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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-SR536 on Apr 28, 2008

Signature Legislation: Seeds of Peace: promote coexistence in regions of conflict
Source: S.RES.536
A resolution recognizing the 15th anniversary of the founding of Seeds of Peace, an organization promoting understanding, reconciliation, acceptance, coexistence, & peace in the Middle East, South Asia, and other regions of conflict.
    CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
  • Whereas Seeds of Peace is a program that brings together young people and educators from regions of conflict to study and learn about coexistence and conflict resolution;
  • Whereas these young people study and learn primarily at an international conflict resolution summer camp operated by Seeds of Peace in Otisfield, Maine, and
  • also through its regional programs such as the facilitation training course in the Middle East, the homestay programs in South Asia, and international regional conferences;
  • Whereas the first international conflict resolution camp welcomed Israeli, Palestinian, Jordanian, and Egyptian youths in the summer of 1993, and has since expanded to involve youths from other regions of conflict;
  • Whereas Seeds of Peace reveals the human face of those whom youth may have been taught to hate, by engaging participants in both guided coexistence sessions and ordinary summer camp activities;
  • Whereas long-term peace between Arabs & Israelis, Indians & Pakistanis, and Afghans & Pakistanis can only be achieved with the emergence of a new generation of leaders who will choose dialogue over violence;
  • Whereas Seeds of Peace is strongly supported by participating governments and many world leaders; and
  • Whereas continued partial Federal funding for Seeds of Peace demonstrates its recognized importance in promoting peaceful resolution of conflicts as a primary goal of US policy:
  • Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That Congress reaffirms that youth should be involved in long-term, visionary solutions to violent conflicts.
Legislative Outcome: Related bill: H.CON.RES.337; agreed to in Senate, by Unanimous Consent.


  • Topic: Foreign Policy
  • Headline: Seeds of Peace: promote coexistence in regions of conflict
  • Headline 2: Seeds of Peace: promote coexistence in regions of conflict

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 9.
  • Headline: Seeds of Peace: promote coexistence in regions of conflict (Answer: C)
  • Headline 2: Seeds of Peace: promote coexistence in regions of conflict (Answer: C)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 9 on Reform: Which of the following comes closest to your personal opinion?
    • A: To make this country great, we should return to the examples and values of our forefathers
    • B: This country is already great, we shouldn't change a thing
    • C: To make this country great, we should keep building and adapting for the future


  • 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 08-SR536

Gary Ackerman s2oNew York Dem./Ind./Lib. (Retiring 2012) 
Tom Allen s1iMaine Democrat (Retiring 2008) 
Howard Berman s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Earl Blumenauer s2oOregon Democrat 
Barbara Boxer s2oCA Democratic Jr Senator 
Lois Capps s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Tom Carper s2oDE Democratic Sr Senator 
Steve Cohen s2oTennessee Democrat 
John Conyers s2oMichigan Democrat 
Joseph Crowley s2oNew York Democrat 
Susan Davis s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Bill Delahunt s2oMassachusetts Democrat (until 2010) 
John Dingell s2oMichigan Democrat 
Richard Durbin s2oIL Democratic Sr Senator 
Keith Ellison s2oMinnesota Democrat 
Eliot Engel s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Sam Farr s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Barney Frank s2oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Al Green s2oTexas Democrat 
Raul Grijalva s2oArizona Democrat 
Alcee Hastings s2oFlorida Democrat 
Maurice Hinchey s2oNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Steve Israel s2oNew York Democrat 
Sheila Jackson Lee s2oTexas Democrat 
Eddie Bernice Johnson s2oTexas Democrat 
Marcy Kaptur s2oOhio Democrat 
Carl Levin s2oMI Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Sander Levin s2oMichigan Democrat 
John Lewis s2oGeorgia Democrat 
Nita Lowey s2oNew York Democrat 
Carolyn Maloney s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Ed Markey s2oMA Democratic Challenger 
Jim McDermott s2oWashington Democrat 
Jim McGovern s2oMassachusetts Democrat 
Gregory Meeks s2oNew York Dem./Working-Families 
Michael Michaud s2oMaine Democratic Governor Challenger 
Brad Miller s2oNorth Carolina Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
John Olver s2oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Steven Rothman s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Jan Schakowsky s2oIllinois Democrat 
Allyson Schwartz s2oPennsylvania Democratic Governor Challenger 
David Scott s2oGeorgia Democrat 
Brad Sherman s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Debbie Stabenow s2oMI Democratic Jr Senator 
Betty Sutton s2oOhio Democrat 
John Tanner s2oTennessee Democrat (until 2010) 
Ellen Tauscher s2oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009) 
John Tierney s2oMassachusetts Democrat 
Ed Towns s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Mark Udall s2oCO Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s2oFlorida Democrat 
Henry Waxman s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Robert Wexler s2oFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010) 



Republicans participating in 08-SR536

Dan Burton s2oIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Steve Chabot s2oOhio Republican 
Norm Coleman s2oMN Former Republican Senator; lost court battle, 2009 
Susan Collins s1iME Republican Sr Senator 
Jeff Fortenberry s2oNebraska Republican 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s2oFlorida Republican 
Olympia Snowe s2oME Republican Sr Senator 
George Voinovich s2oOH Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 



Independents participating in 08-SR536

Joseph Lieberman s2oCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 
Bernie Sanders s2oVermont Independent 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 53
Republicans: 8
Independents: 2


















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