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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.

08-S2742 on Mar 11, 2008

Signature Legislation: establishing a National Diabetes Coordinator
Source: National Diabetes Coordinator Act (S2742/HR4836)
A bill to reduce the incidence, progression, and impact of diabetes and its complications and establish the position of National Diabetes Coordinator. Establishes the position of National Diabetes Coordinator, whose duties shall be to:
  1. serve as the principal advisor on reducing the rates of diabetes and its complications;
  2. develop a measurement for the incidence of diabetes;
  3. develop and coordinate implementation of a national strategy to reduce the incidence, progression, and impact of diabetes and its complications;
  4. provide leadership and coordination to ensure that diabetes-related programs are coordinated internally and with those of relevant federal, state, and local agencies with a goal of avoiding duplication of effort, maximizing impact, and marshaling all government resources; and
  5. coordinate public and private resources to develop and lead a public awareness campaign regarding the prevention and control of diabetes and its complications.
    In carrying out the duties described, the Coordinator shall adhere to the mission of:
  1. preventing diabetes in those individuals and populations at risk for the disease;
  2. increasing detection of diabetes;
  3. maximizing the return on diabetes research;
  4. increasing diabetes control efforts;
  5. improving the standard of diabetes care available; and
  6. supplementing, but not supplanting, existing diabetes research programs.
  7. Requires reports to the President on ways in which food programs and nutritional support can be better targeted at concerns specific to those at risk for diabetes or those already diagnosed whose complications could be reduced by more effective diet.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Question 5: Expand ObamaCare Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Health Care
  • Headline: Establish a National Diabetes Coordinator (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Establish a National Diabetes Coordinator (Score: 1)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 08-S2742

Tammy Baldwin s2oWI Democratic Challenger 
Melissa Bean s2oIllinois Democrat (Unseated 2010) 
Allen Boyd s2oFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010) 
William Lacy Clay s2oMissouri Democrat 
Emmanuel Cleaver s2oMissouri Democrat 
James Clyburn s2oSouth Carolina Democrat 
Diana DeGette s2oColorado Democrat 
Eliot Engel s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Gene Green s2oTexas Democrat 
Jay Inslee s1iWA Democratic Governor 
Ed Markey s2oMA Democratic Challenger 
Doris Matsui s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Mike McIntyre s2oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Richard Neal s2oMassachusetts Democrat 
Donald Payne s2oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
Mike Ross s2oArkansas Democratic Governor Challenger 
Tim Ryan s2oOhio Democrat 
Hilda Solis s2oCA Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger 
David Wu s2oOregon Democrat (Resigned 2011) 
Albert Wynn s2oMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008) 



Republicans participating in 08-S2742

Thad Cochran s1iMS Republican Sr Senator 
Johnny Isakson s2oGA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 



Independents participating in 08-S2742

Elizabeth Dole s2oNC Former Cabinet Member (Labor Sec'y) and Senator 
Brad Ellsworth s2oIN 2010 Democratic Challenger 
Luis Fortuno s2oPuerto Rico At-Large (retired 2008) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 20
Republicans: 2
Independents: 3


















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