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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.

12-HR4122 on Mar 9, 2012

Bill Sponsorship: Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act
Source: H4122/S3547
  • Prohibits any person from importing, exporting, transporting, selling, receiving, acquiring, purchasing, breeding, possessing, or owning any prohibited wildlife species (current law prohibits importing, exporting, transporting, selling, receiving, acquiring, or purchasing such a species in interstate or foreign commerce).
  • Defines "breeding" as facilitating the reproduction of prohibited wildlife species (any live species of lion, tiger, leopard, cheetah, jaguar, or cougar or any hybrid of such species) for commercial use.
  • Defines a list of exemptions to such prohibition by authorized persons.
  • Includes in the list of persons authorized to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, breed, possess, own, or purchase such species a wildlife sanctuary or a zoo accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums; and a person that is in possession of animals of such species that were born before the date of this Act's enactment.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Question 8: Human needs over animal rights Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Environment
  • Headline: Sponsored ban on breeding or possessing Big Cat species (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Prohibits breeding or possessing Big Cat species (Score: -2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 8.
  • Headline: Sponsored ban on breeding or possessing Big Cat species (Answer: D)
  • Headline 2: Prohibits breeding or possessing Big Cat species (Answer: D)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 8 on Environment: Which of the following statements comes closest to your personal view?
    • A: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity
    • B: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity, but should be somewhat protected
    • C: Natural resources should be mostly protected, but also exist for the benefit of humanity
    • D: Natural resources exist on their own and should be completely protected
    • 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 12-HR4122

Karen Bass s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 13, 2012
Howard Berman s2oCalifornia DemocratApr 25, 2012
Earl Blumenauer s2oOregon DemocratApr 16, 2012
Richard Blumenthal s2oCT Democratic Sr SenatorSep 13, 2012
Sherrod Brown s2oOH Democratic Sr SenatorNov 30, 2012
Michael Capuano s2oMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009)Nov 13, 2012
Andre Carson s2oIndiana DemocratJul 26, 2012
Kathy Castor s2oFlorida DemocratMar 29, 2012
Judy Chu s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 13, 2012
Hansen Clarke s2oMichigan Former Democrat (until 2012)Jun 5, 2012
Gerry Connolly s2oVirginia DemocratMar 26, 2012
Peter Defazio s2oOregon DemocratMay 9, 2012
Anna Eshoo s2oCalifornia DemocratJun 5, 2012
Sam Farr s2oCalifornia DemocratMar 1, 2012
Bob Filner s2oCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011)Nov 13, 2012
Raul Grijalva s2oArizona DemocratMar 26, 2012
Jim Himes s2oConnecticut DemocratJul 23, 2012
Rush Holt s2oNew Jersey DemocratSep 11, 2012
Mike Honda s2oCalifornia DemocratSep 11, 2012
Steve Israel s2oNew York DemocratJun 8, 2012
Eddie Bernice Johnson s2oTexas DemocratNov 28, 2012
Bill Keating s2oMassachusetts DemocratMay 17, 2012
John Kerry s1pMA Democratic Sr SenatorSep 13, 2012
Dale Kildee s2oMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012)Jun 19, 2012
Dennis Kucinich s2oOhio Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary)Mar 1, 2012
James Langevin s2oRhode Island DemocratMay 17, 2012
Barbara Lee s2oCalifornia DemocratApr 16, 2012
Ed Markey s2oMA Democratic ChallengerApr 26, 2012
Carolyn McCarthy s2oNew York Dem./Ind./Working-FamiliesNov 13, 2012
Jim McGovern s2oMassachusetts DemocratSep 21, 2012
Michael Michaud s2oMaine Democratic Governor ChallengerNov 30, 2012
George Miller s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 13, 2012
James Moran s2oVirginia DemocratMar 26, 2012
Jerrold Nadler s2oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesNov 15, 2012
Grace Napolitano s2oCalifornia DemocratNov 16, 2012
Richard Neal s2oMassachusetts DemocratSep 21, 2012
Eleanor Holmes Norton s2oDistrict of Columbia DemocratSep 11, 2012
John Olver s2oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012)Jul 31, 2012
Bill Pascrell s2oNew Jersey DemocratAug 2, 2012
Gary Peters s2oMI Democratic ChallengerMay 31, 2012
Chellie Pingree s2oMaine DemocratMay 31, 2012
Charles Rangel s2oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesJul 26, 2012
Tim Ryan s2oOhio DemocratApr 25, 2012
Loretta Sanchez s2oCalifornia DemocratMar 1, 2012
Jan Schakowsky s2oIllinois DemocratMay 9, 2012
Adam Schiff s2oCalifornia DemocratSep 11, 2012
Brad Sherman s2oCalifornia DemocratJul 31, 2012
Louise Slaughter s2oNew York DemocratJul 13, 2012
Pete Stark s2oCalifornia DemocratJun 26, 2012
John Tierney s2oMassachusetts DemocratJul 11, 2012
Paul Tonko s2oNew York DemocratNov 13, 2012
Niki Tsongas s2oMassachusetts DemocratNov 28, 2012
Lynn Woolsey s2oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012)Sep 11, 2012



Republicans participating in 12-HR4122

Gus Bilirakis s2oFlorida RepublicanMay 17, 2012
John Campbell s2oCalifornia RepublicanJun 5, 2012
Mark Critz s2oPennsylvania RepublicanNov 13, 2012
Elton Gallegly s2oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012)Mar 8, 2012
Bill Johnson s2oOhio RepublicanAug 1, 2012
Buck McKeon s1pCalifornia RepublicanMar 1, 2012
Christopher Smith s2oNew Jersey RepublicanSep 21, 2012
Fred Upton s2oMichigan RepublicanMay 31, 2012



Independents participating in 12-HR4122

Scott Brown s2oNH Previsouly MA Republican Jr SenatorSep 19, 2012
Joseph Lieberman s2oCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring)Sep 13, 2012
Bernie Sanders s2oVermont IndependentSep 13, 2012



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 53
Republicans: 8
Independents: 3


















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