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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-HR1 on Jan 31, 2001

Bill Sponsorship: a bill requiring schools to allow voluntary prayer:
Source: H.R.1
H.R.1, S.73:
No DOE funds shall be available to any educational agency which prevents participation in constitutionally protected prayer in public schools by individuals on a voluntary basis. No educational agency shall require any person to participate in prayer or influence the form or content of any constitutionally protected prayer in such public schools.
H.Con.Res.199 (Nov 19, 1999, Bonilla et. al.)
Expressing the sense of the Congress that prayers and invocations at public school sporting events contribute to the moral foundation of our Nation and urging the Supreme Court to uphold their constitutionality.
H.J.RES. 54
Recognizing the authority of public schools to allow students to exercise their constitutional rights by establishing a period of time for silent prayer or meditation or reflection, encouraging the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, and refusing to discriminate against individuals or groups on account of their religious character or speech.
    Proposed Legislation:
  • H.J.RES. 54, Students' Rights Resolution of 2001, 6/21/2001 (Smith (TX), Rahall, Hall (TX), Hilleary, Barr (GA), Souder, Smith (NJ), Buyer)
  • S. 73, Voluntary School Prayer Protection Act, 1/22/2001 (Helms)
  • H.R.1, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Boehner, et. al.)


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Question 4: Keep God in the public sphere Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Education
  • Headline: Supports requiring schools to allow prayer (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 01-HR1

Gene Green s1oTexas Democrat 
Ralph Moody Hall s1oTexas Democrat 
Ken Lucas s1oKentucky Democrat (Until 2004) 
Solomon Ortiz s1oTexas Democrat (Unseated 2010) 
Collin Peterson s1oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Nick Rahall s1oWest Virginia Democrat 
Max Sandlin s1oTexas Democrat (Until 2004) 
Charles Stenholm s1oTexas Democrat 
Gene Taylor s1oMississippi Democratic Challenger 
Jim Turner s1oTexas Democrat (Until 2004) 



Republicans participating in 01-HR1

Dick Armey s1oTexas Republican 
Spencer Bachus s1oAlabama Republican 
Bill Baker s1oCalifornia Republican Former (1994-) 
Richard Hugh Baker s1oLouisiana Republican (Resigned 2008) 
Cass Ballenger s1oNorth Carolina Republican 
Bob Barr s1oGeorgia Republican Challenger 
Judy Biggert s1oIllinois Republican 
John Boehner s1oOhio Republican 
Henry Bonilla s1oTexas Republican 
Mary Bono s1oCalifornia Republican 
Sonny Bono s1oCalifornia Republican Former (1994-) 
Richard Burr s1oNC Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Steve Buyer s1oIndiana Republican (until 2010) 
Ken Calvert s1oCalifornia Republican 
Dave Camp s1oMichigan Republican 
Saxby Chambliss s1oGA Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Larry Combest s1oTexas Republican 
Ander Crenshaw s1oFlorida Republican 
John Culberson s1oTexas Republican 
Duke Cunningham s1oCalifornia Republican 
Nathan Deal s1oGA Republican Governor 
Tom DeLay s1oTexas Republican 
Jim DeMint s1oSC Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
David Dreier s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Vernon Ehlers s1oMichigan Republican (until 2010) 
Robert Ehrlich s1oMaryland Republican 
Phil English s1oPennsylvania Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Ernie Fletcher s1oKentucky Republican 
Vito Fossella s1oNew York Rep./Cons. challenger 
George Gekas s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Paul Gillmor s1oOhio Republican (Deceased 2007) 
Bob Goodlatte s1oVirginia Republican 
Porter Goss s1oFlorida Republican (Until 2004) 
Lindsey Graham s1oSC Republican Sr Senator 
Mark Green s1oWisconsin Republican 
Jim Greenwood s1oPennsylvania Republican (Until 2004) 
Melissa Hart s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Denny Hastert s1oIllinois Republican (Retired 2007) 
Robin Hayes s1oNorth Carolina Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Jesse Helms s1oNC Former Republican Senator 
Van Hilleary s1oTennessee Republican 
Dave Hobson s1oOhio Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Steve Horn s1oCalifornia Republican 
Henry Hyde s1oIllinois Republican 
Johnny Isakson s1oGA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Sam Johnson s1oTexas Republican 
Ric Keller s1oFlorida Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Jack Kingston s1oGA Republican Challenger 
Jim Kolbe s1oArizona Republican 
Steven LaTourette s1oOhio Republican 
Scott McInnis s1oColorado Republican (Until 2004) 
Buck McKeon s1oCalifornia Republican 
Gary Miller s1oCalifornia Republican 
Anne Meagher Northup s1oKentucky Republican 
Charlie Norwood s1oGeorgia Republican 
Jim Nussle s1oIowa Republican 
Tom Osborne s1oNebraska Republican 
Doug Ose s1oCalifornia Republican challenger 
Michael Oxley s1oOhio Republican 
John Peterson s1oPennsylvania Republican (Retired 2008) 
Tom Petri s1oWisconsin Republican 
Chip Pickering s1oMS Republican challenger (2006), U.S. Rep. 
Todd Platts s1oPennsylvania Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Richard Pombo s1oCalifornia Republican 
Rob Portman s1oOH Republican Jr Senator 
Deborah Pryce s1oOhio Republican 
Ed Royce s1oCalifornia Republican 
Edward Schrock s1oVirginia Republican (Until 2004) 
Christopher Shays s1oConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008) 
John Shimkus s1oIllinois Republican 
Christopher Smith s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Lamar Smith s1oTexas Republican 
Mark Souder s1oIndiana Republican (until 2010) 
John Sununu s1oNew Hampshire Republican 
John Sweeney s1oNew York Republican/Conservative 
Tom Tancredo s1oColorado Republican Governor challenger 
Lee Terry s1oNebraska Republican 
Mac Thornberry s1oTexas Republican 
Pat Tiberi s1oOhio Republican 
Fred Upton s1oMichigan Republican 
J.C. Watts s1oOklahoma Republican 
Curt Weldon s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Frank Wolf s1oVirginia Republican 



Independents participating in 01-HR1

Michael Castle s1oDE 2010 Senate Challenger (lost primary); previously Gov.& Rep. 
Mac Collins s1oGA 2004 former Republican challenger; US Representative 
John Cooksey s1oLA 2004 former Republican Nominee 
Lincoln Diaz-Balart s1oFlorida Former GOP (until 2010) 
John Hostettler s1oIN 2010 Senate Challenger (lost GOP primary); formerly US Rep. 
Darrell Issa s1oCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003) 
John Linder s1oGeorgia Former GOP (until 2010) 
Adam Putnam s1oFlorida Former GOP (until 2010) 
George Radanovich s1oCalifornia Former GOP (until 2010) 
Bob Schaffer s1oCO Former GOP Senate Challenger (2008) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 10
Republicans: 83
Independents: 10


















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