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    This page contains excerpts from government reports, signed by elected officials.

98-RMSP3 on Sep 9, 1998

Report: the Republican Main Street Partnership issue stance:
Source: Republican Main St. Partnership Issue Paper: Fiscal Policy
Congress must address the rapidly approaching disaster of a depleted Social Security system. Within the next ten years "baby boomers" will start retiring. It is estimated that, as a result of this, by 2013 Social Security will be making greater payments to retirees than it will take in from the workforce. By 2032 the Social Security Trust Fund will be completely exhausted. Congress could rewrite this forecast by establishing individual savings accounts, restoring Social Security to permanent actuarial solvency, improving work incentives and/or resolving internal administrative problems.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 6. Question 6: Privatize Social Security Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Social Security
  • Headline: Supports individual savings accounts and work incentives (Score: 1)

  • 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 98-RMSP3

Tim Johnson s1aSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Arlen Specter s1aPA Former Democratic incumbent (elected as Republican) 



Republicans participating in 98-RMSP3

Charlie Bass s1aNew Hampshire Republican (Retired 2012) 
Doug Bereuter s1aNebraska Republican (Until 2004) 
Judy Biggert s1aIllinois Republican 
Sherry Boehlert s1aNew York Republican/Independence 
Ken Calvert s1aCalifornia Republican 
Dave Camp s1aMichigan Republican (Retiring 2014) 
Shelley Moore Capito s1aWest Virginia Republican (Senate run 2014) 
Lincoln Chafee s1aRI Former Republican Senator (Lost re-election, 2006) 
Susan Collins s1aME Republican Sr Senator 
Tom Davis s1aVirginia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
David Dreier s1aCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Vernon Ehlers s1aMichigan Republican (until 2010) 
Phil English s1aPennsylvania Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Mark Foley s1aFlorida Republican 
Rodney Frelinghuysen s1aNew Jersey Republican 
Greg Ganske s1aIA Former Republican Nominee (2002) 
Jim Geringer s1aWY Former Republican Governor (1995-2002) 
Paul Gillmor s1aOhio Republican (Deceased 2007) 
Benjamin Gilman s1aNew York Republican 
Porter Goss s1aFlorida Republican (Until 2004) 
Kay Granger s1aTexas Republican 
Bill Graves s1aKS Former Republican Governor (1995-2002) 
Jim Greenwood s1aPennsylvania Republican (Until 2004) 
Melissa Hart s1aPennsylvania Republican 
Dave Hobson s1aOhio Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Steve Horn s1aCalifornia Republican 
Amo Houghton s1aNew York Republican/Conservative 
Johnny Isakson s1aGA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Nancy Lee Johnson s1aConnecticut Republican 
Sue Kelly s1aNew York Republican (until 2007) 
Mark Kirk s1aIL Republican Jr Senator 
Jim Kolbe s1aArizona Republican 
Ray LaHood s1aIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Steven LaTourette s1aOhio Republican 
Jim Leach s1aIowa Republican 
Jerry Lewis s1aCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
John McCain s1aAZ Republican Sr Senator 
Jim McCrery s1aLouisiana Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Connie Morella s1aMaryland Republican 
Doug Ose s1aCalifornia Republican challenger 
George Pataki s1aNY Former Republican Governor (1995-2006) 
Tom Petri s1aWisconsin Republican 
Deborah Pryce s1aOhio Republican 
Jack Quinn s1aNew York Republican/Ind./Cons. 
Jim Ramstad s1aMinnesota Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Ralph Regula s1aOhio Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Pat Roberts s1aKS Republican Sr Senator 
Marge Roukema s1aNew Jersey Republican 
John Rowland s1aCT Former Republican Governor (1995-2004) 
Clay Shaw s1aFlorida Republican 
Christopher Shays s1aConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Rob Simmons s1aConnecticut Republican 
Gordon Harold Smith s1aOR Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2008) 
Olympia Snowe s1aME Republican Sr Senator 
Ted Stevens s1aAK Former Republican Sr Senator 
Fred Upton s1aMichigan Republican 
Jim Walsh s1aNew York Rep./Ind. (Retiring 2008) 



Independents participating in 98-RMSP3

Michael Castle s1aDE 2010 Senate Challenger (lost primary); previously Gov.& Rep. 
Jim Jeffords s1aVT Former Independent Senator (retired 2006) 
George Nethercutt s1aWA 2004 former Republican challenger; US Representative 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 2
Republicans: 57
Independents: 3


















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