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    This page contains bills sponsored by incumbent Senators who are running for re-election in 2008, plus House incumbents running for Senate in 2008. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on. These bills are selected as the "signature issue" that each legislator focused on.

07-S911 on Mar 19, 2007

Signature Legislation: establishing a national childhood cancer database
Source: Conquer Childhood Cancer Act (S911/HR1553)
Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2007 - A bill to advance medical research and treatments into pediatric cancers, ensure patients and families have access to the current treatments and information regarding pediatric cancers, establish a population-based national childhood cancer database, and promote public awareness of pediatric cancers.
    Authorizes the Secretary to award grants to childhood cancer professional and direct service organizations for the expansion and widespread implementation of:
  1. activities that provide information on treatment protocols to ensure early access to the best available therapies and clinical trials for pediatric cancers;
  2. activities that provide available information on the late effects of pediatric cancer treatment to ensure access to necessary long-term medical and psychological care; and
  3. direct resource services such as educational outreach for parents, information on school reentry and postsecondary education, and resource directories or referral services for financial assistance, psychological counseling, and other support services.
Legislative Outcome: House version H.R.1553; became Public Law 110-285 on 7/29/2008.


  • Topic: Health Care
  • Headline: Establish a national childhood cancer database
  • Headline 2: Establish a national childhood cancer database

  • 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 07-S911

Neil Abercrombie s2oHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010) 
Daniel Akaka s2oHI Democratic Jr Senator (Retiring) 
Tom Allen s2oMaine Democrat (Retiring 2008) 
Jason Altmire s2oPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Rob Andrews s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Tammy Baldwin s2oWI Democratic Challenger 
John Barrow s2oGeorgia Democrat 
Evan Bayh s2oIN Former Democratic Senator 
Melissa Bean s2oIllinois Democrat (Unseated 2010) 
Shelley Berkley s2oNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Howard Berman s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Jeff Bingaman s2oNM Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Sanford Bishop s2oGeorgia Democrat 
Earl Blumenauer s2oOregon Democrat 
Dan Boren s2oOklahoma Democratic Governor Challenger 
Leonard Boswell s2oIowa Democrat 
Rick Boucher s2oVirginia Democrat (until 2010) 
Barbara Boxer s2oCA Democratic Jr Senator 
Nancy Boyda s2oKansas Democrat (Unseated 2008) 
Bruce Braley s2oIA Democratic Challenger 
Sherrod Brown s2oOH Democratic Sr Senator 
Maria Cantwell s2oWA Democratic Jr Senator 
Lois Capps s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Michael Capuano s2oMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009) 
Benjamin Cardin s2oMaryland Democrat 
Chris Carney s2oPennsylvania Democrat (Retired 2010) 
Tom Carper s2oDE Democratic Sr Senator 
Andre Carson s2oIndiana Democrat 
Bob Casey s2oPA Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer 
Ben Chandler s2oKentucky Democrat 
William Lacy Clay s2oMissouri Democrat 
Hillary Clinton s2oNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State 
James Clyburn s2oSouth Carolina Democrat 
Steve Cohen s2oTennessee Democrat 
Kent Conrad s2oND Democrat Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Joe Courtney s2oConnecticut Democrat 
Bud Cramer s2oAlabama Democrat (Retired 2008) 
Henry Cuellar s2oTexas Democrat 
Elijah Cummings s2oMaryland Democrat 
Danny Davis s2oIllinois Democrat 
Diana DeGette s2oColorado Democrat 
Bill Delahunt s2oMassachusetts Democrat (until 2010) 
Rosa DeLauro s2oConnecticut Democrat 
Chris Dodd s2oCT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Lloyd Doggett s2oTexas Democrat 
Byron Dorgan s2oND Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Mike Doyle s2oPennsylvania Democrat 
Richard Durbin s2oIL Democratic Sr Senator 
Chet Edwards s2oTexas Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Keith Ellison s2oMinnesota Democrat 
Rahm Emanuel s2oIllinois Former Democrat (until 2009) 
Eliot Engel s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Anna Eshoo s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Bob Etheridge s2oNorth Carolina Democrat (Unseated 2010) 
Chaka Fattah s2oPennsylvania Democrat 
Dianne Feinstein s2oCA Democratic Sr Senator 
Bob Filner s2oCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
Barney Frank s2oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Kirsten Gillibrand s2oNew York Democrat 
Charles Gonzalez s2oTexas Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Bart Gordon s2oTennessee Democrat (until 2010) 
Al Green s2oTexas Democrat 
Gene Green s2oTexas Democrat 
Raul Grijalva s2oArizona Democrat 
Ralph Moody Hall s2oTexas Democrat 
Phil Hare s2oIllinois Democrat (until 2010) 
Alcee Hastings s2oFlorida Democrat 
Brian Higgins s2oNew York Democrat 
Maurice Hinchey s2oNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Ruben Hinojosa s2oTexas Democrat 
Mazie Hirono s2oHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Tim Holden s2oPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Rush Holt s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Mike Honda s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Daniel Inouye s2oHI Democratic Sr Senator 
Jay Inslee s2oWA Democratic Governor 
Steve Israel s2oNew York Democrat 
Jesse Louis Jackson s2oIllinois Democrat (Resgined 2013) 
Sheila Jackson Lee s2oTexas Democrat 
William Jefferson s2oLouisiana Democrat 
Eddie Bernice Johnson s2oTexas Democrat 
Hank Johnson s2oGeorgia Democrat 
Tim Johnson s2oSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Stephanie Tubbs Jones s2oOhio Former Dem. (Deceased, 2008) 
Steve Kagen s2oWI Former Democratic challenger (2012) 
Patrick Kennedy s2oRhode Island Democrat (until 2010) 
Ted Kennedy s2oMA Democratic Senator (until 2009) 
John Kerry s2oMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Dale Kildee s2oMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Carolyn Kilpatrick s2oMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Ron Klein s2oFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Amy Klobuchar s2oMN Democrat/DFL Sr Senator 
Nicholas Lampson s2oTexas Democrat (Unseated 2008) 
Mary Landrieu s2oLA Democratic Sr Senator 
James Langevin s2oRhode Island Democrat 
Tom Lantos s2oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2008) 
Rick Larsen s2oWashington Democrat 
Frank Lautenberg s2oNJ Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Patrick Leahy s2oVT Democratic Sr Senator 
Carl Levin s2oMI Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
John Lewis s2oGeorgia Democrat 
Blanche Lambert Lincoln s2oAR Former Democratic Senator 
David Loebsack s2oIowa Democrat 
Zoe Lofgren s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Nita Lowey s2oNew York Democrat 
Steve Lynch s2oMassachusetts Democrat (Senate run 2013) 
Carolyn Maloney s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Ed Markey s2oMA Democratic Challenger 
Jim Marshall s2oGeorgia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Jim Matheson s2oUtah Democrat 
Doris Matsui s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Carolyn McCarthy s2oNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families 
Claire McCaskill s2oMO Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor 
Betty McCollum s2oMinnesota Democrat 
Jim McDermott s2oWashington Democrat 
Jim McGovern s2oMassachusetts Democrat 
Marty Meehan s2oMassachusetts Democrat (Retired 2007) 
Gregory Meeks s2oNew York Dem./Working-Families 
Robert Menendez s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Barbara Mikulski s2oMD Democratic Sr Senator 
George Miller s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Harry Mitchell s2oArizona Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Dennis Moore s2oKansas Democrat (until 2010) 
Gwen Moore s2oWisconsin Democrat 
James Moran s2oVirginia Democrat 
Chris Murphy s2oConnecticut Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Patrick Joseph Murphy s2oPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010) 
Patty Murray s2oWA Democratic Sr Senator 
John Murtha s2oPennsylvania Democrat (Deceased Feb. 2010) 
Jerrold Nadler s2oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Richard Neal s2oMassachusetts Democrat 
Ben Nelson s2oNE Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Barack Obama s2oIL Former Democratic Senator (until 2008) 
James Oberstar s2oMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010) 
John Olver s2oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Solomon Ortiz s2oTexas Democrat (Unseated 2010) 
Ed Pastor s2oArizona Democrat 
Ed Perlmutter s2oColorado Democrat 
Collin Peterson s2oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
David Eugene Price s2oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Mark Pryor s2oAR Democratic Sr Senator 
Nick Rahall s2oWest Virginia Democrat 
Jack Reed s1iRI Democratic Sr Senator 
Harry Reid s2oNV Democratic Sr Senator 
Silvestre Reyes s2oTexas Democrat 
Ciro Rodriguez s2oTexas Democrat (until 2010) 
Steven Rothman s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Dutch Ruppersberger s2oMaryland Democrat 
Bobby Rush s2oIllinois Democrat 
Tim Ryan s2oOhio Democrat 
Ken Salazar s2oCO Former Democratic Senator (entered Cabinet, 2009) 
Loretta Sanchez s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Jan Schakowsky s2oIllinois Democrat 
Adam Schiff s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Charles Schumer s2oNY Democratic Sr Senator 
Bobby Scott s2oVirginia Democrat 
Jose Serrano s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Brad Sherman s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Heath Shuler s2oNorth Carolina Democrat (retiring 2012) 
Albio Sires s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Hilda Solis s2oCA Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger 
Arlen Specter s2oPA Former Democratic incumbent (elected as Republican) 
John Spratt s2oSouth Carolina Democrat (until 2010) 
Debbie Stabenow s2oMI Democratic Jr Senator 
Betty Sutton s2oOhio Democrat 
John Tierney s2oMassachusetts Democrat 
Mark Udall s2oCO Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Chris Van Hollen s2oMaryland Democrat 
Tim Walz s2oMinnesota Democrat 
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s2oFlorida Democrat 
Henry Waxman s2oCalifornia Democrat 
James Webb s2oVA Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Peter Welch s2oVermont Democrat 
Robert Wexler s2oFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010) 
Sheldon Whitehouse s2oRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general 
Charlie Wilson s2oOhio Democrat (until 2010) 
Lynn Woolsey s2oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
David Wu s2oOregon Democrat (Resigned 2011) 
Ron Wyden s2oOR Democratic Sr Senator 
Albert Wynn s2oMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008) 
John Yarmuth s2oKentucky Democrat 



Republicans participating in 07-S911

Robert Aderholt s2oAlabama Republican 
Rodney Alexander s2oLouisiana Republican 
Wayne Allard s2oCO Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
Spencer Bachus s2oAlabama Republican 
Gresham Barrett s2oSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010) 
Roscoe Bartlett s2oMaryland Republican 
Judy Biggert s2oIllinois Republican 
Marsha Blackburn s2oTennessee Republican 
Jo Bonner s2oAlabama Republican 
John Boozman s2oAR Republican Jr Senator 
Kevin Brady s2oTexas Republican 
Henry Brown s2oSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010) 
Sam Brownback s2oKS Republican Governor 
Vern Buchanan s2oFlorida Republican 
Jim Bunning s2oKY Republican Jr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Richard Burr s2oNC Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Dan Burton s2oIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Ken Calvert s2oCalifornia Republican 
Eric Cantor s2oVirginia Republican 
Saxby Chambliss s2oGA Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Thad Cochran s2oMS Republican Sr Senator 
Tom Cole s2oOklahoma Republican 
Norm Coleman s2oMN Former Republican Senator; lost court battle, 2009 
Susan Collins s2oME Republican Sr Senator 
John Cornyn s2oTX Republican Sr Senator 
Barbara Cubin s2oWyoming Republican (Retiring 2008) 
John Culberson s2oTexas Republican 
David Davis s2oTennessee Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Geoff Davis s2oKentucky Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Jo Ann Davis s2oVirginia Republican 
Tom Davis s2oVirginia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Pete Domenici s2oNM Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
John Doolittle s2oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Thelma Drake s2oVirginia Republican (Unseated 2008) 
David Dreier s2oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Jimmy Duncan s2oTennessee Republican 
Jo Ann Emerson s2oMissouri Republican (Resigned 2013) 
Mary Fallin s2oOK Republican Governor 
Mike Ferguson s2oNew Jersey Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Randy Forbes s2oVirginia Republican 
Jeff Fortenberry s2oNebraska Republican 
Vito Fossella s2oNew York Rep./Cons. challenger 
Rodney Frelinghuysen s2oNew Jersey Republican 
Elton Gallegly s2oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Jim Gerlach s2oPennsylvania Republican 
Wayne Gilchrest s2oMaryland Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Phil Gingrey s2oGA Republican Challenger 
Lindsey Graham s2oSC Republican Sr Senator 
Kay Granger s2oTexas Republican 
Samuel Graves s2oMissouri Republican 
Chuck Hagel s2oNE Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
Dean Heller s2oNevada Republican (Resigned 2011) 
Johnny Isakson s2oGA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Bobby Jindal s2oLA Republican Governor 
Peter King s2oNew York Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life 
Steve King s2oIowa Republican 
Mark Kirk s2oIL Republican Jr Senator 
Randy Kuhl s2oNew York Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Tom Latham s2oIowa Republican 
Steven LaTourette s2oOhio Republican 
Ron Lewis s2oKentucky Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Frank LoBiondo s2oNew Jersey Republican 
Frank Dean Lucas s2oOklahoma Republican 
Richard Lugar s2oIN Republican Sr Senator 
Michael McCaul s2oTexas Republican 
Mitch McConnell s2oKY Republican Sr Senator 
Thad McCotter s2oMichigan Republican 
John Mica s2oFlorida Republican 
Jeff Miller s2oFlorida Republican 
Jerry Moran s2oKansas Republican (until 2010) 
Tim Murphy s2oPennsylvania Republican 
Marilyn Musgrave s2oColorado Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Sue Myrick s2oNorth Carolina Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Tom Petri s2oWisconsin Republican 
Charles Pickering s2oMississippi Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Todd Platts s2oPennsylvania Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Jon Porter s2oNevada Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Deborah Pryce s1iOhio Republican 
Jim Ramstad s2oMinnesota Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Dave Reichert s2oWashington Republican (Governor run 2012) 
Hal Rogers s2oKentucky Republican 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s2oFlorida Republican 
Peter Roskam s2oIllinois Republican 
Jim Saxton s2oNew Jersey Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Jeff Sessions s2oAL Republican Sr Senator 
Pete Sessions s2oTexas Republican 
Bill Shuster s2oPennsylvania Republican 
Christopher Smith s2oNew Jersey Republican 
Olympia Snowe s2oME Republican Sr Senator 
Ted Stevens s2oAK Former Republican Sr Senator 
Lee Terry s2oNebraska Republican 
Pat Tiberi s2oOhio Republican 
Mike Turner s2oOhio Republican 
Fred Upton s2oMichigan Republican 
David Vitter s2oLA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Zach Wamp s2oTennessee Republican (until 2010) 
John Warner s2oVA Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
Dave Weldon s2oFL Republican Senate Challenger (Lost primary) 
Lynn Westmoreland s2oGeorgia Republican 
Ed Whitfield s2oKentucky Republican 
Roger Wicker s2oMississippi Republican (Senate 2008) 
Heather Wilson s2oNew Mexico Republican (Senate 2008) 
Joe Wilson s2oSouth Carolina Republican 
Robert Wittman s2oVirginia Republican 
Frank Wolf s2oVirginia Republican 
Don Young s2oAlaska Republican 



Independents participating in 07-S911

Joe Biden s2oDE Vice President 
Michael Castle s2oDE 2010 Senate Challenger (lost primary); previously Gov.& Rep. 
Elizabeth Dole s2oNC Former Cabinet Member (Labor Sec'y) and Senator 
Joseph Lieberman s2oCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 
Charles Melancon s2oLA 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. 
Bernie Sanders s2oVermont Independent 
Joe Sestak s2oPA 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 181
Republicans: 106
Independents: 7


















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