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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.

1993-H3584 on Nov 20, 1993

Bill Sponsorship: more prison cells; more truth in sentencing
Source: Truth in Sentencing Act (H.R.3584)
  • To encourage each State to adopt truth in sentencing laws and to help fund additional spaces in the State correctional programs as needed.
  • Provide grants to States to build, expand, or operate space in correctional facilities in order to implement specified "truth in sentencing" requirements.
  • Requires a State, to be eligible for funding under this Act, to have in effect throughout the State such requirements, including provisions which:
    1. restrict parole, good-time credit release, or other forms of early release to require that criminals convicted of crimes of violence serve at least 85% of the sentence imposed by a judge or jury;
    2. require the sentencing authority to allow the defendant's victim or the victim's family the opportunity to be heard regarding the issue of sentencing;
    3. allow as a sentencing option a "life sentence" without the possibility of parole; and
    4. provide that the victim and the victim's family shall be notified whenever such defendant is to be released.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Question 9: Stricter punishment reduces crime Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Crime
  • Headline: More prison cells; more truth in sentencing (Score: 2)

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  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 1993-H3584

Sanford Bishop s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Sherrod Brown s1oOH Democratic Sr Senator 
Ronald Coleman s1oTexas Democrat (1982-1996) 
Gary Condit s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Chet Edwards s1oTexas Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Martin Frost s1oTexas Democrat (Until 2004) 
Elizabeth Furse s1oOregon Democrat 
Gene Green s1oTexas Democrat 
Tim Holden s1oPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Tim Johnson s1oSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Marcy Kaptur s1oOhio Democrat 
Larry LaRocco s1oID Democratic Senate Challenger 
Nita Lowey s1oNew York Democrat 
Paul McHale s1oPennsylvania Democrat (retired 1998 
Collin Peterson s1oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Charles Stenholm s1oTexas Democrat 
Gene Taylor s1oMississippi Democratic Challenger 
Karen Thurman s1oFlorida Former Democrat 
Charlie Wilson s1oOhio Democrat (until 2010) 
Lynn Woolsey s1oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 



Republicans participating in 1993-H3584

Bill Baker s1oCalifornia Republican Former (1994-) 
John Boehner s1oOhio Republican 
Ken Calvert s1oCalifornia Republican 
Dave Camp s1oMichigan Republican 
Tom DeLay s1oTexas Republican 
Jay Dickey s1oArkansas Republican 
Bill Emerson s1oMissouri Republican Former (1994-) 
George Gekas s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Wayne Gilchrest s1oMaryland Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Wally Herger s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Donald Manzullo s1oIllinois Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
John McHugh s1oNew York Republican/Conservative 
Jan Meyers s1oKansas Republican Former (1994-) 
Dan Miller s1oFlorida Republican (retired) 
Michael Oxley s1oOhio Republican 
Richard Pombo s1oCalifornia Republican 
Deborah Pryce s1oOhio Republican 
Jack Quinn s1oNew York Republican/Ind./Cons. 
Toby Roth s1oWisconsin Republican Former (1994-) 
Jim Saxton s1oNew Jersey Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Gerald Solomon s1oNew York Republican Former (1994-) 
Cliff Stearns s1oFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
Peter Torkildsen s1oMassachusetts Republican Former (1994-) 
Barbara Vucanovich s1oNevada Republican Former (1994-) 
Don Young s1oAlaska Republican 



Independents participating in 1993-H3584

John Linder s1oGeorgia Former GOP (until 2010) 
Bob Stump s1oArizona Former GOP (until 2010) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 20
Republicans: 25
Independents: 2


















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