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Following are Bill Sponsorships by members of Congress, which are used to indicate politicians' stances on the issues. Co-sponsoring a bill implies a promise to vote in its favor, as well as work towards its passage. Affiliations which include "VoteMatch Usage" are scored as VoteMatch quiz responses. Those without a VoteMatch usage are included only on each candidate's main issues page.
Abortion
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-SR2543
on Jan 22, 2008
Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 11
Republicans: 125
Independents: 0
2007-HR819
on Feb 5, 2007
Ensure access to and funding for contraception Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 191
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1
2007-HR618
on Jan 22, 2007
Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 101
Independents: 0
1993-H25
on Jan 5, 1993
Protect the reproductive rights of women Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 89
Republicans: 10
Independents: 2

Budget & Economy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2008-S2636
on Feb 13, 2008
Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 40
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
2007-S2452
on Dec 12, 2007
Require full disclosure about subprime mortgages (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 19
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Civil Rights
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2008-S2554
on Jan 24, 2008
Reinforce anti-discrimination and equal-pay requirements Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 45
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
2007-S2521
on Dec 19, 2007
Provide benefits to domestic partners of Federal employees Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 92
Republicans: 3
Independents: 0
2007-SJR10
on Mar 29, 2007
Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 215
Republicans: 8
Independents: 2
03-S2266
on Mar 31, 2004
Increase subsidies for women-owned non-profit business Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 10
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
01-HR101
on Mar 27, 2001
Establish a national holiday honoring Native Americans Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 15
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1
01-HJR40
on Mar 22, 2001
Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 184
Republicans: 16
Independents: 7
01-HJR36
on Mar 13, 2001
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 79
Republicans: 224
Independents: 6

Corporations
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2008-S2956
on May 1, 2008
Prevent money laundering by disclosing corporate owners (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 2
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
01-S1196
on Jul 18, 2001
Increase SBA loan subsidies for small businesses (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 1
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
01-S174
on Jan 24, 2001
Expand microloans to small businesses (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 14
Republicans: 4
Independents: 1

Crime
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-HR1343
on Apr 3, 2001
More funding and stricter sentencing for hate crimes Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 219
Republicans: 29
Independents: 6
01-HR1031
on Mar 14, 2001
No TV, R-rated movies, or coffeepots in prison cells Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 10
Independents: 0
01-HR1038
on Mar 7, 2001
Moratorium on death penalty; more DNA testing Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 109
Republicans: 24
Independents: 3
01-HR912
on Mar 7, 2001
Require DNA testing for all federal executions Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Democrats: 187
Republicans: 65
Independents: 7
96-S1675
on Apr 16, 1996
Establish an FBI registry of sexual offendors (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 5
Republicans: 12
Independents: 0
1994-H3990
on Mar 9, 1994
Life imprisonment for repeat sexual predators Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 35
Republicans: 9
Independents: 1
1993-H3584
on Nov 20, 1993
More prison cells; more truth in sentencing Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 17
Republicans: 27
Independents: 0
1993-H1152
on Mar 1, 1993
Stricter sentencing for hate crimes Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 38
Republicans: 5
Independents: 1

Drugs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-HR5157
on Jan 29, 2008
Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 74
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1
2007-S2071
on Sep 19, 2007
Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 23
Republicans: 15
Independents: 0
01-HR2592
on Jul 23, 2001
Legalize medical marijuana Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 32
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1
1999-H982
on Mar 4, 1999
Ban federal funding for needle-exchange programs Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 45
Independents: 0

Education
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
01-HCR248
on Oct 12, 2001
Let schools display the words "God Bless America" Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 61
Independents: 0
01-HR1036
on Mar 14, 2001
Reduce class size to 18 children in grades 1 to 3 Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 102
Republicans: 0
Independents: 4
01-SR7
on Feb 1, 2001
More foreign languages courses and exchange students Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 3
Independents: 0
01-HR1
on Jan 31, 2001
Supports requiring schools to allow prayer Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 10
Republicans: 90
Independents: 3
01-HR340
on Jan 31, 2001
Opposes requiring schools to allow school prayer Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 46
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
01-HR117
on Jan 3, 2001
Teacher development grants to improve math & science classes Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 23
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1
97-HJR78
on May 8, 1997
Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 17
Republicans: 142
Independents: 5
1993-H127
on Jan 5, 1993
Make employee educational assistance tax-deductible Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 56
Republicans: 57
Independents: 1

Energy & Oil
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2008-S2555
on Jan 24, 2008
Let states define stricter-than-federal emission standards Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 85
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0
2007-S2316
on Nov 7, 2007
Designate sensitive ANWR area as protected wilderness Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 26
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
2007-SC03
on Jan 17, 2007
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025 Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 74
Republicans: 59
Independents: 2
02-S1926
on Feb 8, 2002
Include pickup trucks in CAFE; include hybrids in HOV lanes Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
01-HR1694
on May 3, 2001
Repeal the gas tax Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 19
Independents: 0
01-HR770
on Feb 28, 2001
Preserve Alaska's ANWR instead of drilling it Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 140
Republicans: 9
Independents: 3

Environment
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-HR5134
on Jan 23, 2008
Give tax breaks for start-up farms for 10-year commitment (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 6
Republicans: 13
Independents: 0
2007-S261
on Jan 4, 2007
Strengthen prohibitions against animal fighting (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 212
Republicans: 134
Independents: 2
02-SR311
on Jul 30, 2002
Support UNCED Rio Declaration at 2002 conference (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 12
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
01-SR121
on Jun 29, 2001
End commercial whaling and illegal trade in whale meat (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 14
Republicans: 6
Independents: 0
01-HR1831
on May 15, 2001
Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 43
Republicans: 47
Independents: 2
97-S927
on Jun 17, 1997
Fund studies of invasive species and algal blooms (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 14
Republicans: 14
Independents: 0
95-S39
on Jan 4, 1995
Fund studies of sustainable fisheries (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 4
Republicans: 6
Independents: 0

Families & Children
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
05-S2126
on Dec 16, 2005
(1) Disallow renting violent-rated video games to children or (2) Sponsored bill against renting violent video games to kids (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 4
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
03-S822
on Apr 8, 2003
Small Business loans for child care businesses (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 17
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
97-S476
on Mar 19, 1997
Fund 2,500 Boys and Girls Clubs in underserved areas (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 19
Republicans: 14
Independents: 1

Foreign Policy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2008-SR533
on Apr 24, 2008
Sanction Mugabe until Zimbabwe transitions to democracy (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 44
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1
2008-SR504
on Apr 7, 2008
Condemn violence by Chinese government in Tibet (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 17
Republicans: 4
Independents: 0
2008-SR439
on Jan 31, 2008
Let Ukraine & Georgia enter NATO (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 24
Republicans: 17
Independents: 1
2007-SR250
on Jun 22, 2007
Call for Burma's junta to release political prisoners (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 4
Republicans: 6
Independents: 0
2007-SR211
on May 21, 2007
Urge Venezuela to re-open dissident radio & TV stations (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 6
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
07-HR2332
on May 15, 2007
Keep sanctions against Syria until WMDs are dismantled (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 18
Republicans: 103
Independents: 0
2007-SR106
on Mar 14, 2007
Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 176
Republicans: 64
Independents: 2
2007-SR76
on Feb 8, 2007
Develop a strategy to protect civilians in Darfur (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 10
Republicans: 4
Independents: 0
04-S2264
on Mar 31, 2004
Monitor human rights in Uganda-Sudan crisis (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 7
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0
03-HR1698
on Apr 9, 2003
(1) End the Cuban embargo or (2) Sponsored bill to end the Cuban embargo (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 6
Republicans: 4
Independents: 0
02-HCR341
on Mar 6, 2002
Double funding for the Peace Corps to $550M Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 13
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0
01-HR1688
on May 2, 2001
Ban foreign aid to oil-producers who restrict production Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 15
Independents: 0
01-HCR102
on Apr 4, 2001
Multi-year commitment to Africa for food & medicine Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 139
Republicans: 36
Independents: 3
01-HCR68
on Mar 20, 2001
Urge China to respect religious freedom (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 25
Republicans: 19
Independents: 2

Free Trade
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2007-HCR40
on Jan 22, 2007
Block NAFTA Superhighway & North American Union (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 7
Republicans: 37
Independents: 1
01-HCR256
on Oct 30, 2001
Maintain anti-dumping restrictions against foreign importers Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 7
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
01-HR230
on Aug 2, 2001
End economic protectionism: let dairy compacts expire Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 16
Republicans: 39
Independents: 1
1993-H172
on Oct 28, 1993
Promote fair trade restricting Canadian wheat Participating counts on VoteMatch question 13. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 3
Independents: 0

Government Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2007-S2305
on Nov 5, 2007
Prohibit 'voter caging' which intimidates minority voting Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 31
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
05-SC53
on Sep 20, 2005
(1) Reject photo ID requirements for voting or (2) Sponsored resolution rejecting photo ID for voting (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 50
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
05-S1495
on Jul 26, 2005
(1) Prohibit non-legislated earmarks or (2) Sponsored bill prohibiting non-legislated earmarks (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 18
Republicans: 58
Independents: 0
01-SR21
on Aug 1, 2001
Make Election Day a national holiday (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 4
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
01-HR128
on Jan 3, 2001
Allow same-day voter registration on election day (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 24
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
1999-H1747
on May 11, 1999
Restrict campaign donations from foreigners or 3rd parties Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 49
Independents: 0
1993-H1753
on Apr 21, 1993
Require debates for recipients of public campaign financing Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
1993-HJR41
on Jan 5, 1993
Constitutional Amendment for 4-year term limits in US House Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0

Gun Control
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2008-S2619
on Feb 8, 2008
Allow firearms in National Parks Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 31
Independents: 0
2007-S1001
on Mar 27, 2007
Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 65
Republicans: 218
Independents: 1
1999-H347
on Jan 19, 1999
Individual right to self-defense at home and as self-defense Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 10
Republicans: 43
Independents: 1
1994-H529
on Aug 21, 1994
Support tradition of hunting on wildlife refuges Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Democrats: 8
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0

Health Care
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2008-S2819
on Apr 7, 2008
Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 30
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
03-SR23
on Mar 26, 2003
Increase funding to combat the global HIV/AIDS epidemic Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 6
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
01-S706
on Apr 5, 2001
Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 32
Republicans: 6
Independents: 1
1999-H614
on Feb 8, 1999
Expand medical savings accounts for employers & individuals Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 5
Republicans: 52
Independents: 1
97-S419
on Mar 11, 1997
Collect data on birth defects and present to the public (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 109
Republicans: 72
Independents: 4

Homeland Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2008-S2634
on Feb 13, 2008
Establish global strategy to defeat al Qaeda (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 13
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
2007-HJR67
on Dec 6, 2007
Set minimum spending on defense at 4% of GDP Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 29
Independents: 0
2007-S185
on Jun 22, 2007
Restore habeas corpus for detainees in the War on Terror Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Democrats: 79
Republicans: 3
Independents: 1
07-HR808
on Feb 5, 2007
Establish a Department of Peace and Nonviolence Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Democrats: 67
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
02-SR264
on May 8, 2002
Small business in developing homeland security technologies (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 15
Republicans: 11
Independents: 0
01-S1447
on Sep 21, 2001
Federalize aviation security (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 33
Republicans: 23
Independents: 0
01-HR2718
on Aug 2, 2001
Take US nuclear missiles off high alert Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Democrats: 11
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
01-S1214
on Jul 20, 2001
Establish Maritime Security grants for ports and vessels (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 13
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
01-HR948
on Mar 8, 2001
End the use of anti-personnel mines (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 84
Republicans: 10
Independents: 3
96-S2101
on Sep 20, 1996
School assistance to survivors of injured federal police (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 13
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0
1993-H3013
on Aug 6, 1993
Establish a Women's Bureau in Dept. of Veterans Affairs Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 24
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
1993-H1900
on Apr 28, 1993
Address abuses of electronic monitoring in the workplace Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Democrats: 75
Republicans: 5
Independents: 2

Immigration
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2007-HR997
on Feb 12, 2007
Declare English as the official language of the US Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 137
Independents: 1
1999-H1854
on May 18, 1999
More visas for families of lawful immigrants Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 11
Republicans: 5
Independents: 1

Jobs
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2008-S2544
on Jan 22, 2008
Extend unemployment compensation during recession (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 61
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0

Principles & Values
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
07-HRes847
on Dec 6, 2007
Recognize Christianity's importance to western civilization Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 58
Independents: 1
97-S1228
on Sep 26, 1997
Fund the 50 States Commemorative Coin Program (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 9
Republicans: 19
Independents: 1

Tax Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
03-S1493
on Jul 30, 2003
Abolish IRS--replace income tax with national sales tax Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 53
Independents: 1
01-HR8
on Mar 14, 2001
Phaseout the death tax Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 30
Republicans: 190
Independents: 5
01-HR15
on Jan 3, 2001
Reduce the capital gains tax Participating counts on VoteMatch question 11. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 18
Independents: 1

Technology
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2008-SJR28
on Mar 5, 2008
Overturn FCC approval of media consolidation (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 40
Republicans: 3
Independents: 0
2007-S2428
on Dec 6, 2007
Create online database of science & math scholarships (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 32
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0
2007-S215
on Jan 9, 2007
Ensure net neutrality: no corporate-tiered Internet (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 9
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1
03-S189
on Jan 16, 2003
Fund nanotechnology research & development (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 29
Republicans: 16
Independents: 0
01-S1856
on Dec 19, 2001
$500 tax credit for each employee who telecommutes (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 3
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
01-HR718
on Feb 14, 2001
Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 43
Republicans: 71
Independents: 1
98-S2392
on Jul 30, 1998
Let companies share Y2K plans with no risk of lawsuits (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 11
Republicans: 30
Independents: 1

War & Peace
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2007-SR356
on Oct 25, 2007
Require Congress' approval before military action in Iran Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 13
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1
07-HR333
on May 4, 2007
Impeach Dick Cheney for lying about Iraq (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 25
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0
02-HR392
on Apr 18, 2002
Solidarity with Israel in its fight against terrorism (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 47
Republicans: 61
Independents: 4
01-HR255
on Oct 4, 2001
Condemns anti-Muslim bigotry in name of anti-terrorism (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 126
Republicans: 41
Independents: 4
95-S1322
on Oct 13, 1995
Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 45
Republicans: 103
Independents: 1

Welfare & Poverty
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
2007-S2433
on Dec 7, 2007
Develop a strategy to eliminate extreme global poverty (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 86
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0
03-S1411
on Jul 15, 2003
Establish a National Affordable Housing Trust Fund (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 20
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1
03-S875
on Apr 10, 2003
Tax credits to promite home ownership in distressed areas (Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 28
Republicans: 16
Independents: 1
02-S1994
on Mar 6, 2002
Add 10% for HUBZone businesses in federal awards Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0
1993-H1722
on Apr 20, 1993
Fully fund Head Start; Job Corps; and WIC food program Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 32
Republicans: 4
Independents: 2
1993-H13
on Jan 5, 1993
Increase the earned income tax credit Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Democrats: 84
Republicans: 37
Independents: 4


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