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

00-DLC11 on Aug 1, 2000

Report: the manifesto, "A New Agenda for the New Decade":
Source: The Hyde Park Declaration
Make America the “Safest Big Country” in the World
After climbing relentlessly for three decades, crime rates started to fall in the 1990s. Nonetheless, the public remains deeply concerned about the prevalence of gun violence, especially among juveniles, and Americans still avoid public spaces like downtown retail areas, parks, and even sports facilities.

We need to keep policing “smart” and community-friendly, prohibiting unjust and counterproductive tactics such as racial profiling; focus on preventing as well as punishing crime; pay attention to what happens to inmates and their families after sentencing; use mandatory testing and treatment to break the cycle of drugs and crime; and enforce and strengthen laws against unsafe or illegal guns. Moreover, we need a renewed commitment to equal justice for all, and we must reject a false choice between justice and safety.

Technology can help in many areas: giving police more information on criminal suspects so they do not rely on slipshod, random stop-and-search methods; allowing lower-cost supervision of people on probation or parole; and making it possible to disable and/or trace guns used by unauthorized persons.

Above all, we need to remember that public safety is the ultimate goal of crime policy. Until Americans feel safe enough to walk their neighborhood streets, enjoy public spaces, and send their children to school without fear of violence, we have not achieved public safety.

    Goals for 2010
  • Reduce violent crime rates another 25 percent.
  • Cut the rate of repeat offenses in half.
  • Develop and require “smart gun” technology to prevent use of firearms by unauthorized persons and implement sensible gun control measures.
  • Ban racial profiling by police but encourage criminal targeting through better information on actual suspects.
  • Require in-prison and post-prison drug testing and treatment of all drug offenders.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 10. Question 10: Absolute right to gun ownership Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Gun Control
  • Headline: Prevent unauthorized firearm use with "smart gun" technology (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 00-DLC11

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-DLC11



Independents participating in 00-DLC11

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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