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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.

01-HJR40 on Mar 22, 2001

Bill Sponsorship: a Constitutional Amendment:
Source: House Resolution Sponsorship
Title: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to equal rights for men and women. Summary: States that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Question 2: Legally require hiring women & minorities Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Civil Rights
  • Headline: Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender (Score: 2)

  • 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 01-HJR40

Neil Abercrombie s1oHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010) 
Gary Ackerman s1oNew York Dem./Ind./Lib. (Retiring 2012) 
Tom Allen s1oMaine Democrat (Retiring 2008) 
Rob Andrews s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Joe Baca s1oCalifornia Democratic Challenger 
Brian Baird s1oWashington Democrat (until 2010) 
John Baldacci s1oMaine Democrat 
Tammy Baldwin s1oWI Democratic Challenger 
James Barcia s1oMichigan Democrat 
Tom Barrett s1oWisconsin Democrat 
Xavier Becerra s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Ken Bentsen s1oTexas Democrat 
Shelley Berkley s1oNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Howard Berman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Sanford Bishop s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Rod Blagojevich s1oIL Former Democrat Governor (2003-2009) 
Earl Blumenauer s1oOregon Democrat 
David Bonior s1oMichigan Democrat 
Robert Borski s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Leonard Boswell s1oIowa Democrat 
Rick Boucher s1oVirginia Democrat (until 2010) 
Robert Brady s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Corrine Brown s1oFlorida Democrat 
Sherrod Brown s1oOH Democratic Sr Senator 
Lois Capps s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Michael Capuano s1oMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009) 
Benjamin Cardin s1oMaryland Democrat 
Julia Carson s1oIndiana Former Dem. (Deceased 2008) 
William Lacy Clay s1oMissouri Democrat 
Eva Clayton s1oNorth Carolina Democrat (Until 2004) 
Bob Clement s1oTennessee Democrat 
James Clyburn s1oSouth Carolina Democrat 
Gary Condit s1oCalifornia Democrat 
John Conyers s1oMichigan Democrat 
Jerry Costello s1oIllinois Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
William Coyne s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Bud Cramer s1oAlabama Democrat (Retired 2008) 
Joseph Crowley s1oNew York Democrat 
Elijah Cummings s1oMaryland Democrat 
Danny Davis s1oIllinois Democrat 
Jim Davis s1oFlorida Democrat 
Susan Davis s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Peter Defazio s1oOregon Democrat 
Diana DeGette s1oColorado Democrat 
Bill Delahunt s1oMassachusetts Democrat (until 2010) 
Rosa DeLauro s1oConnecticut Democrat 
Peter Deutsch s1oFL Former Democratic Senate challenger (2004); US Rep. 
Norm Dicks s1oWashington Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
John Dingell s1oMichigan Democrat 
Lloyd Doggett s1oTexas Democrat 
Cal Dooley s1oCalifornia Democrat (Until 2004) 
Mike Doyle s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Chet Edwards s1oTexas Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Eliot Engel s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Anna Eshoo s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Lane Evans s1oIllinois Democrat 
Eni Faleomavaega s1oSamoa Democrat 
Sam Farr s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Chaka Fattah s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Bob Filner s1oCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
Barney Frank s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Martin Frost s1oTexas Democrat (Until 2004) 
Dick Gephardt s1oMissouri Democrat (Until 2004) 
Charles Gonzalez s1oTexas Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Gene Green s1oTexas Democrat 
Luis Gutierrez s1oIllinois Democrat 
Ralph Moody Hall s1oTexas Democrat 
Tony Hall s1oOhio Democrat (until 2002) 
Jane Harman s1oCalifornia Democrat (Resigned 2011) 
Alcee Hastings s1oFlorida Democrat 
Baron Hill s1oIndiana Democrat (until 2010) 
Earl Hilliard s1oAlabama Democrat 
Maurice Hinchey s1oNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Ruben Hinojosa s1oTexas Democrat 
Tim Holden s1oPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Rush Holt s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Mike Honda s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Darlene Hooley s1oOregon Democrat (Retiring 2008) 
Steny Hoyer s1oMaryland Democrat 
Jay Inslee s1oWA Democratic Governor 
Steve Israel s1oNew York Democrat 
Jesse Louis Jackson s1oIllinois Democrat (Resgined 2013) 
Sheila Jackson Lee s1oTexas Democrat 
William Jefferson s1oLouisiana Democrat 
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1oTexas Democrat 
Stephanie Tubbs Jones s1oOhio Former Dem. (Deceased, 2008) 
Paul Kanjorski s1oPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010) 
Marcy Kaptur s1oOhio Democrat 
Patrick Kennedy s1oRhode Island Democrat (until 2010) 
Dale Kildee s1oMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Carolyn Kilpatrick s1oMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Ron Kind s1oWI Former Democratic challenger (2012) 
Jerry Kleczka s1oWisconsin Democrat (Until 2004) 
Dennis Kucinich s1oOhio Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Nicholas Lampson s1oTexas Democrat (Unseated 2008) 
James Langevin s1oRhode Island Democrat 
Tom Lantos s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2008) 
Rick Larsen s1oWashington Democrat 
John Larson s1oConnecticut Democrat 
Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Sander Levin s1oMichigan Democrat 
John Lewis s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Zoe Lofgren s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Nita Lowey s1oNew York Democrat 
Bill Luther s1oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Steve Lynch s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Senate run 2013) 
Carolyn Maloney s1wNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Jim Maloney s1oConnecticut Democrat (retired) 
Ed Markey s1oMA Democratic Challenger 
Frank Mascara s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Robert Matsui s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (deceased) 
Carolyn McCarthy s1oNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families 
Karen McCarthy s1oMissouri Democrat (Until 2004) 
Betty McCollum s1oMinnesota Democrat 
Jim McDermott s1oWashington Democrat 
Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Cynthia McKinney s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Michael McNulty s1oNew York Dem./Cons. (Retiring 2008) 
Marty Meehan s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Retired 2007) 
Carrie Meek s1oFlorida Democrat (retired 2002) 
Gregory Meeks s1oNew York Dem./Working-Families 
Robert Menendez s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Juanita Millender-McDonald s1oCalifornia Democrat 
George Miller s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Patsy Mink s1oHawaii Democrat 
Dennis Moore s1oKansas Democrat (until 2010) 
James Moran s1oVirginia Democrat 
Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Grace Napolitano s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Richard Neal s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
James Oberstar s1oMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010) 
John Olver s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Solomon Ortiz s1oTexas Democrat (Unseated 2010) 
Major Owens s1oNew York Democrat (until 2007) 
Frank Pallone s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Bill Pascrell s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Ed Pastor s1oArizona Democrat 
Donald Payne s1oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
Nancy Pelosi s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Collin Peterson s1oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
David Phelps s1oIllinois Democrat 
David Eugene Price s1oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Nick Rahall s1oWest Virginia Democrat 
Charles Rangel s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Silvestre Reyes s1oTexas Democrat 
Lynn Nancy Rivers s1oMichigan Democrat 
Ciro Rodriguez s1oTexas Democrat (until 2010) 
Steven Rothman s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Lucille Roybal-Allard s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Bobby Rush s1oIllinois Democrat 
Martin Sabo s1oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Loretta Sanchez s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Max Sandlin s1oTexas Democrat (Until 2004) 
Tom Sawyer s1oOhio Democrat 
Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois Democrat 
Adam Schiff s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Jose Serrano s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Brad Sherman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Ronnie Shows s1oMississippi Democrat 
Norman Sisisky s1oVirginia Democrat 
Louise Slaughter s1oNew York Democrat 
David Adam Smith s1oWashington Democrat 
Hilda Solis s1oCA Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger 
John Spratt s1oSouth Carolina Democrat (until 2010) 
Pete Stark s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Ted Strickland s1oOH Former Democratic Governor (2006-2010) 
Ellen Tauscher s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009) 
Bennie Thompson s1oMississippi Democrat 
Mike Thompson s1oCalifornia Democrat 
John Tierney s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Ed Towns s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Jim Turner s1oTexas Democrat (Until 2004) 
Mark Udall s1oCO Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Tom Udall s1oNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008) 
Nydia Velazquez s1oNew York Democrat/Working-Families 
Maxine Waters s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Diane Watson s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Mel Watt s1oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Henry Waxman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Anthony Weiner s1oNew York Former Democrat(Resigned 2011) 
Robert Wexler s1oFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010) 
Lynn Woolsey s1oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
David Wu s1oOregon Democrat (Resigned 2011) 
Albert Wynn s1oMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008) 



Republicans participating in 01-HJR40

Charlie Bass s1oNew Hampshire Republican (Retired 2012) 
Judy Biggert s1oIllinois Republican 
Sherry Boehlert s1oNew York Republican/Independence 
Rodney Frelinghuysen s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Benjamin Gilman s1oNew York Republican 
Jim Greenwood s1oPennsylvania Republican (Until 2004) 
Steve Horn s1oCalifornia Republican 
Jim Kolbe s1oArizona Republican 
Jim Leach s1oIowa Republican 
Connie Morella s1oMaryland Republican 
Doug Ose s1oCalifornia Republican challenger 
Jim Ramstad s1oMinnesota Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Marge Roukema s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Christopher Shays s1oConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008) 
John Sweeney s1oNew York Republican/Conservative 



Independents participating in 01-HJR40

Anibal Acevedo-Vila s1oPuerto Rico - 
Brad Carson s1oOK 2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative 
Michael Castle s1oDE 2010 Senate Challenger (lost primary); previously Gov.& Rep. 
Donna Christensen s1oVirgin Islands - 
Harold Ford s1oNY 2010 Democratic Primary Challenger; previously US Rep (TN) 
Joseph Hoeffel s1oPA 2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative 
Chris John s1oLA 2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative 
Bernie Sanders s1oVermont Independent 
Robert Underwood s1oGuam - 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 185
Republicans: 15
Independents: 9


















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