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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.

97-S927 on Jun 17, 1997

Decided Mar 6, 1998
Bill Sponsorship: the National Sea Grant College Program Reauthorization Act
Source: Bill sponsored by 28 Senators
Amends the National Sea Grant College Program Act to authorize competitive grants for university research on invasive species, specifically: (1) the zebra mussel; (2) oyster diseases and oyster-related human health risks; and (3) Pfiesteria piscicida and other harmful algal blooms. Became Public Law No: 105-160.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Question 8: Human needs over animal rights Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Environment
  • Headline: Fund studies of invasive species and algal blooms (Score: -1)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 8.
  • Headline: Fund studies of invasive species and algal blooms (Answer: C)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 8 on Environment: Which of the following statements comes closest to your personal view?
    • A: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity
    • B: Natural resources exist for the benefit of humanity, but should be somewhat protected
    • C: Natural resources should be mostly protected, but also exist for the benefit of humanity
    • D: Natural resources exist on their own and should be completely protected
    • E: Unsure


  • 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 97-S927

Daniel Akaka s1oHI Democratic Jr Senator (Retiring) 
John Breaux s1oLA Former Democratic incumbent; retired 2004 
John Glenn s1oOH Democratic Senator (Former) 
Bob Graham s1oFL Former Democratic Senator; retired 2004 
Fritz Hollings s1oSC Former Democratic Sr Senator; retired 2004 
Daniel Inouye s1oHI Democratic Sr Senator 
John Kerry s1oMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Frank Lautenberg s1oNJ Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Pat Moynihan s1oNY Democratic Senator (Former) 
Patty Murray s1oWA Democratic Sr Senator 
Jack Reed s1oRI Democratic Sr Senator 
Charles Robb s1oVA Democratic Senator (Former) 
Paul Sarbanes s1oMD Former Democrat Senator (Retired 2006) 
Bob Torricelli s1oNJ Former Democratic Senator 



Republicans participating in 97-S927

Spencer Abraham s1oMI Republican Senator (Former) 
John Chafee s1oRI Republican Senator (Former) 
Thad Cochran s1oMS Republican Sr Senator 
Susan Collins s1oME Republican Sr Senator 
Al D'Amato s1oNY Former Republican Jr Senator 
Slade Gorton s1oWA Republican Senator (Former) 
Judd Gregg s1oNH Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Trent Lott s1oMS Former Republican Senator (MS, 1989-2007) 
Connie Mack s1oFL Former Republican Senator (until 2000) 
Frank Murkowski s1oAK Former Republican Governor (2002-2006) 
Olympia Snowe s1iME Republican Sr Senator 
Ted Stevens s1oAK Former Republican Sr Senator 
Strom Thurmond s1oSC Former Republican Senator 
John Warner s1oVA Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 



Independents participating in 97-S927



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 14
Republicans: 14
Independents: 0


















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