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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.

13-H1124 on Mar 13, 2013

Bill Sponsorship: TIGER Grants Act
Source: H.R.1124
Congressional Summary: TIGER Grants for Job Creation Act: Congress finds the following:
  1. The economy is struggling to recover from the recession. The unemployment rate is nearly 8%.
  2. The American Society of Civil Engineers' 2009 Report Card for America's Infrastructure estimated that there is a $549 billion shortfall in investments in roads and bridges and an additional $190 billion shortfall in investments in transit.
  3. TIGER, formally known as the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant program, is a nationwide competitive grant program that creates jobs by funding investments in transportation infrastructure.
An additional amount for National Infrastructure Investments of $1 billion shall become available, and shall be exempt from any sequestration.

Opponent's argument against bill:(The Reason Foundation, July 6, 2012):

The US Constitution authorizes Congress "to regulate Commerce...among the several States." However, the five non-motorized transportation projects, the six transit projects and the six multimodal projects TIGER Grants have funded serve no national need. Some of the port, passenger rai


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Question 20: Stimulus better than market-led recovery Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Technology
  • Headline: Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Invest $1 billion in transportation projects (Score: 1)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 1.
  • Headline: Sponsored investing $1 billion in transportation projects (Answer: C)
  • Headline 2: Invest $1 billion in transportation projects (Answer: C)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 1 on Economy: When you think about the US budget deficit, which of the following solutions is closest to your opinion?
    • A: Cutting existing programs
    • B: More spending cuts than tax increases (mix of both solutions)
    • C: More tax increases than spending cuts (mix of both solutions)
    • D: Raising Taxes
    • 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 13-H1124

Karen Bass s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 13, 2013
Earl Blumenauer s1oOregon DemocratMar 13, 2013
Corrine Brown s1oFlorida DemocratMar 13, 2013
Julia Brownley s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 13, 2013
G.K. Butterfield s1oNorth Carolina DemocratMar 13, 2013
Andre Carson s1oIndiana DemocratMar 13, 2013
Matt Cartwright s1oPennsylvania DemocratMar 14, 2013
Kathy Castor s1oFlorida DemocratMar 14, 2013
David Cicilline s1oRhode Island DemocratMar 13, 2013
Yvette Clarke s1oNew York DemocratApr 10, 2013
William Lacy Clay s1oMissouri DemocratMar 13, 2013
Emmanuel Cleaver s1oMissouri DemocratMar 13, 2013
Steve Cohen s1oTennessee DemocratMar 14, 2013
Gerry Connolly s1oVirginia DemocratApr 10, 2013
John Conyers s1oMichigan DemocratMar 13, 2013
Peter Defazio s1oOregon DemocratMar 13, 2013
John Delaney s1oMaryland DemocratMar 13, 2013
Ted Deutch s1oFlorida DemocratMar 13, 2013
Donna Edwards s1oMaryland DemocratMar 13, 2013
Keith Ellison s1oMinnesota DemocratMar 13, 2013
Bill Enyart s1oIllinois DemocratMar 13, 2013
Marcia Fudge s1oOhio DemocratApr 10, 2013
Al Green s1oTexas DemocratMar 13, 2013
Raul Grijalva s1oArizona DemocratMar 13, 2013
Janice Hahn s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 13, 2013
Alcee Hastings s1oFlorida DemocratMar 13, 2013
Denny Heck s1oWashington DemocratMar 13, 2013
Brian Higgins s1oNew York DemocratMar 13, 2013
Ruben Hinojosa s1oTexas DemocratMar 13, 2013
Mike Honda s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 13, 2013
Jared Huffman s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 13, 2013
Sheila Jackson Lee s1oTexas DemocratMar 13, 2013
Hank Johnson s1oGeorgia DemocratMar 13, 2013
Marcy Kaptur s1oOhio DemocratMar 13, 2013
Bill Keating s1oMassachusetts DemocratMar 13, 2013
Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 13, 2013
John Lewis s1oGeorgia DemocratMar 13, 2013
Zoe Lofgren s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 13, 2013
Alan Lowenthal s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 13, 2013
Betty McCollum s1oMinnesota DemocratMar 13, 2013
Jim McDermott s1oWashington DemocratMar 13, 2013
Gloria Negrete McLeod s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 13, 2013
Grace Meng s1oNew York DemocratMar 13, 2013
Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesMar 13, 2013
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia DemocratMar 13, 2013
Donald Payne Jr. s1oNew Jersey DemocratMar 13, 2013
Chellie Pingree s1oMaine DemocratMar 13, 2013
Mark Pocan s1oWisconsin DemocratMar 13, 2013
Mike Quigley s1oIllinois DemocratMar 13, 2013
Nick Rahall s1oWest Virginia DemocratMar 13, 2013
Charles Rangel s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesMar 13, 2013
Lucille Roybal-Allard s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 13, 2013
Bobby Rush s1oIllinois DemocratMar 13, 2013
Tim Ryan s1oOhio DemocratMar 13, 2013
Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois DemocratMar 13, 2013
Adam Schiff s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 13, 2013
Bobby Scott s1oVirginia DemocratMar 13, 2013
Terri Sewell s1oAlabama DemocratMar 13, 2013
Albio Sires s1oNew Jersey DemocratMar 13, 2013
Louise Slaughter s1oNew York DemocratMar 13, 2013
Eric Swalwell s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 15, 2013
Paul Tonko s1oNew York DemocratMar 13, 2013
Juan Vargas s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 13, 2013
Marc Veasey s1oTexas DemocratMay 17, 2013
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1oFlorida DemocratMar 13, 2013
Maxine Waters s2pCalifornia DemocratMar 13, 2013
Mel Watt s1oNorth Carolina DemocratMar 13, 2013
Frederica Wilson s1oFlorida DemocratMar 13, 2013



Republicans participating in 13-H1124



Independents participating in 13-H1124

Donna Christensen s1oVirgin Islands -Mar 13, 2013



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 68
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1


















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