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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

11-H1905 on May 13, 2011

Bill Sponsorship: Iran Threat Reduction Act
Source: H.R.1905
Congressional Summary:
  1. Iran Energy Sanctions: Compelling Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities can be achieved most effectively through full implementation of all enacted sanctions. Declares that it is US policy to deny Iran the ability to support acts of foreign terrorist organizations and develop unconventional weapons.
  2. Iran Freedom Support: States that specified sanctions regarding Iran shall remain in effect until the President certifies to Congress that the government of Iran has dismantled its nuclear weapons, biological and chemical weapons, and ballistic missile development programs; and ceased its support for international terrorism.
  3. Iran Regime and Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Accountability: Prohibits any US person from knowingly conducting any commercial transaction with any IRGC-owned entity or any foreign entity that conducts any transaction with the IRGC.
  4. Iran Financial Sanctions: Divestment from Certain Companies that Invest in Iran; and Prevention of Diversion of Certain Goods, Services, and Technologies to Iran.

Opponent's Comments (Robert Naiman on Huffington Post, Dec. 13, 2011):This bill would restore as policy the "Cooties Doctrine" of the early Bush Administration--US officials can't meet with officials of the adversary, because our officials might get contaminated. It seems highly doubtful that the provision is constitutional, since it tries to micromanage the executive branch in its conduct of foreign affairs. But putting the legal issuesaside, isn't the logic of this provision completely counter to the argument that we voted for in Nov. 2008: that it's ok--indeed, it is wise, prudent, and preferable--for the US to be able to talk to its adversaries?

Result: Bill passed the House on Dec. 15, 2011, by a vote of 410-11 (rollcall vote #927). Referred to Senate, where there was no vote before adjournment.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Question 17: US out of Iraq & Afghanistan Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: War & Peace
  • Headline: Sponsored banning contact & enforcing sanctions on Iran until threat is gone (Score: -1)
  • Headline 2: No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone (Score: -2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 5.
  • Headline: Sponsored banning contact & enforcing sanctions on Iran until threat is gone (Answer: A)
  • Headline 2: No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone (Answer: A)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 5 on Foreign Policy: When you think about the US pursuing its interests abroad, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
    • A: The US should always act in its own interest regardless of what other countries think
    • B: The US should rarely listen to other countries
    • C: The US should listen to other countries more often than not
    • D: The US should always listen to other countries before pursuing its own interests
    • E: Unsure


  • 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 11-H1905

Gary Ackerman s2oNew York Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam.
Jason Altmire s2oPennsylvania Democrat
Joe Baca s2oCalifornia Democrat
John Barrow s2oGeorgia Democrat
Karen Bass s2oCalifornia Democrat
Shelley Berkley s2oNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Howard Berman s2oCalifornia Democrat
Sanford Bishop s2oGeorgia Democrat
Timothy Bishop s2oNew York Democrat
Dan Boren s2oOklahoma Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Leonard Boswell s2oIowa Democrat
Robert Brady s2oPennsylvania Democrat
Bruce Braley s2oIowa Democrat
Corrine Brown s2oFlorida Democrat
Lois Capps s2oCalifornia Democrat
Dennis Cardoza s2oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Russ Carnahan s2oMissouri Democrat
John Carney s2oDelaware Democrat
Kathy Castor s2oFlorida Democrat
Ben Chandler s2oKentucky Democrat
Judy Chu s2oCalifornia Democrat
David Cicilline s2oRhode Island Democrat
Hansen Clarke s2oMichigan Democrat
Yvette Clarke s2oNew York Democrat
William Lacy Clay s2oMissouri Democrat
Steve Cohen s2oTennessee Democrat
Gerry Connolly s2oVirginia Democrat
Jim Costa s2oCalifornia Democrat
Jerry Costello s2oIllinois Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Joe Courtney s2oConnecticut Democrat
Joseph Crowley s2oNew York Democrat
Henry Cuellar s2oTexas Democrat
Elijah Cummings s2oMaryland Democrat
Danny Davis s2oIllinois Democrat
Susan Davis s2oCalifornia Democrat
Peter Defazio s2oOregon Democrat
Diana DeGette s2oColorado Democrat
Rosa DeLauro s2oConnecticut Democrat
Ted Deutch s2oFlorida Democrat
Joe Donnelly s2oIN Democratic Challenger
Eliot Engel s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal
Anna Eshoo s2oCalifornia Democrat
Sam Farr s2oCalifornia Democrat
Chaka Fattah s2oPennsylvania Democrat
Bob Filner s2oCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011)
Barney Frank s2oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Marcia Fudge s2oOhio Democrat
John Garamendi s2oCalifornia Democrat
Charles Gonzalez s2oTexas Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Al Green s2oTexas Democrat
Gene Green s2oTexas Democrat
Janice Hahn s2oCalifornia Democrat
Colleen Hanabusa s2oHawaii Democrat
Alcee Hastings s2oFlorida Democrat
Martin Heinrich s2oNew Mexico Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Brian Higgins s2oNew York Democrat
Jim Himes s2oConnecticut Democrat
Ruben Hinojosa s2oTexas Democrat
Mazie Hirono s2oHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Kathy Hochul s2oNew York Democrat
Tim Holden s2oPennsylvania Democrat
Rush Holt s2oNew Jersey Democrat
Steny Hoyer s2oMaryland Democrat
Jay Inslee s2oWashington Democrat (Gov. run 2012)
Steve Israel s2oNew York Democrat
Jesse Louis Jackson s2oIllinois Democrat
Marcy Kaptur s2oOhio Democrat
Bill Keating s2oMassachusetts Democrat
Ron Kind s2oWI Democratic Challenger
Larry Kissell s2oNorth Carolina Democrat
James Langevin s2oRhode Island Democrat
Rick Larsen s2oWashington Democrat
John Larson s2oConnecticut Democrat
John Lewis s2oGeorgia Democrat
David Loebsack s2oIowa Democrat
Zoe Lofgren s2oCalifornia Democrat
Nita Lowey s2oNew York Democrat
Ben Ray Lujan s2oNew Mexico Democrat
Cynthia Lummis s2oWyoming Democrat
Carolyn Maloney s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal
Jim Matheson s2oUtah Democrat
Doris Matsui s2oCalifornia Democrat
Carolyn McCarthy s2oNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families
Mike McIntyre s2oNorth Carolina Democrat
Jerry McNerney s2oCalifornia Democrat
Gregory Meeks s2oNew York Dem./Working-Families
Michael Michaud s2oMaine Democrat
Jerrold Nadler s2oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families
Grace Napolitano s2oCalifornia Democrat
Richard Neal s2oMassachusetts Democrat
Frank Pallone s2oNew Jersey Democrat
Bill Pascrell s2oNew Jersey Democrat
Ed Perlmutter s2oColorado Democrat
Gary Peters s2oMichigan Democrat
Chellie Pingree s2oMaine Democrat
Jared Polis s2oColorado Democrat
Mike Quigley s2oIllinois Democrat
Nick Rahall s2oWest Virginia Democrat
Charles Rangel s2oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families
Silvestre Reyes s2oTexas Democrat
Laura Richardson s2oCalifornia Democrat
Cedric Richmond s2oLouisiana Democrat
Steven Rothman s2oNew Jersey Democrat
Lucille Roybal-Allard s2oCalifornia Democrat
Dutch Ruppersberger s2oMaryland Democrat
Tim Ryan s2oOhio Democrat
Linda Sanchez s2oCalifornia Democrat
Loretta Sanchez s2oCalifornia Democrat
John Sarbanes s2oMaryland Democrat
Adam Schiff s2oCalifornia Democrat
Kurt Schrader s2oOregon Democrat
Allyson Schwartz s2oPennsylvania Democrat
David Scott s2oGeorgia Democrat
Terri Sewell s2oAlabama Democrat
Brad Sherman s2oCalifornia Democrat
Heath Shuler s2oNorth Carolina Democrat (retiring 2012)
Albio Sires s2oNew Jersey Democrat
Louise Slaughter s2oNew York Democrat
Jackie Speier s2oCalifornia Democrat
Betty Sutton s2oOhio Democrat
Mike Thompson s2oCalifornia Democrat
Paul Tonko s2oNew York Democrat
Ed Towns s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal
Niki Tsongas s2oMassachusetts Democrat
Chris Van Hollen s2oMaryland Democrat
Peter Visclosky s2oIndiana Democrat
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s2oFlorida Democrat
Henry Waxman s2oCalifornia Democrat
Peter Welch s2oVermont Democrat
Frederica Wilson s2oFlorida Democrat
John Yarmuth s2oKentucky Democrat



Republicans participating in 11-H1905

Sandy Adams s2oFlorida Republican
Robert Aderholt s2oAlabama Republican
Todd Akin s2oMissouri Republican (Senate run 2012)
Rodney Alexander s2oLouisiana Republican
Mark Amodei s2oNevada Republican
Steve Austria s2oOhio Republican (Retiring 2012)
Michele Bachmann s2oMinnesota Republican
Spencer Bachus s2oAlabama Republican
Lou Barletta s2oPennsylvania Republican
Roscoe Bartlett s2oMaryland Republican
Charlie Bass s2oNew Hampshire Republican
Dan Benishek s2oMichigan Republican
Rick Berg s2oND Republican Challenger
Judy Biggert s2oIllinois Republican
Brian Bilbray s2oCalifornia Republican
Gus Bilirakis s2oFlorida Republican
Rob Bishop s2oUtah Republican
Diane Black s2oTennessee Republican
Marsha Blackburn s2oTennessee Republican
Jo Bonner s2oAlabama Republican
Mary Bono s2oCalifornia Republican
Charles Boustany s2oLouisiana Republican
Mo Brooks s2oAlabama Republican
Paul Broun s2oGeorgia Republican
Vern Buchanan s2oFlorida Republican
Larry Bucshon s2oIndiana Republican
Ann Marie Buerkle s2oNew York Republican
Michael Burgess s2oTexas Republican
Dan Burton s2oIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012)
Ken Calvert s2oCalifornia Republican
John Campbell s2oCalifornia Republican
Quico Canseco s2oTexas Republican
Shelley Moore Capito s2oWest Virginia Republican
John Carter s2oTexas Republican
Bill Cassidy s2oLouisiana Republican
Steve Chabot s2oOhio Republican
Jason Chaffetz s2oUT Former Republican Challenger (2011)
Mike Coffman s2oColorado Republican
Tom Cole s2oOklahoma Republican
Mike Conaway s2oTexas Republican
Chip Cravaack s2oMinnesota Republican
Rick Crawford s2oArkansas Republican
Ander Crenshaw s2oFlorida Republican
Mark Critz s2oPennsylvania Republican
John Culberson s2oTexas Republican
Jeff Denham s2oCalifornia Republican
Charles Dent s2oPennsylvania Republican
Scott DesJarlais s2oTennessee Republican
Mario Diaz-Balart s2oFlorida Republican
Bob Dold s2oIllinois Republican
Sean Duffy s2oWisconsin Republican
Jeff Duncan s2oSouth Carolina Republican
Renee Ellmers s2oNorth Carolina Republican
Jo Ann Emerson s2oMissouri Republican
Blake Farenthold s2oTexas Republican
Stephen Fincher s2oTennessee Republican
Mike Fitzpatrick s2oPennsylvania Republican
Jeff Flake s2oArizona Republican (Senate run 2012)
Chuck Fleischmann s2oTennessee Republican
John Fleming s2oLouisiana Republican
Bill Flores s2oTexas Republican
Randy Forbes s2oVirginia Republican
Jeff Fortenberry s2oNebraska Republican
Virginia Foxx s2oNorth Carolina Republican
Trent Franks s2oArizona Republican
Rodney Frelinghuysen s2oNew Jersey Republican
Elton Gallegly s2oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012)
Cory Gardner s2oColorado Republican
Scott Garrett s2oNew Jersey Republican
Jim Gerlach s2oPennsylvania Republican
Bob Gibbs s2oOhio Republican
Chris Gibson s2oNew York Republican
Phil Gingrey s2oGeorgia Republican
Bob Goodlatte s2oVirginia Republican
Paul Gosar s2oArizona Republican
Kay Granger s2oTexas Republican
Tom Graves s2oGeorgia Republican
Tim Griffin s2oArkansas Republican
Michael Grimm s2oNew York Republican
Frank Guinta s2oNew Hanpshire Republican
Brett Guthrie s2oKentucky Republican
Richard Hanna s2oNew York Republican
Gregg Harper s2oMississippi Republican
Andy Harris s2oMaryland Republican
Vicky Hartzler s2oMissouri Republican
Doc Hastings s2oWashington Republican
Nan Hayworth s2oNew York Republican
Joe Heck s2oNevada Republican
Jeb Hensarling s2oTexas Republican
Wally Herger s2oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012)
Jaime Herrera s2oWashington Republican
Tim Huelskamp s2oKansas Republican
Bill Huizenga s2oMichigan Republican
Randy Hultgren s2oIllinois Republican
Duncan Hunter s2oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008)
Robert Hurt s2oVirginia Republican
Lynn Jenkins s2oKansas Republican
Bill Johnson s2oOhio Republican
Timothy Johnson s2oIllinois Republican
Jim Jordan s2oOhio Republican
Mike Kelly s2oPennsylvania Republican
Peter King s2oNew York Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life
Steve King s2oIowa Republican
Jack Kingston s2oGeorgia Republican
Adam Kinzinger s2oIllinois Republican
John Kline s2oMinnesota Republican
Doug Lamborn s2oColorado Republican
Leonard Lance s2oNew Jersey Republican
Jeff Landry s2oLouisiana Republican
James Lankford s2oOklahoma Republican
Tom Latham s2oIowa Republican
Steven LaTourette s2oOhio Republican
Bob Latta s2oOhio Republican
Jerry Lewis s2oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012)
Frank LoBiondo s2oNew Jersey Republican
Billy Long s2oMissouri Republican
Blaine Luetkemeyer s2oMissouri Republican
Connie Mack IV s2oFL Republican Challenger
Donald Manzullo s2oIllinois Republican
Kenny Marchant s2oTexas Republican
Tom Marino s2oPennsylvania Republican
Kevin McCarthy s2oCalifornia Republican
Michael McCaul s2oTexas Republican
Tom McClintock s2oCA03 Former Republican Challenger (2003)
Thad McCotter s2oMichigan Republican
Patrick McHenry s2oNorth Carolina Republican
David McKinley s2oWest Virginia Republican
Patrick Meehan s2oPennsylvania Republican
John Mica s2oFlorida Republican
Candice Miller s2oMichigan Republican
Gary Miller s2oCalifornia Republican
Jeff Miller s2oFlorida Republican
Tim Murphy s2oPennsylvania Republican
Sue Myrick s2oNorth Carolina Republican
Randy Neugebauer s2oTexas Republican
Kristi Noem s2oSouth Dakota Republican
Rich Nugent s2oFlorida Republican
Devin Nunes s2oCalifornia Republican
Alan Nunnelee s2oMississippi Republican
Pete Olson s2oTexas Republican
William Owens s2oCO Former Republican Governor (1999-2006)
Steven Palazzo s2oMississippi Republican
Erik Paulsen s2oMinnesota Republican
Mike Pence s2oIndiana Republican (Gov. run 2012)
Joseph Pitts s2oPennsylvania Republican
Todd Platts s2oPennsylvania Republican (Retiring 2012)
Ted Poe s2oTexas Republican
Mike Pompeo s2oKansas Republican
Bill Posey s2oFlorida Republican
Tom Price s2oGeorgia Republican
Ben Quayle s2oArizona Republican
Tom Reed s2oNew York Republican
Dennis Rehberg s2oMontana Republican (Senate run 2012)
Jim Renacci s2oOhio Republican
Reid Ribble s2oWisconsin Republican
Scott Rigell s2oVirginia Republican
David Rivera s2oFlorida Republican
Phil Roe s2oTennessee Republican
Michael Rogers s2oAlabama Republican
Mike Rogers s2oMichigan Republican
Dana Rohrabacher s2oCalifornia Republican
Todd Rokita s2oIndiana Republican
Tom Rooney s2oFlorida Republican
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s1pFlorida Republican
Peter Roskam s2oIllinois Republican
Dennis Ross s2oFlorida Republican
Jon Runyan s2oNew Jersey Republican
Paul Ryan s2oWisconsin Republican
Steve Scalise s2oLA Republican challenger
Bobby Schilling s2oIllinois Republican
Jean Schmidt s2oOhio Republican
Aaron Schock s2oIllinois Republican
David Schweikert s2oArizona Republican
Austin Scott s2oGeorgia Republican
Tim Scott s2oSouth Carolina Republican
Pete Sessions s2oTexas Republican
John Shimkus s2oIllinois Republican
Bill Shuster s2oPennsylvania Republican
Adrian Smith s2oNebraska Republican
Christopher Smith s2oNew Jersey Republican
Lamar Smith s2oTexas Republican
Steve Southerland s2oFlorida Republican
Cliff Stearns s2oFlorida Republican
Steve Stivers s2oOhio Republican
John Sullivan s2oOklahoma Republican
Lee Terry s2oNebraska Republican
Glenn Thompson s2oPennsylvania Republican
Scott Tipton s2oColorado Republican
Bob Turner s2oNew York Republican
Fred Upton s2oMichigan Republican
Tim Walberg s2oMichigan Republican
Greg Walden s2oOregon Republican
Joe Walsh s2oIllinois Republican
Allen West s2oFlorida Republican
Lynn Westmoreland s2oGeorgia Republican
Joe Wilson s2oSouth Carolina Republican
Robert Wittman s2oVirginia Republican
Frank Wolf s2oVirginia Republican
Steve Womack s2oArkansas Republican
Rob Woodall s2oGeorgia Republican
Kevin Yoder s2oKansas Republican
Bill Young s2oFlorida Republican
Don Young s2oAlaska Republican
Todd Young s2oIndiana Republican



Independents participating in 11-H1905

Darrell Issa s2oCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003)



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 131
Republicans: 204
Independents: 1


















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