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07-S368 on Jan 23, 2007

Legislation by 2008 Presidential Candidates: increasing funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program
Source: COPS Improvements Act (S.368/H.R.1700)
COPS Improvements Act of 2007 - Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to make grants for public safety and community policing programs (COPS ON THE BEAT or COPS program). Revises grant purposes to provide for:
  1. the hiring or training of law enforcement officers for intelligence, antiterror, and homeland security duties;
  2. the hiring of school resource officers;
  3. school-based partnerships between local law enforcement agencies and local school systems to combat crime, gangs, drug activities, and other problems facing elementary and secondary schools;
  4. innovative programs to reduce and prevent illegal drug (including methamphetamine) manufacturing, distribution, and use; and
  5. enhanced community policing and crime prevention grants that meet emerging law enforcement needs.
    Authorizes the Attorney General to make grants to:
  1. assign community prosecutors to handle cases from specific geographic areas and address counterterrorism problems, specific violent crime problems, and localized violent and other crime problems; and
  2. develop new technologies to assist state and local law enforcement agencies in crime prevention.


    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: Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program (Score: -1)
  • Headline 2: Increase funding for "COPS ON THE BEAT" program (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 07-S368

Jason Altmire s2oPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Rob Andrews s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Michael Arcuri s2oNew York Democrat (until 2010) 
Joe Baca s2oCalifornia Democratic Challenger 
Max Baucus s2oMT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Evan Bayh s2oIN Former Democratic Senator 
Shelley Berkley s2oNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Jeff Bingaman s2oNM Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Sanford Bishop s2oGeorgia Democrat 
Barbara Boxer s2oCA Democratic Jr Senator 
Nancy Boyda s2oKansas Democrat (Unseated 2008) 
Robert Brady s2oPennsylvania Democrat 
Corrine Brown s2oFlorida Democrat 
Sherrod Brown s2oOH Democratic Sr Senator 
Robert Byrd s2oWV Former Democratic Senator 
Maria Cantwell s2oWA Democratic Jr Senator 
Lois Capps s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Michael Capuano s2oMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009) 
Benjamin Cardin s2oMaryland Democrat 
Chris Carney s2oPennsylvania Democrat (Retired 2010) 
Bob Casey s2oPA Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer 
Emmanuel Cleaver s2oMissouri Democrat 
Hillary Clinton s2oNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State 
Steve Cohen s2oTennessee Democrat 
John Conyers s2oMichigan Democrat 
Joe Courtney s2oConnecticut Democrat 
Henry Cuellar s2oTexas Democrat 
Danny Davis s2oIllinois Democrat 
Diana DeGette s2oColorado Democrat 
Bill Delahunt s2oMassachusetts Democrat (until 2010) 
Chris Dodd s2oCT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Joe Donnelly s2oIN Democratic Challenger 
Mike Doyle s2oPennsylvania Democrat 
Richard Durbin s2oIL Democratic Sr Senator 
Keith Ellison s2oMinnesota Democrat 
Rahm Emanuel s2oIllinois Former Democrat (until 2009) 
Eliot Engel s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Bob Etheridge s2oNorth Carolina Democrat (Unseated 2010) 
Dianne Feinstein s2oCA Democratic Sr Senator 
Bob Filner s2oCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
Kirsten Gillibrand s2oNew York Democrat 
Raul Grijalva s2oArizona Democrat 
John Hall s2oNew York Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Phil Hare s2oIllinois Democrat (until 2010) 
Tom Harkin s2oIA Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Brian Higgins s2oNew York Democrat 
Baron Hill s2oIndiana Democrat (until 2010) 
Ruben Hinojosa s2oTexas Democrat 
Mazie Hirono s2oHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Paul Hodes s2oNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010) 
Tim Holden s2oPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Rush Holt s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Darlene Hooley s2oOregon Democrat (Retiring 2008) 
Sheila Jackson Lee s2oTexas Democrat 
Eddie Bernice Johnson s2oTexas Democrat 
Hank Johnson s2oGeorgia Democrat 
Tim Johnson s2oSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Stephanie Tubbs Jones s2oOhio Former Dem. (Deceased, 2008) 
Steve Kagen s2oWI Former Democratic challenger (2012) 
Ted Kennedy s2oMA Democratic Senator (until 2009) 
John Kerry s2oMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Ron Klein s2oFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Amy Klobuchar s2oMN Democrat/DFL Sr Senator 
Herbert Kohl s2oWI Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Nicholas Lampson s2oTexas Democrat (Unseated 2008) 
Mary Landrieu s2oLA Democratic Sr Senator 
John Larson s2oConnecticut Democrat 
Frank Lautenberg s2oNJ Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Patrick Leahy s2oVT Democratic Sr Senator 
Barbara Lee s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Carl Levin s2oMI Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
David Loebsack s2oIowa Democrat 
Nita Lowey s2oNew York Democrat 
Tim Mahoney s2oFlorida Democrat (Unseated 2008) 
Ed Markey s2oMA Democratic Challenger 
Jim Matheson s2oUtah Democrat 
Carolyn McCarthy s2oNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families 
Claire McCaskill s2oMO Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor 
Betty McCollum s2oMinnesota Democrat 
Jim McGovern s2oMassachusetts Democrat 
Jerry McNerney s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Robert Menendez s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Michael Michaud s2oMaine Democratic Governor Challenger 
Barbara Mikulski s2oMD Democratic Sr Senator 
Dennis Moore s2oKansas Democrat (until 2010) 
James Moran s2oVirginia Democrat 
Chris Murphy s2oConnecticut Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Patrick Joseph Murphy s2oPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010) 
Patty Murray s2oWA Democratic Sr Senator 
John Murtha s2oPennsylvania Democrat (Deceased Feb. 2010) 
Jerrold Nadler s2oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Grace Napolitano s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Bill Nelson s2oFL Democratic Sr Senator 
Barack Obama s2oIL Former Democratic Senator (until 2008) 
Solomon Ortiz s2oTexas Democrat (Unseated 2010) 
Bill Pascrell s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Ed Perlmutter s2oColorado Democrat 
Mark Pryor s2oAR Democratic Sr Senator 
Nick Rahall s2oWest Virginia Democrat 
Jack Reed s2oRI Democratic Sr Senator 
Harry Reid s2oNV Democratic Sr Senator 
Silvestre Reyes s2oTexas Democrat 
John Rockefeller s2oWV Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Ciro Rodriguez s2oTexas Democrat (until 2010) 
Tim Ryan s2oOhio Democrat 
Ken Salazar s2oCO Former Democratic Senator (entered Cabinet, 2009) 
Loretta Sanchez s2oCalifornia Democrat 
John Sarbanes s2oMaryland Democrat 
Adam Schiff s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Charles Schumer s2oNY Democratic Sr Senator 
Bobby Scott s2oVirginia Democrat 
Carol Shea-Porter s2oNew Hampshire Democrat 
Heath Shuler s2oNorth Carolina Democrat (retiring 2012) 
Albio Sires s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Zack Space s2oOhio Democrat (until 2010) 
Arlen Specter s2oPA Former Democratic incumbent (elected as Republican) 
Debbie Stabenow s2oMI Democratic Jr Senator 
Bart Stupak s2oMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Betty Sutton s2oOhio Democrat 
Bennie Thompson s2oMississippi Democrat 
Tom Udall s2oNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008) 
Chris Van Hollen s2oMaryland Democrat 
Peter Visclosky s2oIndiana Democrat 
Tim Walz s2oMinnesota Democrat 
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s2oFlorida Democrat 
Diane Watson s2oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Anthony Weiner s1iNew York Former Democrat(Resigned 2011) 
Peter Welch s2oVermont Democrat 
Robert Wexler s2oFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010) 
Charlie Wilson s2oOhio Democrat (until 2010) 
David Wu s2oOregon Democrat (Resigned 2011) 
John Yarmuth s2oKentucky Democrat 



Republicans participating in 07-S368

Norm Coleman s2oMN Former Republican Senator; lost court battle, 2009 
Susan Collins s2oME Republican Sr Senator 
Vito Fossella s2oNew York Rep./Cons. challenger 
Ric Keller s2oFlorida Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Steven LaTourette s2oOhio Republican 
Lisa Murkowski s2oAK Republican Sr Senator 
Jim Ramstad s2oMinnesota Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Dave Reichert s2oWashington Republican (Governor run 2012) 
Gordon Harold Smith s2oOR Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2008) 



Independents participating in 07-S368

Joe Biden s1iDE Vice President 
Brad Ellsworth s2oIN 2010 Democratic Challenger 
Joseph Lieberman s2oCT 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: 132
Republicans: 9
Independents: 5


















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