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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.

2008-S2819 on Apr 7, 2008

Bill Sponsorship: preserving access to Medicaid & SCHIP in economic downturn
Source: Economic Recovery in Health Care Act (S.2819)
A bill to preserve access to Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program during an economic downturn.
  • Economic Recovery in Health Care Act of 2008 - Prohibits finalizing, implementing, enforcing, or otherwise taking any action, prior to April 1, 2009, on any changes to Medicaid programs or State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).
  • Amends the U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act of 2007 to extend through April 1, 2009, the moratorium relating to the cost limit for providers.
  • Amends the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 to extend through April 1, 2009, the moratorium relating to rehabilitation services, school-based administration, and school-based transportation.
  • Provides for state fiscal relief through a temporary increase of Medicaid federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP).


    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: Preserve access to Medicaid & SCHIP during economic downturn (Score: 2)

  • 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 2008-S2819

Daniel Akaka s1oHI Democratic Jr Senator (Retiring) 
Barbara Boxer s1oCA Democratic Jr Senator 
Sherrod Brown s1oOH Democratic Sr Senator 
Maria Cantwell s1oWA Democratic Jr Senator 
Benjamin Cardin s1oMaryland Democrat 
Bob Casey s1oPA Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer 
Hillary Clinton s1oNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State 
Chris Dodd s1oCT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Richard Durbin s1oIL Democratic Sr Senator 
Dianne Feinstein s1oCA Democratic Sr Senator 
Tom Harkin s1oIA Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Daniel Inouye s1oHI Democratic Sr Senator 
Tim Johnson s1oSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Ted Kennedy s1oMA Democratic Senator (until 2009) 
John Kerry s1oMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Herbert Kohl s1oWI Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Frank Lautenberg s1oNJ Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Patrick Leahy s1oVT Democratic Sr Senator 
Carl Levin s1oMI Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Blanche Lambert Lincoln s1oAR Former Democratic Senator 
Claire McCaskill s1oMO Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor 
Robert Menendez s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Barbara Mikulski s1oMD Democratic Sr Senator 
Patty Murray s1oWA Democratic Sr Senator 
Bill Nelson s1oFL Democratic Sr Senator 
Barack Obama s1oIL Former Democratic Senator (until 2008) 
Jack Reed s1oRI Democratic Sr Senator 
Harry Reid s1oNV Democratic Sr Senator 
John Rockefeller s1pWV Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Charles Schumer s1oNY Democratic Sr Senator 
Debbie Stabenow s1oMI Democratic Jr Senator 
Jon Tester s1oMT Democratic Jr Senator 
James Webb s1oVA Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Sheldon Whitehouse s1oRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general 
Ron Wyden s1oOR Democratic Sr Senator 



Republicans participating in 2008-S2819

Olympia Snowe s1oME Republican Sr Senator 



Independents participating in 2008-S2819

Joseph Lieberman s1oCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 
Bernie Sanders s1oVermont Independent 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 35
Republicans: 1
Independents: 2


















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