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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.

97-S1228 on Sep 26, 1997

Decided Dec 1, 1997
Bill Sponsorship: the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program Act
Source: Bill sponsored by 28 Senators and 1 Rep
  • Mandates redesign of quarter-dollar coins issued during the ten-year period beginning 1999, with the reverse side emblematic of five of the 50 States each year during such period, selected in the order of their ratification of the U.S. Constitution or their admission to the Union.
  • Mandates that the dollar coin shall be golden in color, have a distinctive edge, with tactile and visual features making it readily discernible.
  • Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to place into circulation $1 coins that comply with such mandate upon depletion of the Government's supply of $1 coins bearing the likeness of Susan B. Anthony.
Corresponding House bill is H.R.2414. Became Public Law No: 105-124.


  • Topic: Principles & Values
  • Headline: Fund the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program

  • 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 97-S1228

Chris Dodd s1oCT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Daniel Inouye s1oHI Democratic Sr Senator 
Tim Johnson s1oSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Ted Kennedy s1oMA Democratic Senator (until 2009) 
Bob Kerrey s1oNE Democratic Challenger (previously Senator) 
John Kerry s1oMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Carol Moseley-Braun s1oIL Former Democratic Senator (Until 1998) 
Pat Moynihan s1oNY Democratic Senator (Former) 
John Rockefeller s1oWV Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 



Republicans participating in 97-S1228

Wayne Allard s1oCO Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
Robert Bennett s1oUT Former Republican Senator 
Sam Brownback s1oKS Republican Governor 
John Chafee s1iRI Republican Senator (Former) 
Thad Cochran s1oMS Republican Sr Senator 
Larry Craig s1oID Former Republican Senator (until 2008) 
Al D'Amato s1oNY Former Republican Jr Senator 
Pete Domenici s1oNM Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
Lauch Faircloth s1oNC Republican Senator (Former) 
Bill Frist s1oPOTUS Republican 
Rod Grams s1oMN Republican Senator (Former) 
Chuck Grassley s1oIA Republican Sr Senator 
Jesse Helms s1oNC Former Republican Senator 
Tim Hutchinson s1oAR Former Republican Sr Senator (until 2002) 
William Roth s1oDE Former Republican Senator (unseated, 2000) 
Rick Santorum s1oPA Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2006) 
Olympia Snowe s1oME Republican Sr Senator 



Independents participating in 97-S1228

Michael Castle s1iDE 2010 Senate Challenger (lost primary); previously Gov.& Rep. 
Jim Jeffords s1oVT Former Independent Senator (retired 2006) 
Dirk Kempthorne s1oID Former GOP Governor (1999-2006); and Cabinet Sec'y. 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 9
Republicans: 17
Independents: 3


















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