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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-HR718 on Feb 14, 2001

Bill Sponsorship: the Anti-Spamming Act:
Source: House Resolution Sponsorship
Title: To protect individuals, families, and Internet service providers from unsolicited and unwanted electronic mail.
    Summary:

  1. Amends the Federal criminal code to provide criminal penalties for intentionally transmitting ten or more unsolicited commercial electronic mail messages to one or more protected computers in the United States, with the knowledge that such messages are accompanied by or contain materially false or misleading information as to the identity of the initiator.

  2. Allows a provider of Internet access service to bring an action against a person using such service to commit a violation of this Act.

  3. Allows certain statutory damages under such an action.

  4. Prescribe marks or notices to be included in electronic mail that contains a sexually oriented advertisement in order to inform the recipient of such fact.

  5. Provides penalties for not including such marks or notices.

  6. Requires the Attorney General to submit to Congress a detailed analysis of the effectiveness and enforcement, and need for modification, of this Act.


  • Topic: Technology
  • Headline: Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming

  • 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-HR718

John Baldacci s1oMaine Democrat 
Tom Barrett s1oWisconsin Democrat 
Ken Bentsen s1oTexas Democrat 
Howard Berman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Earl Blumenauer s1oOregon Democrat 
David Bonior s1oMichigan Democrat 
Rick Boucher s1oVirginia Democrat (until 2010) 
Julia Carson s1oIndiana Former Dem. (Deceased 2008) 
Bud Cramer s1oAlabama Democrat (Retired 2008) 
Jim Davis s1oFlorida Democrat 
Diana DeGette s1oColorado Democrat 
John Dingell s1oMichigan Democrat 
Eliot Engel s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Anna Eshoo s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Barney Frank s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Martin Frost s1oTexas Democrat (Until 2004) 
Bart Gordon s1oTennessee Democrat (until 2010) 
Gene Green s1oTexas Democrat 
Ralph Moody Hall s1oTexas Democrat 
Jane Harman s1oCalifornia Democrat (Resigned 2011) 
Maurice Hinchey s1oNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Rush Holt s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Mike Honda s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Darlene Hooley s1oOregon Democrat (Retiring 2008) 
Sheila Jackson Lee s1oTexas Democrat 
Dale Kildee s1oMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
James Langevin s1oRhode Island Democrat 
Sander Levin s1oMichigan Democrat 
Bill Luther s1oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Karen McCarthy s1oMissouri Democrat (Until 2004) 
Cynthia McKinney s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Dennis Moore s1oKansas Democrat (until 2010) 
Nancy Pelosi s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Silvestre Reyes s1oTexas Democrat 
Bobby Rush s1oIllinois Democrat 
Max Sandlin s1oTexas Democrat (Until 2004) 
Tom Sawyer s1oOhio Democrat 
Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois Democrat 
Ronnie Shows s1oMississippi Democrat 
Ike Skelton s1oMissouri Democrat (until 2010) 
Ted Strickland s1oOH Former Democratic Governor (2006-2010) 
Bart Stupak s1oMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Tom Udall s1oNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008) 



Republicans participating in 01-HR718

Robert Aderholt s1oAlabama Republican 
Richard Hugh Baker s1oLouisiana Republican (Resigned 2008) 
Joe Linus Barton s1oTexas Republican 
Judy Biggert s1oIllinois Republican 
Roy Blunt s1oMissouri Republican (until 2010) 
Kevin Brady s1oTexas Republican 
Henry Brown s1oSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010) 
Ed Bryant s1oTennessee Republican 
Richard Burr s1oNC Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Steve Chabot s1oOhio Republican 
Ander Crenshaw s1oFlorida Republican 
Barbara Cubin s1oWyoming Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Duke Cunningham s1oCalifornia Republican 
Jo Ann Davis s1oVirginia Republican 
Nathan Deal s1oGA Republican Governor 
Tom DeLay s1oTexas Republican 
John Doolittle s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Jennifer Dunn s1oWashington Republican (Until 2004) 
Vernon Ehlers s1oMichigan Republican (until 2010) 
Robert Ehrlich s1oMaryland Republican 
Jo Ann Emerson s1oMissouri Republican (Resigned 2013) 
Phil English s1oPennsylvania Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Jeff Flake s1oArizona Republican (Senate run 2012) 
Vito Fossella s1oNew York Rep./Cons. challenger 
Rodney Frelinghuysen s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Jim Gibbons s1oNevada Republican 
Paul Gillmor s1oOhio Republican (Deceased 2007) 
Benjamin Gilman s1oNew York Republican 
Bob Goodlatte s1oVirginia Republican 
Lindsey Graham s1oSC Republican Sr Senator 
Kay Granger s1oTexas Republican 
Jim Greenwood s1oPennsylvania Republican (Until 2004) 
Felix Grucci s1oNew York Republican 
Melissa Hart s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Doc Hastings s1oWashington Republican 
Robin Hayes s1oNorth Carolina Republican (Unseated 2008) 
J.D. Hayworth s1oArizona Republican (until 2007) 
Steve Horn s1oCalifornia Republican 
Duncan Hunter s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Johnny Isakson s1oGA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Peter King s1oNew York Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life 
Steve Largent s1oOK00 Former Republican Challenger (2002) 
Ron Lewis s1oKentucky Republican (Retiring 2008) 
John McHugh s1oNew York Republican/Conservative 
Gary Miller s1oCalifornia Republican 
Michael Oxley s1oOhio Republican 
Chip Pickering s1oMS Republican challenger (2006), U.S. Rep. 
Joseph Pitts s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Deborah Pryce s1oOhio Republican 
Jim Ramstad s1oMinnesota Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Bob Riley s1oAL Former Republican Governor (until 2010) 
Pete Sessions s1oTexas Republican 
Don Sherwood s1oPennsylvania Republican 
John Shimkus s1oIllinois Republican 
Bill Shuster s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Rob Simmons s1oConnecticut Republican 
Joe Skeen s1oNew Mexico Former Republican 
Mark Souder s1oIndiana Republican (until 2010) 
Cliff Stearns s1oFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
John Sweeney s1oNew York Republican/Conservative 
Billy Tauzin s1oLouisiana Republican (Until 2004) 
Lee Terry s1oNebraska Republican 
Mac Thornberry s1oTexas Republican 
Greg Walden s1oOregon Republican 
Jim Walsh s1oNew York Rep./Ind. (Retiring 2008) 
Wes Watkins s1oOklahoma Republican 
Jerry Weller s1oIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Ed Whitfield s1oKentucky Republican 
Heather Wilson s1wNew Mexico Republican (Senate 2008) 
Frank Wolf s1oVirginia Republican 



Independents participating in 01-HR718

Darrell Issa s1oCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003) 
George Radanovich s1oCalifornia Former GOP (until 2010) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 43
Republicans: 70
Independents: 2


















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