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2009-SR231 on Jul 30, 2009


Source: S.RES.231
  • Whereas health care spending has risen close to 2.4 percentage points faster than gross domestic product (GDP) since 1970; and
  • Whereas the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services projects health care spending to be 17.6% of GDP in 2009 and 20.4% of GDP by 2018:
    Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That it is the sense of the Senate that--
  1. any health care reform proposal should reduce total spending on health care in the United States during the next decade to below current projections by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; and
  2. any health care reform proposal should reduce the growth rate of Federal health care spending.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Question 5: More federal funding for health coverage Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Health Care
  • Headline: Reforms should slow the long-term growth of health costs (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill to slow the long-term growth of health costs (Score: -2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 2009-SR231

Ron Wyden s1sOR Democratic Sr Senator



Republicans participating in 2009-SR231

Robert Bennett s2pUT Former Republican Senator
Tom Coburn s1sOK Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Michael Crapo s1sID Republican Sr Senator
Mike Johanns s1sNE Former Republican Governor (2005-2007); elected Senator 2008
Roger Wicker s1sMississippi Republican (Senate 2008)



Independents participating in 2009-SR231



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 1
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0


















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