 
Luis Gutierrez s2oIllinois Democrat 
Alcee Hastings s2oFlorida Democrat 
Brian Higgins s2oNew York Democrat 
Maurice Hinchey s2oNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Mazie Hirono s2oHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Rush Holt s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Jay Inslee s2oWA Democratic Governor 
Dale Kildee s2oMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Ron Kind s2oWI Former Democratic challenger (2012) 
Dennis Kucinich s2oOhio Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Barbara Lee s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Sander Levin s2oMichigan Democrat 
Dan Lipinski s2oIllinois Democrat 
Steve Lynch s2oMassachusetts Democrat (Senate run 2013) 
Carolyn Maloney s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Carolyn McCarthy s2oNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families 
Betty McCollum s2oMinnesota Democrat 
Jim McDermott s2oWashington Democrat 
Jerry McNerney s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Michael McNulty s2oNew York Dem./Cons. (Retiring 2008) 
Gregory Meeks s2oNew York Dem./Working-Families 
Michael Michaud s2oMaine Democratic Governor Challenger 
Brad Miller s2oNorth Carolina Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
George Miller s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Gwen Moore s2oWisconsin Democrat 
James Moran s2oVirginia Democrat 
Jerrold Nadler s2oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Frank Pallone s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Donald Payne s2oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
Steven Rothman s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Linda Sanchez s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Jan Schakowsky s2oIllinois Democrat 
Adam Schiff s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Jose Serrano s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Carol Shea-Porter s2oNew Hampshire Democrat 
Pete Stark s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Betty Sutton s2oOhio Democrat 
John Tanner s2oTennessee Democrat (until 2010) 
Ellen Tauscher s2oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009) 
Mark Udall s2oCO Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Tom Udall s1iNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008) 
Chris Van Hollen s2oMaryland Democrat 
Henry Waxman s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Robert Wexler s2oFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010) 
Lynn Woolsey s2oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 



Republicans participating in 07-H1464

Henry Brown s2oSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010) 
Sam Brownback s2oKS Republican Governor 
Ken Calvert s2oCalifornia Republican 
Phil English s2oPennsylvania Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Jeff Fortenberry s2oNebraska Republican 
Jim Gerlach s2oPennsylvania Republican 
Wayne Gilchrest s2oMaryland Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Peter King s2oNew York Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life 
Mark Kirk s2oIL Republican Jr Senator 
John McHugh s2oNew York Republican/Conservative 
Todd Platts s2oPennsylvania Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Hal Rogers s2oKentucky Republican 
Ed Royce s2oCalifornia Republican 
Jim Saxton s2oNew Jersey Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Christopher Shays s2oConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008) 
John Sununu s2oNew Hampshire Republican 
Lee Terry s2oNebraska Republican 
Fred Upton s2oMichigan Republican 
Frank Wolf s2oVirginia Republican 
Don Young s2oAlaska Republican 



Independents participating in 07-H1464

Joseph Lieberman s1iCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 
Bernie Sanders s2oVermont Independent 
Joe Sestak s2oPA 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 71
Republicans: 20
Independents: 3


















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