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    This page contains bills sponsored by incumbent Senators who are running for re-election in 2008, plus House incumbents running for Senate in 2008. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on. These bills are selected as the "signature issue" that each legislator focused on.

93-SR122 on Jun 18, 1993

Signature Legislation: bill that TV shows should have explicit viewer advisories
Source: H.RES.202/S.RES.122
Declares that each of the four major television broadcast networks and their affiliates, independent television stations, the Public Broadcasting System, and cable programmers and operators should:
  1. not telecast programming containing dramatized violence;
  2. superimpose explicit viewer advisories throughout programming containing dramatized or documentary violence;
  3. provide explicit audio and on-screen viewer advisories immediately prior to transmittal of such programming;
  4. not transmit programming promotions or advertisements that contain violence;
  5. develop a standard scheme for classifying programming on the basis of the amount and type of dramatized violence it contains; and
  6. educate and inform viewers about the harmful effects of exposure to television violence.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Question 4: Keep God in the public sphere Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Families & Children
  • Headline: TV shows should have explicit viewer advisories (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: TV shows should have explicit viewer advisories (Score: 2)

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Democrats participating in 93-SR122

Sanford Bishop s2oGeorgia Democrat 
David Bonior s2oMichigan Democrat 
Cardiss Collins s2oIllinois Democrat (1973-1996) 
Bud Cramer s2oAlabama Democrat (Retired 2008) 
Pat Danner s2oMissouri Democrat 
Eliot Engel s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Martin Frost s2oTexas Democrat (Until 2004) 
Dan Glickman s2oKansas Dem. (to Cabinet 1995) 
Bart Gordon s2oTennessee Democrat (until 2010) 
Alcee Hastings s2oFlorida Democrat 
Jay Inslee s2oWA Democratic Governor 
Tim Johnson s2oSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Nita Lowey s2oNew York Democrat 
Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky s2oPennsylvania Democratic Challenger 
David Minge s2oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
James Moran s2oVirginia Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Glenn Poshard s2oIllinois Democrat 
Jose Serrano s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Jim Slattery s1iKS Former Democratic Senate Challenger (2008) 
John Spratt s2oSouth Carolina Democrat (until 2010) 
Jolene Unsoeld s2oWashington Democrat (retired 1994) 



Republicans participating in 93-SR122

Doug Bereuter s2oNebraska Republican (Until 2004) 
Bill Emerson s2oMissouri Republican Former (1994-) 
Peter Hoekstra s2oMI Republican Challenger 
Nancy Kassebaum s1iKS Former Republican Senator (Until 1996) 
Jan Meyers s2oKansas Republican Former (1994-) 
Mike Parker s2oMissouri Republican (retired 1998) 
Rob Portman s2oOH Republican Jr Senator 
Marge Roukema s2oNew Jersey Republican 
Jim Talent s2oMissouri Republican 
Frank Wolf s2oVirginia Republican (retiring 2014) 



Independents participating in 93-SR122

Eric Fingerhut s2oOH 2004 former Democratic challenger; previously US Rep 
Tillie Fowler s2oFlorida Former GOP 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 21
Republicans: 10
Independents: 2


















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