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2009-SCR3 on Jan 28, 2009

Bill Sponsorship: bill honoring the 100th anniversary of the NAACP
Source: SCR.3&HCR.35
  • Whereas the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, NAACP, originally known as the National Negro Committee, was founded in New York City on February 12, 1909, the centennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth, by a multiracial group of activists who met in a national conference to discuss the civil and political rights of African-Americans;
  • Whereas the NAACP is the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the United States;
  • Whereas the mission of the NAACP is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination;
  • Whereas the NAACP is committed to achieving its goals through nonviolence;
  • Whereas the NAACP advances its mission through reliance upon the press, the petition, the ballot, and the courts, and has been persistent in the use of legal and moral persuasion, even in the face of overt and violent racial hostility;
  • Whereas the NAACP has used political pressure, marches, demonstrations, and effective lobbying to serve as the voice, as well as the shield, for minority Americans;

    Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Congress
  1. Recognizes the 100th anniversary of the historic founding of the NAACP.
  2. Honors and praises the NAACP on the occasion of its anniversary for its work to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of all persons.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Question 2: Legally require hiring women & minorities Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Civil Rights
  • Headline: Honor the 100th anniversary of the NAACP (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill honoring the 100th anniversary of the NAACP (Score: 1)

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  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 2009-SCR3

Joe Baca s1sCalifornia Democratic Challenger 
Evan Bayh s1sIN Former Democratic Senator 
Michael Bennet s1sCO Democratic Jr Senator 
Shelley Berkley s1sNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Howard Berman s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Sanford Bishop s1sGeorgia Democrat 
Barbara Boxer s1sCA Democratic Jr Senator 
Corrine Brown s1sFlorida Democrat 
Sherrod Brown s1sOH Democratic Sr Senator 
Roland Burris s1sIL Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010) 
G.K. Butterfield s1sNorth Carolina Democrat 
Michael Capuano s1sMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009) 
Benjamin Cardin s1sMaryland Democrat 
Andre Carson s1sIndiana Democrat 
Kathy Castor s1sFlorida Democrat 
Yvette Clarke s1sNew York Democrat 
William Lacy Clay s1sMissouri Democrat 
Emmanuel Cleaver s1sMissouri Democrat 
James Clyburn s1sSouth Carolina Democrat 
Steve Cohen s1sTennessee Democrat 
Gerry Connolly s1sVirginia Democrat 
John Conyers s1sMichigan Democrat 
Joe Courtney s1sConnecticut Democrat 
Elijah Cummings s1sMaryland Democrat 
Artur Davis s1sAlabama Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Danny Davis s1sIllinois Democrat 
Rosa DeLauro s1sConnecticut Democrat 
John Dingell s1sMichigan Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Chris Dodd s2pCT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Lloyd Doggett s1sTexas Democrat 
Joe Donnelly s1sIN Democratic Challenger 
Steven Driehaus s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010) 
Richard Durbin s1sIL Democratic Sr Senator 
Donna Edwards s1sMaryland Democrat 
Keith Ellison s1sMinnesota Democrat 
Bob Etheridge s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (Unseated 2010) 
Eni Faleomavaega s1sSamoa Democrat 
Sam Farr s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Chaka Fattah s1sPennsylvania Democrat 
Barney Frank s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Marcia Fudge s1sOhio Democrat 
Kirsten Gillibrand s1sNew York Democrat 
Al Green s2pTexas Democrat 
Gene Green s1sTexas Democrat 
Raul Grijalva s1sArizona Democrat 
Luis Gutierrez s1sIllinois Democrat 
Phil Hare s1sIllinois Democrat (until 2010) 
Tom Harkin s1sIA Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Alcee Hastings s1sFlorida Democrat 
Maurice Hinchey s1sNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Ruben Hinojosa s1sTexas Democrat 
Tim Holden s1sPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Rush Holt s1sNew Jersey Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Mike Honda s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Steve Israel s1sNew York Democrat 
Jesse Louis Jackson s1sIllinois Democrat (Resigned 2013) 
Sheila Jackson Lee s1sTexas Democrat 
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1sTexas Democrat 
Hank Johnson s1sGeorgia Democrat 
Marcy Kaptur s1sOhio Democrat 
Patrick Kennedy s1sRhode Island Democrat (until 2010) 
Ted Kennedy s1sMA Democratic Senator (until 2009) 
John Kerry s1sMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Carolyn Kilpatrick s1sMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Dennis Kucinich s1sOhio Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Mary Landrieu s1sLA Democratic Sr Senator 
James Langevin s1sRhode Island Democrat 
Frank Lautenberg s1sNJ Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Patrick Leahy s1sVT Democratic Sr Senator 
Barbara Lee s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Carl Levin s1sMI Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
John Lewis s1sGeorgia Democrat 
Dan Lipinski s1sIllinois Democrat 
Zoe Lofgren s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Nita Lowey s1sNew York Democrat 
Ed Markey s1sMA Democratic Challenger 
Doris Matsui s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Jim McGovern s1sMassachusetts Democrat 
Mike McMahon s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010) 
Gregory Meeks s1sNew York Dem./Working-Families 
Robert Menendez s1sNew Jersey Democrat 
Barbara Mikulski s1sMD Democratic Sr Senator 
Dennis Moore s1sKansas Democrat (until 2010) 
Gwen Moore s1sWisconsin Democrat 
James Moran s1sVirginia Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Jerrold Nadler s1sNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Grace Napolitano s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1sDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
Glenn Nye s1sVirginia Democrat (until 2010) 
John Olver s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Donald Payne s1sNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
Tom Perriello s1sVirginia Democrat (until 2010) 
Charles Rangel s1sNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Jack Reed s1sRI Democratic Sr Senator 
Harry Reid s1sNV Democratic Sr Senator 
Laura Richardson s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Mike Ross s1sAR Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger 
Bobby Rush s1sIllinois Democrat 
Tim Ryan s1sOhio Democrat 
Linda Sanchez s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Loretta Sanchez s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Jan Schakowsky s1sIllinois Democrat 
Adam Schiff s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Charles Schumer s1sNY Democratic Sr Senator 
Bobby Scott s1sVirginia Democrat 
David Scott s1sGeorgia Democrat 
Jose Serrano s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Albio Sires s1sNew Jersey Democrat 
Vic Snyder s1sArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Debbie Stabenow s1sMI Democratic Jr Senator 
Pete Stark s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Betty Sutton s1sOhio Democrat 
Harry Teague s1sNew Mexico Democrat (until 2010) 
Bennie Thompson s1sMississippi Democrat 
Ed Towns s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Chris Van Hollen s1sMaryland Democrat 
Peter Visclosky s1sIndiana Democrat 
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1sFlorida Democrat 
Maxine Waters s1sCalifornia Democrat 
Diane Watson s1sCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Mel Watt s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (appointed to FHFA) 
Henry Waxman s1sCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Anthony Weiner s1sNew York Former Democrat(Resigned 2011) 
Lynn Woolsey s1sCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Ron Wyden s1sOR Democratic Sr Senator 



Republicans participating in 2009-SCR3

Ken Calvert s1sCalifornia Republican 
Michael Crapo s1sID Republican Sr Senator 
Richard Lugar s1sIN Republican Sr Senator 
Candice Miller s1sMichigan Republican 
Lamar Smith s1sTexas Republican 
George Voinovich s1sOH Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Don Young s1sAlaska Republican 



Independents participating in 2009-SCR3

Donna Christensen s1sVirgin Islands Governor candidate 2014 
Kendrick Meek s1sFL 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. 
Joe Sestak s1sPA 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 125
Republicans: 7
Independents: 3


















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