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07-HR1881 on Apr 17, 2007

Legislation by 2008 Presidential Candidates: improving services for people with autism & their families
Source: Promise for Individuals With Autism Act (S.937 & HR.1881)
Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to:
  1. convene, on behalf of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee, a Treatments, Interventions, and Services Evaluation Task Force to evaluate evidence-based biomedical and behavioral treatments and services for individuals with autism;
  2. establish a multi-year demonstration grant program for states to provide evidence-based autism treatments, interventions, and services.
  3. establish planning and demonstration grant programs for adults with autism;
  4. award grants to states for access to autism services following diagnosis;
  5. award grants to University Centers of Excellence for Developmental Disabilities to provide services and address the unmet needs of individuals with autism and their families;
  6. make grants to protection and advocacy systems to address the needs of individuals with autism and other emerging populations of individuals with disabilities; and
  7. award a grant to a national nonprofit organization for the establishment and maintenance of a national technical assistance center for autism services and information dissemination.
  8. Directs the Comptroller General to issue a report on the financing of autism services and treatments.


  • Topic: Health Care
  • Headline: Improve services for people with autism & their families

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  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 07-HR1881

Tom Allen s1oMaine Democrat (Retiring 2008) 
Jason Altmire s1oPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Tammy Baldwin s1oWI Democratic Challenger 
John Barrow s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Shelley Berkley s1oNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Howard Berman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Leonard Boswell s1oIowa Democrat 
Rick Boucher s1oVirginia Democrat (until 2010) 
Barbara Boxer s1oCA Democratic Jr Senator 
Bruce Braley s1oIA Democratic Challenger 
Sherrod Brown s1oOH Democratic Sr Senator 
Benjamin Cardin s1oMaryland Democrat 
Russ Carnahan s1oMissouri Democrat 
Chris Carney s1oPennsylvania Democrat (Retired 2010) 
Julia Carson s1oIndiana Former Dem. (Deceased 2008) 
Kathy Castor s1oFlorida Democrat 
William Lacy Clay s1oMissouri Democrat 
Hillary Clinton s1pNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State 
Joseph Crowley s1oNew York Democrat 
Danny Davis s1oIllinois Democrat 
Peter Defazio s1oOregon Democrat 
Diana DeGette s1oColorado Democrat 
Mike Doyle s1pPennsylvania Democrat 
Chet Edwards s1oTexas Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Keith Ellison s1oMinnesota Democrat 
Eliot Engel s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Sam Farr s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Bob Filner s1oCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
Barney Frank s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Kirsten Gillibrand s1oNew York Democrat 
Bart Gordon s1oTennessee Democrat (until 2010) 
Gene Green s1oTexas Democrat 
Raul Grijalva s1oArizona Democrat 
John Hall s1oNew York Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Ruben Hinojosa s1oTexas Democrat 
Tim Holden s1oPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Rush Holt s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Mike Honda s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Steve Israel s1oNew York Democrat 
Hank Johnson s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Dale Kildee s1oMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Amy Klobuchar s1oMN Democrat/DFL Sr Senator 
Frank Lautenberg s1oNJ Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Zoe Lofgren s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Nita Lowey s1oNew York Democrat 
Carolyn Maloney s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Jerry McNerney s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Michael McNulty s1oNew York Dem./Cons. (Retiring 2008) 
Robert Menendez s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Brad Miller s1oNorth Carolina Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
George Miller s1oCalifornia Democrat 
James Moran s1oVirginia Democrat 
Chris Murphy s1oConnecticut Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Patrick Joseph Murphy s1oPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010) 
Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Barack Obama s1oIL Former Democratic Senator (until 2008) 
James Oberstar s1oMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010) 
Bill Pascrell s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Collin Peterson s1oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Nick Rahall s1oWest Virginia Democrat 
Silvestre Reyes s1oTexas Democrat 
Steven Rothman s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois Democrat 
Adam Schiff s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Jose Serrano s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Vic Snyder s1oArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Hilda Solis s1oCA Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger 
John Tierney s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Ed Towns s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Tim Walz s1oMinnesota Democrat 
Sheldon Whitehouse s1oRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general 
Lynn Woolsey s1oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
John Yarmuth s1oKentucky Democrat 



Republicans participating in 07-HR1881

Wayne Allard s1oCO Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
Mary Bono s1oCalifornia Republican 
Norm Coleman s1oMN Former Republican Senator; lost court battle, 2009 
Tom Davis s1oVirginia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Pete Domenici s1oNM Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
Bobby Jindal s1oLA Republican Governor 
Frank LoBiondo s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Thad McCotter s1oMichigan Republican 
John McHugh s1oNew York Republican/Conservative 
Tim Murphy s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Charles Pickering s1oMississippi Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Todd Platts s1oPennsylvania Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s1oFlorida Republican 
Pete Sessions s1oTexas Republican 
Christopher Shays s1oConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Christopher Smith s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Mark Souder s1oIndiana Republican (until 2010) 
Lee Terry s1oNebraska Republican 
Mike Turner s1oOhio Republican 
Zach Wamp s1oTennessee Republican (until 2010) 



Independents participating in 07-HR1881

Luis Fortuno s1oPuerto Rico At-Large (retired 2008) 
Bernie Sanders s1oVermont Independent 
Joe Sestak s1oPA 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 74
Republicans: 20
Independents: 3


















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