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09-HR197 on Jan 6, 2009


Source: National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act
Establishes a national standard for the carrying of concealed firearms (other than a machinegun or destructive device) by non-residents. Authorizes a person who has a valid permit to carry a concealed firearm in one state and who is not prohibited from carrying a firearm under federal law to carry a concealed firearm in another state:
  • Notwithstanding any law of any State, a person who is not prohibited by Federal law from possessing a firearm and is carrying a valid license to carry a concealed firearm may carry in another State a concealed firearm.
  • If such other State issues licenses to carry concealed firearms, the person may carry a concealed firearm in the State under the same restrictions which apply in that State.
  • If such other State does not issue licenses to carry concealed firearms, the person may not carry a concealed firearm in a police station, in a courthouse, at a meeting of a governing body, in a school, at an athletic event, in an establishment licensed to dispense alcoholic beverages, or inside an airport, except to the extent expressly permitted by State law.
Updated to include 2017 version, H.R.38


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Question 10: Absolute right to gun ownership Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Gun Control
  • Headline: National cross-state standard for concealed carry (Score: 2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill for national standard for concealed carry (Score: 2)

  • 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 09-HR197

Jason Altmire s1sPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Michael Arcuri s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010) 
Joe Baca s1sCalifornia Democratic Challenger 
John Barrow s1sGA Democratic Senate candidate 
Max Baucus s1sMT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Mark Begich s1sAK Democratic Jr Senator 
Sanford Bishop s1sGeorgia Democrat 
John Boccieri s1sOhio Democratic challenger 
Dan Boren s1sOklahoma Democratic Governor Challenger 
Leonard Boswell s1sIowa Democrat 
Rick Boucher s1sVirginia Democrat (until 2010) 
Bobby Bright s1sAlabama Democratic Challenger 
Chris Carney s1sPennsylvania Democrat (Retired 2010) 
Ben Chandler s1sKentucky Democrat 
Travis Childers s1sMississippi Democrat (until 2010) 
Jerry Costello s1sIllinois Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Mark Critz s1sPA Democratic Lt.Gov. Challenger 
Henry Cuellar s1sTexas Democrat 
Kathy Dahlkemper s1sPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010) 
Artur Davis s1sAlabama Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Lincoln Davis s1sTennessee Democrat (until 2010) 
Peter Defazio s1sOregon Democrat 
Joe Donnelly s1sIN Democratic Challenger 
Chet Edwards s1sTexas Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Gabby Giffords s1sArizona Democrat (Resigned 2012) 
Bart Gordon s1sTennessee Democrat (until 2010) 
Alan Grayson s1sFL Democratic Senate candidate 
Gene Green s1sTexas Democrat 
Parker Griffith s1sAL Democratic Challenger for Governor 
Ralph Moody Hall s1sTexas Democrat until 2004; now GOP 
Martin Heinrich s1sNew Mexico Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Baron Hill s1sIN Democratic Senate candidate 
Paul Hodes s1sNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010) 
Tim Holden s1sPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Steve Kagen s1sWI Former Democratic challenger (2012) 
Ron Kind s1sWI Former Democratic challenger (2012) 
Ann Kirkpatrick s1sArizona Democrat (retiring 2016) 
Larry Kissell s1sNorth Carolina Democrat 
Frank Kratovil s1sMaryland Democrat (until 2010) 
Rick Larsen s1sWashington Democrat 
Ben Ray Lujan s1sNew Mexico Democrat 
Betsy Markey s1sColorado Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Jim Matheson s1sUtah Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Mike McIntyre s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Michael Michaud s1sMaine Democratic Governor Challenger 
Alan Mollohan s1sWest Virginia Democrat 
Patrick Joseph Murphy s1sPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010) 
John Murtha s1sPennsylvania Democrat (Deceased Feb. 2010) 
Glenn Nye s1sVirginia Democrat (until 2010) 
Solomon Ortiz s1sTexas Democrat (Unseated 2010) 
Bill Owens s1sNew York Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Collin Peterson s1sMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Earl Pomeroy s1sNorth Dakota Democrat (until 2010) 
Nick Rahall s1sWest Virginia Democrat 
Ciro Rodriguez s1sTexas Democrat (until 2010) 
Mike Ross s1sAR Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger 
Tim Ryan s1sOhio Democrat 
John Salazar s1sColorado Democrat (Unseated 2010) 
Heath Shuler s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (retiring 2012) 
Ike Skelton s1sMissouri Democrat (until 2010) 
Bart Stupak s1sMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Gene Taylor s1sMississippi Democratic Challenger 
Harry Teague s1sNew Mexico Democrat (until 2010) 
Jon Tester s1sMT Democratic Jr Senator 
Charlie Wilson s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010) 



Republicans participating in 09-HR197

Robert Aderholt s1sAlabama Republican 
Todd Akin s1sMissouri Republican (Senate run 2012) 
Rodney Alexander s1sLouisiana Republican (resigned 2014) 
Mark Amodei s1oNevada RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Steve Austria s1sOhio Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Michele Bachmann s1sMinnesota Republican (retiring 2014) 
Spencer Bachus s1sAlabama Republican (retiring 2014) 
Jim Banks s1oIndiana RepublicanJan 11, 2017
Lou Barletta s1oPennsylvania RepublicanJan 13, 2017
Andy Barr s1oKentucky RepublicanJan 4, 2017
John Barrasso s1sWY Republican Jr Senator 
Gresham Barrett s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010) 
Joe Linus Barton s1sTexas Republican 
Robert Bennett s1sUT Former Republican Senator 
Brian Bilbray s1sCalifornia Republican 
Gus Bilirakis s1sFlorida Republican 
Mike Bishop s1oMichigan Republican House MemberJan 13, 2017
Rob Bishop s1sUtah Republican 
Diane Black s1oTennessee RepublicanJan 9, 2017
Marsha Blackburn s1sTennessee Republican 
Roy Blunt s1sMissouri Republican (until 2010) 
John Boozman s1sAR Republican Jr Senator 
Mike Bost s1oIllinois Republican House MemberJan 5, 2017
Kevin Brady s1sTexas Republican 
Dave Brat s1oVirginia Republican House MemberJan 3, 2017
Mo Brooks s1oAlabama RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Susan Brooks s1oIndiana RepublicanJan 9, 2017
Paul Broun s1sGA Republican Challenger 
Henry Brown s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010) 
Sam Brownback s1sKS Republican Governor 
Vern Buchanan s1sFlorida Republican 
Ken Buck s1oCO Republican Challenger (withdrawn)Jan 3, 2017
Larry Bucshon s1oIndiana RepublicanJan 5, 2017
Ted Budd s1oNorth Carolina RepublicanJan 10, 2017
Michael Burgess s1sTexas Republican 
Richard Burr s1sNC Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Dan Burton s1sIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Steve Buyer s1sIndiana Republican (until 2010) 
Bradley Byrne s1oAlabama Republican NomineeJan 13, 2017
Dave Camp s1sMichigan Republican (Retiring 2014) 
John Campbell s1sCalifornia Republican (retiring 2014) 
Eric Cantor s1sVirginia Republican 
Shelley Moore Capito s1sWest Virginia Republican (Senate run 2014) 
Buddy Carter s1oGeorgia Republican House MemberJan 3, 2017
John Carter s1sTexas Republican 
Steve Chabot s1oOhio RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Jason Chaffetz s1sUT Former Republican Challenger (2011) 
Saxby Chambliss s1sGA Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Liz Cheney s1oWY Republican ChallengerJan 5, 2017
John Howard Coble s1sNorth Carolina Republican (retiring 2014) 
Tom Coburn s1sOK Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Thad Cochran s1sMS Republican Sr Senator 
Mike Coffman s1sColorado Republican 
Tom Cole s1sOklahoma Republican 
Chris Collins s1oNew York RepublicanJan 13, 2017
James Comer s1oKentucky RepublicanJan 6, 2017
Barbara Comstock s1oVirginia Republican House MemberJan 5, 2017
Mike Conaway s1sTexas Republican 
Paul Cook s1oCalifornia RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Kevin Cramer s1oNorth Dakota RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Michael Crapo s1sID Republican Sr Senator 
Rick Crawford s1oArkansas RepublicanJan 9, 2017
Ander Crenshaw s1sFlorida Republican 
John Culberson s1sTexas Republican 
Geoff Davis s1sKentucky Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Rodney Davis s1oIllinois RepublicanJan 9, 2017
Jim DeMint s1sSC Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Jeff Denham s1oCalifornia RepublicanJan 13, 2017
Charles Dent s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Scott DesJarlais s1oTennessee RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Mario Diaz-Balart s1sFlorida Republican 
Sean Duffy s1oWisconsin RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Jeff Duncan s1oSouth Carolina RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Jimmy Duncan s1sTennessee Republican 
Neal Dunn s1oFlorida RepublicanJan 4, 2017
Jo Ann Emerson s1sMissouri Republican (Resigned 2013) 
Tom Emmer s1oMinnesota Republican House MemberJan 3, 2017
John Ensign s1sNV Republican Jr Senator 
Michael Enzi s1sWY Republican Sr Senator 
Mary Fallin s1sOK Republican Governor 
Blake Farenthold s1oTexas RepublicanJan 3, 2017
John Fleming s1sLA Republican Senate candidate 
Randy Forbes s1sVirginia Republican 
Virginia Foxx s1sNorth Carolina Republican 
Trent Franks s1sArizona Republican 
Matt Gaetz s1oFlorida RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Elton Gallegly s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Scott Garrett s1sNew Jersey Republican 
Tom Garrett s1oVirginia RepublicanJan 6, 2017
Bob Gibbs s1oOhio RepublicanJan 5, 2017
Phil Gingrey s1sGA Republican Challenger 
Louie Gohmert s1oTexas RepublicanJan 6, 2017
Bob Goodlatte s1sVirginia Republican 
Paul Gosar s1oArizona RepublicanJan 5, 2017
Trey Gowdy s1oSouth Carolina RepublicanJan 9, 2017
Lindsey Graham s1sSC Republican Sr Senator 
Kay Granger s1sTexas Republican 
Chuck Grassley s1sIA Republican Sr Senator 
Samuel Graves s1sMissouri Republican 
Tom Graves s1sGeorgia Republican 
Glenn Grothman s1oWisconsin Republican House MemberJan 5, 2017
Brett Guthrie s1sKentucky Republican 
Gregg Harper s1sMississippi Republican 
Andy Harris s1oMaryland RepublicanJan 5, 2017
Vicky Hartzler s1oMissouri RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Orrin Hatch s1sUT Republican Sr Senator 
Dean Heller s1sNevada Republican (Resigned 2011) 
Jeb Hensarling s1sTexas Republican 
Wally Herger s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Jaime Herrera s1oWashington RepublicanJan 5, 2017
Jody Hice s1oGeorgia Republican House MemberJan 3, 2017
French Hill s1oArkansas Republican House MemberJan 3, 2017
Peter Hoekstra s1sMI Republican Challenger 
George Holding s1oNorth Carolina RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Richard Hudson s2pNorth Carolina RepublicanSponsor: Rep.
Bill Huizenga s1oMichigan RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Randy Hultgren s1oIllinois RepublicanJan 11, 2017
Duncan Hunter s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Duncan Hunter Jr. s1oCalifornia RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Bob Inglis s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010) 
James Inhofe s1sOK Republican Sr Senator 
Johnny Isakson s1sGA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Evan Jenkins s1oWest Virginia Republican House MemberJan 3, 2017
Lynn Jenkins s1sKansas Republican 
Mike Johanns s1sNE Former Republican Governor (2005-2007); elected Senator 2008 
Bill Johnson s1oOhio RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Mike Johnson s1oLouisiana RepublicanJan 12, 2017
Sam Johnson s1sTexas Republican 
Timothy Johnson s1sIllinois Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Walter Beaman Jones s1sNorth Carolina Republican 
Jim Jordan s1sOhio Republican 
John Katko s1oNew York Republican House MemberJan 3, 2017
Mike Kelly s1oPennsylvania RepublicanJan 5, 2017
Trent Kelly s1oMississippi Republican House MemberJan 9, 2017
Steve King s1oIowa RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Jack Kingston s1sGA Republican Challenger 
Adam Kinzinger s1oIllinois RepublicanJan 3, 2017
John Kline s1sMinnesota Republican 
Steve Knight s1oCalifornia Republican House MemberJan 5, 2017
Doug LaMalfa s1oCalifornia RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Doug Lamborn s1sColorado Republican 
Tom Latham s1sIowa Republican (retiring 2014) 
Bob Latta s1sOhio Republican 
Chris Lee s1sNew York Republican (Resigned 2011) 
Mia Love s1oUtah Republican House MemberJan 5, 2017
Frank Dean Lucas s1sOklahoma Republican 
Blaine Luetkemeyer s1sMissouri Republican 
Cynthia Lummis s1sWyoming Republican 
Connie Mack s1sFL Former Republican Senator (until 2000) 
Kenny Marchant s1sTexas Republican 
Roger Marshall s1oKansas RepublicanJan 11, 2017
Kevin McCarthy s1sCalifornia Republican 
Michael McCaul s1sTexas Republican 
Tom McClintock s1sCA03 Former Republican Challenger (2003) 
Thad McCotter s1sMichigan Republican 
Patrick McHenry s1sNorth Carolina Republican 
Buck McKeon s1sCalifornia Republican (retiring 2014) 
Cathy McMorris-Rodgers s1sWashington Republican 
Mark Meadows s1oNorth Carolina RepublicanJan 3, 2017
John Mica s1sFlorida Republican 
Candice Miller s1sMichigan Republican (retiring 2016) 
Gary Miller s1sCalifornia Republican (retiring 2014) 
Jeff Miller s1sFlorida Republican 
Paul Mitchell s1oMichigan RepublicanJan 12, 2017
Jerry Moran s1sKansas Republican (until 2010) 
Markwayne Mullin s1oOklahoma RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Tim Murphy s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Sue Myrick s1sNorth Carolina Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Randy Neugebauer s1sTexas Republican 
Dan Newhouse s1oWashington Republican House MemberJan 3, 2017
Kristi Noem s1oSouth Dakota RepublicanJan 10, 2017
Devin Nunes s1sCalifornia Republican 
Pete Olson s1sTexas Republican 
Steven Palazzo s1oMississippi RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Gary Palmer s1oAlabama Republican House MemberJan 3, 2017
Steve Pearce s1oNew Mexico RepublicanJan 9, 2017
Mike Pence s1sIN Republican nominee for Vice President 
Scott Perry s1oPennsylvania RepublicanJan 5, 2017
Robert Pittenger s1oNorth Carolina RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Todd Platts s1sPennsylvania Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Ted Poe s1sTexas Republican 
Bill Posey s1sFlorida Republican 
John Ratcliffe s1oTexas Republican House MemberJan 3, 2017
Dennis Rehberg s1sMontana Republican (Senate run 2014) 
Jim Renacci s1oOhio RepublicanJan 11, 2017
Jim Risch s1sID Former Republican Governor (2006-2007); U.S. Senator 
Pat Roberts s1sKS Republican Sr Senator 
Phil Roe s1sTennessee Republican 
Hal Rogers s1sKentucky Republican 
Michael Rogers s1sAlabama Republican 
Mike Rogers s1sMichigan Republican 
Dana Rohrabacher s1sCalifornia Republican 
Todd Rokita s1oIndiana RepublicanJan 11, 2017
Francis Rooney s1oFlorida RepublicanJan 10, 2017
Tom Rooney s1oFlorida RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s1sFlorida Republican 
Dennis Ross s1oFlorida RepublicanJan 9, 2017
David Rouzer s1oNorth Carolina Republican House MemberJan 4, 2017
Ed Royce s1sCalifornia Republican 
John Rutherford s1oFlorida RepublicanJan 10, 2017
Paul Ryan s1sPOTUS Republican 
Mark Sanford s1oSC Former Republican Governor (2002-2010)Jan 3, 2017
Steve Scalise s1sLA Republican challenger 
Jean Schmidt s1sOhio Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Aaron Schock s1sIllinois Republican (resigned 2015) 
Pete Sessions s1sTexas Republican 
John Shadegg s1sArizona Republican 
John Shimkus s1sIllinois Republican 
Bill Shuster s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Mike Simpson s1oIdaho RepublicanJan 6, 2017
Adrian Smith s1sNebraska Republican 
Jason Smith s1oMissouri RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Lamar Smith s1oTexas RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Mark Souder s1sIndiana Republican (until 2010) 
Cliff Stearns s2pFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
John Sullivan s1sOklahoma Republican 
Scott Taylor s1oVirginia RepublicanJan 5, 2017
Lee Terry s1sNebraska Republican 
Glenn Thompson s1sPennsylvania Republican 
Mac Thornberry s1sTexas Republican 
John Thune s2pSD Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Todd Tiahrt s1sKansas Republican Challenger 
Pat Tiberi s1sOhio Republican 
Scott Tipton s1oColorado RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Mike Turner s1sOhio Republican 
David Valadao s1oCalifornia RepublicanJan 6, 2017
David Vitter s1sLA Republican 2015 Gubernatorial candidate 
Ann Wagner s1oMissouri RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Tim Walberg s1oMichigan RepublicanJan 13, 2017
Greg Walden s1sOregon Republican 
Mark Walker s1oNorth Carolina Republican House MemberJan 3, 2017
Jackie Walorski s1oIndiana RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Zach Wamp s1sTennessee Republican (until 2010) 
Brad Wenstrup s1oOhio RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Bruce Westerman s1oArkansas Republican House MemberJan 3, 2017
Lynn Westmoreland s1sGeorgia Republican 
Ed Whitfield s1sKentucky Republican 
Roger Wicker s1sMississippi Republican (Senate 2008) 
Roger Williams s1oTexas RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Joe Wilson s1sSouth Carolina Republican 
Rob Wittman s1sVA Republican 2017 Gubernatorial candidate 
Frank Wolf s1sVirginia Republican (retiring 2014) 
Kevin Yoder s1oKansas RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Ted Yoho s1oFlorida RepublicanJan 3, 2017
Bill Young s1sFlorida Republican (Deceased 2013) 
David Young s1oIowa Republican House MemberJan 10, 2017
Don Young s1sAlaska Republican 
Lee Zeldin s1oNew York Republican House MemberJan 3, 2017



Independents participating in 09-HR197

Charles Boustany s1sLA U.S. Rep and Republican Senate Challenger 
Ginny Brown-Waite s1sFlorida Former GOP (until 2010) 
Lincoln Diaz-Balart s1sFlorida Former GOP (until 2010) 
Brad Ellsworth s1sIN 2010 Democratic Challenger 
Darrell Issa s1sCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003) 
John Linder s1sGeorgia Former GOP (until 2010) 
Mel Martinez s1sFL Former GOP Senator (resigned 2009); previously HUD Secy. 
Tom Price s1sGA Health and Human Services 
Adam Putnam s1sFlorida Former GOP (until 2010) 
George Radanovich s1sCalifornia Former GOP (until 2010) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 65
Republicans: 248
Independents: 10


















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