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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.

08-SCR75 on Apr 10, 2008

Signature Legislation: appointing chiropractors as commissioned officers
Source: S.CON.RES.75/H.CON.RES.294
A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the Secretary of Defense should take immediate steps to appoint doctors of chiropractic as commissioned officers in the Armed Forces.
  • Whereas the urgent needs of military personnel in the field of operations include access to the widest possible range of health care options, especially in the area of care of the spine and related structures of the body;
  • Whereas providing military personnel in the field of operations with access to chiropractic care will increase the cost effectiveness of military health care expenditures by taking advantage of the conservative, drugless, and non-surgical care option offered by chiropractic care;
  • Whereas back injuries are the leading cause of lost service time and disability in the Armed Forces;
  • Whereas military personnel in the field of operations or on shipboard can access chiropractic care only through commissioned chiropractic officers;
  • Whereas access to chiropractic care through commissioned chiropractic officers will enhance the combat readiness of military personnel by offering a non-pharmaceutical option for the health care needs of such personnel;
  • Now, therefore, be it Resolved: That the Secretary of Defense should take immediate steps to establish a career path for doctors of chiropractic to be appointed as commissioned officers in all branches of the Armed Forces for purposes of providing chiropractic services to members of the Armed Forces.


  • Topic: Homeland Security
  • Headline: Appoint chiropractors as commissioned officers
  • Headline 2: Appoint chiropractors as commissioned officers

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Democrats participating in 08-SCR75

Neil Abercrombie s1iHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010) 
Leonard Boswell s2oIowa Democrat 
Robert Brady s2oPennsylvania Democrat 
Steve Cohen s2oTennessee Democrat 
Peter Defazio s2oOregon Democrat 
Bart Gordon s2oTennessee Democrat (until 2010) 
Phil Hare s2oIllinois Democrat (until 2010) 
Tom Harkin s2oIA Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Stephanie Herseth s2oSouth Dakota Democratic (until 2010) 
Tim Johnson s2oSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
David Loebsack s2oIowa Democrat 
James Oberstar s2oMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010) 
Charles Rangel s2oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Silvestre Reyes s2oTexas Democrat 
Carol Shea-Porter s2oNew Hampshire Democrat 
Tom Udall s2oNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008) 
Robert Wexler s2oFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010) 
Ron Wyden s2oOR Democratic Sr Senator 



Republicans participating in 08-SCR75

Norm Coleman s1iMN Former Republican Senator; lost court battle, 2009 
Thelma Drake s2oVirginia Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Kenny Marchant s2oTexas Republican 
Ron Paul s2oPOTUS Republican (Libertarian 1988) 
Jim Ramstad s2oMinnesota Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Michael Rogers s2oAlabama Republican 
Bill Sali s2oIdaho Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Christopher Shays s2oConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Heather Wilson s2oNew Mexico Republican (Senate 2008) 



Independents participating in 08-SCR75



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 18
Republicans: 9
Independents: 0


















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