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2009-S21 on Jan 6, 2009


Source: S.21&H.R.463
  • Family Planning Services Act: Authorizes appropriations for family planning services grants and contracts under the Public Health Service Act (PHSA).
  • Equity in Prescription Insurance and Contraceptive Coverage Act: Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and PHSA to prohibit a group health plan from excluding or restricting benefits for prescription contraceptive drugs, devices, and outpatient services
  • Emergency Contraception Education Act: to develop and disseminate information on emergency contraception to the public and to health care providers.
  • Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies Act: Requires hospitals, as a condition of receiving federal funds, to offer and to provide, upon request, emergency contraception to victims of sexual assault.

    At-Risk Communities Teen Pregnancy Prevention Act: to award grants for teenage pregnancy prevention programs & prevention research.

  • Truth in Contraception Act: Requires that any information concerning the use of a contraceptive provided through specified federally funded education programs be medically accurate and include health benefits and failure rates.
  • Unintended Pregnancy Reduction Act: to expand Medicaid's coverage of family planning services.
  • Responsible Education About Life Act: to make grants to states for family life education, including education on abstinence and contraception, to prevent teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Prevention Through Affordable Access Act: Expands Medicaid rebates to manufacturers for the sale of covered outpatient drugs at nominal prices to include sales to student health care facilities and entities offering family planning services.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Question 1: Abortion is a woman's right Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Abortion
  • Headline: Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill allowing emergency contraception (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 2009-S21

Neil Abercrombie s1sHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010)
Gary Ackerman s1sNew York Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam.
John Adler s1sNew Jersey Democrat (until 2010)
Daniel Akaka s1sHI Democratic Jr Senator (Retiring)
Michael Arcuri s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Brian Baird s1sWashington Democrat (until 2010)
Tammy Baldwin s1sWI Democratic Challenger
Max Baucus s1sMT Democratic Sr Senator
Shelley Berkley s1sNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Howard Berman s1sCalifornia Democrat
Jeff Bingaman s1sNM Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring)
Sanford Bishop s1sGeorgia Democrat
Timothy Bishop s1sNew York Democrat
Earl Blumenauer s1sOregon Democrat
Leonard Boswell s1sIowa Democrat
Rick Boucher s1sVirginia Democrat (until 2010)
Barbara Boxer s1sCA Democratic Jr Senator
Robert Brady s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Bruce Braley s1sIowa Democrat
Roland Burris s1sIL Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010)
Maria Cantwell s1sWA Democratic Jr Senator
Lois Capps s1sCalifornia Democrat
Michael Capuano s1sMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009)
Russ Carnahan s1sMissouri Democrat
Tom Carper s1sDE Democratic Sr Senator
Andre Carson s1sIndiana Democrat
Kathy Castor s1sFlorida Democrat
Ben Chandler s1sKentucky Democrat
William Lacy Clay s1sMissouri Democrat
Hillary Clinton s1sNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State
Steve Cohen s1sTennessee Democrat
Gerry Connolly s1sVirginia Democrat
Jim Cooper s1sTennessee Democrat
Joe Courtney s1sConnecticut Democrat
Joseph Crowley s1sNew York Democrat
Danny Davis s1sIllinois Democrat
Susan Davis s1sCalifornia Democrat
Peter Defazio s1sOregon Democrat
Diana DeGette s1sColorado Democrat
Bill Delahunt s1sMassachusetts Democrat (until 2010)
Rosa DeLauro s1sConnecticut Democrat
Norm Dicks s1sWashington Democrat
John Dingell s1sMichigan Democrat
Keith Ellison s1sMinnesota Democrat
Eliot Engel s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal
Sam Farr s1sCalifornia Democrat
Chaka Fattah s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Dianne Feinstein s1sCA Democratic Sr Senator
Bob Filner s1sCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011)
Barney Frank s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Gabby Giffords s1sArizona Democrat
Kirsten Gillibrand s1sNew York Democrat
Al Green s1sTexas Democrat
Gene Green s1sTexas Democrat
Raul Grijalva s1sArizona Democrat
Kay Hagan s1sNC Democratic Jr Senator
John Hall s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Phil Hare s1sIllinois Democrat (until 2010)
Tom Harkin s1sIA Democratic Jr Senator
Jane Harman s1sCalifornia Democrat (Resigned 2011)
Alcee Hastings s1sFlorida Democrat
Brian Higgins s1sNew York Democrat
Jim Himes s1sConnecticut Democrat
Maurice Hinchey s1sNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012)
Mazie Hirono s1sHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Paul Hodes s1sNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010)
Rush Holt s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Mike Honda s1sCalifornia Democrat
Daniel Inouye s1sHI Democratic Sr Senator
Jay Inslee s1sWashington Democrat (Gov. run 2012)
Steve Israel s1sNew York Democrat
Jesse Louis Jackson s1sIllinois Democrat
Sheila Jackson Lee s1sTexas Democrat
Hank Johnson s1sGeorgia Democrat
Patrick Kennedy s1sRhode Island Democrat (until 2010)
Ted Kennedy s1sMA Former Democrat Senator (until 2009)
John Kerry s1sMA Democratic Sr Senator
Mary Jo Kilroy s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
Ron Kind s1sWI Democratic Challenger
Ron Klein s1sFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
Dennis Kucinich s1sOhio Democrat
James Langevin s1sRhode Island Democrat
Rick Larsen s1sWashington Democrat
Frank Lautenberg s1sNJ Democratic Sr Senator
Patrick Leahy s1sVT Democratic Sr Senator
Barbara Lee s1sCalifornia Democrat
Carl Levin s1sMI Democratic Sr Senator
Sander Levin s1sMichigan Democrat
John Lewis s1sGeorgia Democrat
David Loebsack s1sIowa Democrat
Zoe Lofgren s1sCalifornia Democrat
Nita Lowey s1sNew York Democrat
Dan Maffei s1sNew York Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Carolyn Maloney s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal
Ed Markey s1sMassachusetts Democrat
Eric Massa s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Doris Matsui s1sCalifornia Democrat
Betty McCollum s1sMinnesota Democrat
Jim McDermott s1sWashington Democrat
Jim McGovern s1sMassachusetts Democrat
Mike McMahon s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Jerry McNerney s1sCalifornia Democrat
Gregory Meeks s1sNew York Dem./Working-Families
Robert Menendez s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Barbara Mikulski s1sMD Democratic Sr Senator
Brad Miller s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (Retiring 2012)
George Miller s1sCalifornia Democrat
Harry Mitchell s1sArizona Former Democrat (until 2010)
Dennis Moore s1sKansas Democrat (until 2010)
Gwen Moore s1sWisconsin Democrat
James Moran s1sVirginia Democrat
Chris Murphy s1sConnecticut Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Patrick Murphy s1sPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
Patty Murray s1sWA Democratic Sr Senator
Jerrold Nadler s1sNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families
Grace Napolitano s1sCalifornia Democrat
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1sDistrict of Columbia Democrat
John Olver s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Bill Pascrell s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Ed Pastor s1sArizona Democrat
Donald Payne s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Gary Peters s1sMichigan Democrat
Chellie Pingree s1sMaine Democrat
David Eugene Price s1sNorth Carolina Democrat
Charles Rangel s1sNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families
Harry Reid s2pNV Democratic Sr Senator
Steven Rothman s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Lucille Roybal-Allard s1sCalifornia Democrat
Dutch Ruppersberger s1sMaryland Democrat
Bobby Rush s1sIllinois Democrat
Tim Ryan s1sOhio Democrat
Linda Sanchez s1sCalifornia Democrat
Loretta Sanchez s1sCalifornia Democrat
John Sarbanes s1sMaryland Democrat
Jan Schakowsky s1sIllinois Democrat
Adam Schiff s1sCalifornia Democrat
Charles Schumer s1sNY Democratic Sr Senator
Allyson Schwartz s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Bobby Scott s1sVirginia Democrat
Jose Serrano s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal
Brad Sherman s1sCalifornia Democrat
Albio Sires s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Louise Slaughter s2pNew York Democrat
David Adam Smith s1sWashington Democrat
Debbie Stabenow s1sMI Democratic Jr Senator
Pete Stark s1sCalifornia Democrat
Betty Sutton s1sOhio Democrat
Ellen Tauscher s1sCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009)
Jon Tester s1sMT Democratic Jr Senator
Mike Thompson s1sCalifornia Democrat
John Tierney s1sMassachusetts Democrat
Dina Titus s1sNevada Democrat (until 2010)
Paul Tonko s1sNew York Democrat
Niki Tsongas s1sMassachusetts Democrat
Chris Van Hollen s1sMaryland Democrat
Nydia Velazquez s1sNew York Democrat/Working-Families
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1sFlorida Democrat
Henry Waxman s1sCalifornia Democrat
Peter Welch s1sVermont Democrat
Robert Wexler s1sFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010)
Sheldon Whitehouse s1sRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general
Lynn Woolsey s1sCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012)
David Wu s1sOregon Democrat (Resigned 2011)
Ron Wyden s1sOR Democratic Sr Senator
John Yarmuth s1sKentucky Democrat



Republicans participating in 2009-S21

Judy Biggert s1sIllinois Republican
Susan Collins s1sME Republican Jr Senator



Independents participating in 2009-S21

Michael Castle s1sDE 2010 Senate Challenger (lost GOP primary); currently US Rep.
Kendrick Meek s1sFL 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep.
Bernie Sanders s1sVermont Independent



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 165
Republicans: 2
Independents: 3


















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