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

00-DLC0 on Aug 1, 2000

Report: the manifesto, "A New Politics for a New America":
Source: The Hyde Park Declaration
As New Democrats, we believe in a Third Way that rejects the old left-right debate and affirms America’s basic bargain: opportunity for all, responsibility from all, and community of all.
    We believe:
  • that government’s proper role in the New Economy is to equip working Americans with new tools for economic success and security.
  • in expanding trade and investment because we must be a party of economic progress, not economic reaction.
  • that fiscal discipline is fundamental to sustained economic growth as well as responsible government.
  • that a progressive tax system is the only fair way to pay for government.
  • the Democratic Party’s mission is to expand opportunity, not government.
  • that education must be America’s great equalizer, and we will not abandon our public schools or tolerate their failure.
  • that all Americans must have access to health insurance.
  • in preventing crime and punishing criminals.
  • in a new social compact that requires and rewards work in exchange for public assistance and that ensures that no family with a full-time worker will live in poverty.
  • that public policies should reinforce marriage, promote family, demand parental responsibility, and discourage out-of-wedlock births.
  • in enhancing the role that civic entrepreneurs, voluntary groups, and religious institutions play in tackling America’s social ills.
  • in strengthening environmental protection by giving communities the flexibility to tackle new challenges that cannot be solved with top-down mandates.
  • government must combat discrimination on the basis of race, creed, gender, or sexual orientation; defend civil liberties; and stay out of our private lives.
  • that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare.
  • in progressive internationalism -- the bold exercise of US leadership to foster peace, prosperity, and democracy.
  • that the US must maintain a strong, technologically superior defense to protect our interests and values.


    • Topic: Principles & Values
    • Headline: Supports Hyde Park Declaration of "Third Way" centrism

    • 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 00-DLC0

    Brian Baird s1aWashington Democrat (until 2010) 
    Max Baucus s1aMT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
    Evan Bayh s1sIN Former Democratic Senator 
    Shelley Berkley s1aNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
    John Breaux s1sLA Former Democratic incumbent; retired 2004 
    Maria Cantwell s1aWA Democratic Jr Senator 
    Lois Capps s1aCalifornia Democrat 
    Russ Carnahan s1aMissouri Democrat 
    Tom Carper s1aDE Democratic Sr Senator 
    Ed Case s1aHawaii Democrat 
    Ben Chandler s1aKentucky Democrat 
    Bill Clinton s1aPOTUS Democrat 
    Hillary Clinton s1aNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State 
    Kent Conrad s1aND Democrat Sr Senator (Retiring) 
    Bud Cramer s1aAlabama Democrat (Retired 2008) 
    Joseph Crowley s1aNew York Democrat 
    Artur Davis s1aAlabama Former Democrat (until 2010) 
    Jim Davis s1sFlorida Democrat 
    Susan Davis s1aCalifornia Democrat 
    Cal Dooley s1sCalifornia Democrat (Until 2004) 
    Byron Dorgan s1aND Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010) 
    John Edwards s1aNC Former Democrat Senator; retired to run for President, 2004 
    Rahm Emanuel s1aIllinois Former Democrat (until 2009) 
    Eliot Engel s1aNew York Democrat/Liberal 
    Bob Etheridge s1aNorth Carolina Democrat (Unseated 2010) 
    Dianne Feinstein s1aCA Democratic Sr Senator 
    Dick Gephardt s1aMissouri Democrat (Until 2004) 
    Al Gore s1aPOTUS Democrat 
    Bob Graham s1aFL Former Democratic Senator; retired 2004 
    Jane Harman s1aCalifornia Democrat (Resigned 2011) 
    Brian Higgins s1aNew York Democrat 
    Rush Holt s1aNew Jersey Democrat 
    Darlene Hooley s1aOregon Democrat (Retiring 2008) 
    Jay Inslee s1aWA Democratic Governor 
    Steve Israel s1aNew York Democrat 
    Tim Johnson s1aSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
    Bob Kerrey s1aNE Democratic Challenger (previously Senator) 
    John Kerry s1sMA Democratic Sr Senator 
    Ron Kind s1aWI Former Democratic challenger (2012) 
    Herbert Kohl s1aWI Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
    Mary Landrieu s1sLA Democratic Sr Senator 
    Rick Larsen s1aWashington Democrat 
    John Larson s1aConnecticut Democrat 
    Blanche Lambert Lincoln s1sAR Former Democratic Senator 
    Zoe Lofgren s1aCalifornia Democrat 
    Terry McAuliffe s1aVA Democratic Challenger  
    Carolyn McCarthy s1aNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families 
    Mike McIntyre s1aNorth Carolina Democrat 
    Gregory Meeks s1aNew York Dem./Working-Families 
    Juanita Millender-McDonald s1aCalifornia Democrat 
    Dennis Moore s1aKansas Democrat (until 2010) 
    James Moran s1sVirginia Democrat 
    Ben Nelson s1aNE Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
    Bill Nelson s1aFL Democratic Sr Senator 
    Sam Nunn s1aGA Democratic Senator (Former) 
    Martin O`Malley s1aMD Democratic Governor 
    David Eugene Price s1aNorth Carolina Democrat 
    Mark Pryor s1aAR Democratic Sr Senator 
    Charles Robb s1sVA Democratic Senator (Former) 
    Tim Roemer s1sIndiana Democrat 
    Loretta Sanchez s1aCalifornia Democrat 
    Adam Schiff s1aCalifornia Democrat 
    Allyson Schwartz s1aPennsylvania Democratic Governor Challenger 
    David Scott s1aGeorgia Democrat 
    Kathleen Sebelius s1aKS Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002); Cabinet Sec'y (HHS) 
    David Adam Smith s1aWashington Democrat 
    Debbie Stabenow s1aMI Democratic Jr Senator 
    John Tanner s1aTennessee Democrat (until 2010) 
    Ellen Tauscher s1sCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009) 
    Tom Udall s1aNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008) 
    Tom Vilsack s1sIA Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002); Cabinet Sec'y (USDA) 
    David Wu s1aOregon Democrat (Resigned 2011) 



    Republicans participating in 00-DLC0



    Independents participating in 00-DLC0

    Harold Ford s1aNY 2010 Democratic Primary Challenger; previously US Rep (TN) 
    Joseph Lieberman s1sCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 
    Janet Napolitano s1aUS Cabinet 
    Gavin Newsom s1a0CA00 S.F. Mayor; former Gov. candidate (2000) 
    Mike Thurmond s1aGA 2010 Democratic Challenger 
    Anthony Williams s1aDC00 Washington Mayor 



    Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

    Democrats: 72
    Republicans: 0
    Independents: 6


















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