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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-S2836 on Dec 19, 2007

Signature Legislation: extending reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11
Source: Reservists Parity for Patriots Act (S.2836/H.R.4930)
    Congress makes the following findings:
  1. Since September 11, 2001, members of the reserve components of the Armed Forces have been sent into harm's way and fought alongside members of the regular components of the Armed Forces.
  2. Between September 11, 2001, and December 7, 2007, more than 600,000 members of the reserve components have been mobilized in support of military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and for other contingency operations.
  3. More than 142,000 members of the reserve components have been mobilized more than once during this same period.
  4. On December 7, 2007, the conference report for H. R. 1585 offered an earlier retirement benefit for members of the reserve components who are mobilized in support of contingency operations.
  5. The House of Representatives and the Senate agreed to the conference report on December 14, 2007.
  6. However, the conference report only considers service performed after the date of the enactment, and this effective date fails to recognize the service and sacrifice made by members of the reserve components since September 11, 2001.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Question 15: Expand the military Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Homeland Security
  • Headline: Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11 (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11 (Score: 1)

  • 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-S2836

Tom Allen s2oMaine Democrat (Retiring 2008) 
Tammy Baldwin s2oWI Democratic Challenger 
Timothy Bishop s2oNew York Democrat 
Rick Boucher s2oVirginia Democrat (until 2010) 
Bruce Braley s2oIA Democratic Challenger 
Benjamin Cardin s2oMaryland Democrat 
Chris Carney s2oPennsylvania Democrat (Retired 2010) 
Hillary Clinton s2oNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State 
Lincoln Davis s2oTennessee Democrat (until 2010) 
Keith Ellison s2oMinnesota Democrat 
Kirsten Gillibrand s2oNew York Democrat 
Charles Gonzalez s2oTexas Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
John Hall s2oNew York Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Stephanie Herseth s2oSouth Dakota Democratic (until 2010) 
Mike Honda s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Hank Johnson s2oGeorgia Democrat 
Tim Johnson s2oSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Ted Kennedy s2oMA Democratic Senator (until 2009) 
John Kerry s2oMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Blanche Lambert Lincoln s2oAR Former Democratic Senator 
Nita Lowey s2oNew York Democrat 
Steve Lynch s2oMassachusetts Democrat (Senate run 2013) 
Jim Marshall s2oGeorgia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Claire McCaskill s2oMO Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor 
Betty McCollum s2oMinnesota Democrat 
Mike McIntyre s2oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Michael Michaud s2oMaine Democratic Governor Challenger 
Bill Nelson s2oFL Democratic Sr Senator 
James Oberstar s2oMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010) 
Collin Peterson s2oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Mark Pryor s2oAR Democratic Sr Senator 
Mike Ross s2oArkansas Democratic Governor Challenger 
Steven Rothman s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Adam Schiff s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Charles Schumer s2oNY Democratic Sr Senator 
Allyson Schwartz s2oPennsylvania Democratic Governor Challenger 
David Scott s2oGeorgia Democrat 
David Adam Smith s2oWashington Democrat 
Bart Stupak s2oMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Mark Udall s2oCO Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Sheldon Whitehouse s2oRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general 
John Yarmuth s2oKentucky Democrat 



Republicans participating in 07-S2836

Lamar Alexander s2oTN Republican Sr Senator 
Spencer Bachus s2oAlabama Republican 
Gresham Barrett s2oSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010) 
Gus Bilirakis s2oFlorida Republican 
John Boozman s2oAR Republican Jr Senator 
Vern Buchanan s2oFlorida Republican 
Steve Buyer s2oIndiana Republican (until 2010) 
Ken Calvert s2oCalifornia Republican 
John Carter s2oTexas Republican 
Saxby Chambliss s1iGA Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Norm Coleman s2oMN Former Republican Senator; lost court battle, 2009 
Susan Collins s2oME Republican Sr Senator 
David Davis s2oTennessee Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Tom Davis s2oVirginia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Thelma Drake s2oVirginia Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Phil English s2oPennsylvania Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Jeff Fortenberry s2oNebraska Republican 
Jim Gerlach s2oPennsylvania Republican 
Louie Gohmert s2oTexas Republican 
Lindsey Graham s2oSC Republican Sr Senator 
Kay Granger s2oTexas Republican 
Samuel Graves s2oMissouri Republican 
Robin Hayes s2oNorth Carolina Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Bob Inglis s2oSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010) 
James Inhofe s2oOK Republican Sr Senator 
Johnny Isakson s2oGA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
John Kline s2oMinnesota Republican 
Randy Kuhl s2oNew York Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Tom Latham s2oIowa Republican 
Steven LaTourette s2oOhio Republican 
Frank LoBiondo s2oNew Jersey Republican 
Thad McCotter s2oMichigan Republican 
Jeff Miller s2oFlorida Republican 
Jerry Moran s2oKansas Republican (until 2010) 
Tim Murphy s2oPennsylvania Republican 
Marilyn Musgrave s2oColorado Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Mike Pence s2oIN Republican Governor 
Todd Platts s2oPennsylvania Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Ted Poe s2oTexas Republican 
Jon Porter s2oNevada Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Pat Roberts s2oKS Republican Sr Senator 
Hal Rogers s2oKentucky Republican 
Michael Rogers s2oAlabama Republican 
Bill Sali s2oIdaho Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Jim Saxton s2oNew Jersey Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Jeff Sessions s2oAL Republican Sr Senator 
Bill Shuster s2oPennsylvania Republican 
Christopher Smith s2oNew Jersey Republican 
Gordon Harold Smith s2oOR Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2008) 
Mark Souder s2oIndiana Republican (until 2010) 
Ted Stevens s2oAK Former Republican Sr Senator 
Lee Terry s2oNebraska Republican 
John Thune s2oSD Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Zach Wamp s2oTennessee Republican (until 2010) 
Joe Wilson s1iSouth Carolina Republican 
Robert Wittman s2oVirginia Republican 
Bill Young s2oFlorida Republican 



Independents participating in 07-S2836

Donna Christensen s2oVirgin Islands - 
Luis Fortuno s2oPuerto Rico At-Large (retired 2008) 
Virgil Goode s2oPOTUS Constitution Party Challenger 
Bernie Sanders s2oVermont Independent 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 42
Republicans: 57
Independents: 4


















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