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09-HR1831 on Mar 31, 2009

Source: Conservation Easement Incentive Act
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to make permanent the tax deduction for charitable contributions by individuals and corporations of real property interests for conservation purposes. Known in the Senate as the Rural Heritage Conservation Extension Act of 2009.

  • Topic: Environment
  • Headline: Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill for conservation easements tax deduction

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 8.
  • Headline: Make tax deduction permanent for conservation easements (Answer: C)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill for conservation easements tax deduction (Answer: D)
  • 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 09-HR1831

Neil Abercrombie s1sHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010)
John Adler s1sNew Jersey Democrat (until 2010)
Jason Altmire s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Michael Arcuri s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Brian Baird s1sWashington Democrat (until 2010)
Tammy Baldwin s1sWI Democratic Challenger
John Barrow s1sGeorgia Democrat
Max Baucus s2pMT Democratic Sr Senator
Michael Bennet s1sCO Democratic Jr Senator
Shelley Berkley s1sNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Howard Berman s1sCalifornia Democrat
Jeff Bingaman s1sNM Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring)
Timothy Bishop s1sNew York Democrat
Earl Blumenauer s1sOregon Democrat
Dan Boren s1sOklahoma Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Leonard Boswell s1sIowa Democrat
Rick Boucher s1sVirginia Democrat (until 2010)
Bruce Braley s1sIowa Democrat
Sherrod Brown s1sOH Democratic Sr Senator
Maria Cantwell s1sWA Democratic Jr Senator
Lois Capps s1sCalifornia Democrat
Dennis Cardoza s1sCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Russ Carnahan s1sMissouri Democrat
Ben Chandler s1sKentucky Democrat
William Lacy Clay s1sMissouri Democrat
Steve Cohen s1sTennessee Democrat
Gerry Connolly s1sVirginia Democrat
John Conyers s1sMichigan Democrat
Jim Costa s1sCalifornia Democrat
Joe Courtney s1sConnecticut Democrat
Joseph Crowley s1sNew York Democrat
Elijah Cummings s1sMaryland Democrat
Kathy Dahlkemper s1sPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
Artur Davis s1sAlabama Former Democrat (until 2010)
Lincoln Davis s1sTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
Peter Defazio s1sOregon Democrat
Diana DeGette s1sColorado Democrat
Rosa DeLauro s1sConnecticut Democrat
John Dingell s1sMichigan Democrat
Lloyd Doggett s1sTexas Democrat
Mike Doyle s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Chet Edwards s1sTexas Democrat (until 2010)
Keith Ellison s1sMinnesota Democrat
Eliot Engel s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal
Anna Eshoo s1sCalifornia Democrat
Bob Etheridge s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Sam Farr s1sCalifornia Democrat
Dianne Feinstein s1sCA Democratic Sr Senator
Bob Filner s1sCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011)
Barney Frank s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012)
John Garamendi s1sCalifornia Democrat
Gabby Giffords s1sArizona Democrat
Kirsten Gillibrand s1sNew York Democrat
Charles Gonzalez s1sTexas Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Bart Gordon s1sTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
Raul Grijalva s1sArizona Democrat
Luis Gutierrez s1sIllinois Democrat
John Hall s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Tom Harkin s1sIA Democratic Jr Senator
Alcee Hastings s1sFlorida Democrat
Martin Heinrich s1sNew Mexico Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Brian Higgins s1sNew York Democrat
Baron Hill s1sIndiana Democrat (until 2010)
Maurice Hinchey s1sNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012)
Mazie Hirono s1sHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Paul Hodes s1sNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010)
Rush Holt s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Mike Honda s1sCalifornia Democrat
Jay Inslee s1sWashington Democrat (Gov. run 2012)
Steve Israel s1sNew York Democrat
Jesse Louis Jackson s1sIllinois Democrat
Sheila Jackson Lee s1sTexas Democrat
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1sTexas Democrat
Tim Johnson s1sSD Democratic Sr Senator
Steve Kagen s1sWI Democratic Challenger
Marcy Kaptur s1sOhio Democrat
Patrick Kennedy s1sRhode Island Democrat (until 2010)
Dale Kildee s1sMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Mary Jo Kilroy s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
Ron Kind s1sWI Democratic Challenger
Ann Kirkpatrick s1sArizona Former Democrat (until 2010)
Larry Kissell s1sNorth Carolina Democrat
Amy Klobuchar s1sMN Democrat/DFL Sr Senator
Frank Kratovil s1sMaryland Democrat (until 2010)
James Langevin s1sRhode Island Democrat
Rick Larsen s1sWashington Democrat
John Larson s1sConnecticut Democrat
Patrick Leahy s1sVT Democratic Sr Senator
Carl Levin s1sMI Democratic Sr Senator
John Lewis s1sGeorgia Democrat
Blanche Lambert Lincoln s1sAR Former Democratic Senator
David Loebsack s1sIowa Democrat
Nita Lowey s1sNew York Democrat
Ben Ray Lujan s1sNew Mexico Democrat
Cynthia Lummis s1sWyoming Democrat
Dan Maffei s1sNew York Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Carolyn Maloney s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal
Betsy Markey s1sColorado Former Democrat (until 2010)
Jim Marshall s1sGeorgia Former Democrat (until 2010)
Eric Massa s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Jim Matheson s1sUtah Democrat
Jim McDermott s1sWashington Democrat
Jim McGovern s1sMassachusetts Democrat
Mike McIntyre s1sNorth Carolina Democrat
Jerry McNerney s1sCalifornia Democrat
Michael Michaud s1sMaine Democrat
Brad Miller s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (Retiring 2012)
George Miller s1sCalifornia Democrat
Harry Mitchell s1sArizona Former Democrat (until 2010)
Alan Mollohan s1sWest Virginia Democrat
Dennis Moore s1sKansas Democrat (until 2010)
James Moran s1sVirginia Democrat
Chris Murphy s1sConnecticut Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Patrick Murphy s1sPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
Scott Murphy s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
John Murtha s1sPennsylvania Democrat (Deceased Feb. 2010)
John Olver s1sMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Bill Pascrell s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Ed Pastor s1sArizona Democrat
Donald Payne s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Ed Perlmutter s1sColorado Democrat
Gary Peters s1sMichigan Democrat
Chellie Pingree s1sMaine Democrat
Jared Polis s1sColorado Democrat
Earl Pomeroy s1sNorth Dakota Democrat (until 2010)
David Eugene Price s1sNorth Carolina Democrat
Mark Pryor s1sAR Democratic Sr Senator
Nick Rahall s1sWest Virginia Democrat
Charles Rangel s1sNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families
Jack Reed s1sRI Democratic Sr Senator
Silvestre Reyes s1sTexas Democrat
Ciro Rodriguez s1sTexas Democrat (until 2010)
Mike Ross s1sArkansas Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Steven Rothman s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Dutch Ruppersberger s1sMaryland Democrat
John Salazar s1sColorado Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Linda Sanchez s1sCalifornia Democrat
John Sarbanes s1sMaryland Democrat
Mark Schauer s1sMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
Adam Schiff s1sCalifornia Democrat
Kurt Schrader s1sOregon Democrat
Charles Schumer s1sNY Democratic Sr Senator
Allyson Schwartz s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Bobby Scott s1sVirginia Democrat
David Scott s1sGeorgia Democrat
Jose Serrano s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal
Brad Sherman s1sCalifornia Democrat
Heath Shuler s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (retiring 2012)
Albio Sires s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Louise Slaughter s1sNew York Democrat
Vic Snyder s1sArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010)
Jackie Speier s1sCalifornia Democrat
John Spratt s1sSouth Carolina Democrat (until 2010)
Debbie Stabenow s1sMI Democratic Jr Senator
Bart Stupak s1sMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
John Tanner s1sTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
Ellen Tauscher s1sCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009)
Harry Teague s1sNew Mexico Democrat (until 2010)
Jon Tester s1sMT Democratic Jr Senator
Bennie Thompson s1sMississippi Democrat
Mike Thompson s2pCalifornia Democrat
Dina Titus s1sNevada Democrat (until 2010)
Paul Tonko s1sNew York Democrat
Ed Towns s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal
Niki Tsongas s1sMassachusetts Democrat
Mark Udall s1sCO Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative
Tom Udall s1sNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008)
Chris Van Hollen s1sMaryland Democrat
Mark Warner s1sVA Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor
Henry Waxman s1sCalifornia Democrat
Anthony Weiner s1sNew York Democrat (Resigned 2011)
Peter Welch s1sVermont Democrat
Robert Wexler s1sFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010)
Sheldon Whitehouse s1sRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general
Charlie Wilson s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
Lynn Woolsey s1sCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012)
David Wu s1sOregon Democrat (Resigned 2011)
John Yarmuth s1sKentucky Democrat

Republicans participating in 09-HR1831

Rodney Alexander s1sLouisiana Republican
Steve Austria s1sOhio Republican (Retiring 2012)
Michele Bachmann s1sMinnesota Republican
Spencer Bachus s1sAlabama Republican
John Barrasso s1sWY Republican Jr Senator
Gresham Barrett s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Roscoe Bartlett s1sMaryland Republican
Marsha Blackburn s1sTennessee Republican
Jo Bonner s1sAlabama Republican
John Boozman s1sAR Republican Jr Senator
Kevin Brady s1sTexas Republican
Henry Brown s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Sam Brownback s1sKS Republican Governor
Vern Buchanan s1sFlorida Republican
Michael Burgess s1sTexas Republican
Richard Burr s1sNC Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative
Dan Burton s1sIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012)
Steve Buyer s1sIndiana Republican (until 2010)
Ken Calvert s1sCalifornia Republican
Dave Camp s1sMichigan Republican
Eric Cantor s1sVirginia Republican
Joseph Cao s1sLouisiana Republican (until 2010)
Saxby Chambliss s1sGA Republican Sr Senator
John Howard Coble s1sNorth Carolina Republican
Thad Cochran s1sMS Republican Sr Senator
Mike Coffman s1sColorado Republican
Tom Cole s1sOklahoma Republican
Susan Collins s1sME Republican Jr Senator
Mike Conaway s1sTexas Republican
Michael Crapo s1sID Republican Sr Senator
Mark Critz s1sPennsylvania Republican
Geoff Davis s1sKentucky Republican (Retiring 2012)
Nathan Deal s1sGA Republican Governor
Charles Dent s1sPennsylvania Republican
Mario Diaz-Balart s1sFlorida Republican
Jimmy Duncan s1sTennessee Republican
Vernon Ehlers s1sMichigan Republican (until 2010)
Michael Enzi s1sWY Republican Sr Senator
John Fleming s1sLouisiana Republican
Randy Forbes s1sVirginia Republican
Jeff Fortenberry s1sNebraska Republican
Rodney Frelinghuysen s1sNew Jersey Republican
Scott Garrett s1sNew Jersey Republican
Jim Gerlach s1sPennsylvania Republican
Bob Goodlatte s1sVirginia Republican
Chuck Grassley s1sIA Republican Sr Senator
Gregg Harper s1sMississippi Republican
Dean Heller s1sNevada Republican (Resigned 2011)
Peter Hoekstra s1sMI Republican Challenger
Bob Inglis s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Johnny Isakson s1sGA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Lynn Jenkins s1sKansas Republican
Sam Johnson s1sTexas Republican
Timothy Johnson s1sIllinois Republican
Peter King s1sNew York Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life
Steve King s1sIowa Republican
Leonard Lance s1sNew Jersey Republican
Tom Latham s1sIowa Republican
Steven LaTourette s1sOhio Republican
Bob Latta s1sOhio Republican
Chris Lee s1sNew York Republican (Resigned 2011)
Frank LoBiondo s1sNew Jersey Republican
Blaine Luetkemeyer s1sMissouri Republican
Dan Lungren s1sCalifornia Republican
Michael McCaul s1sTexas Republican
Thad McCotter s1sMichigan Republican
Patrick McHenry s1sNorth Carolina Republican
Cathy McMorris-Rodgers s1sWashington Republican
Candice Miller s1sMichigan Republican
Jeff Miller s1sFlorida Republican
Jerry Moran s1sKansas Republican (until 2010)
Tim Murphy s1sPennsylvania Republican
Sue Myrick s1sNorth Carolina Republican
Randy Neugebauer s1sTexas Republican
Devin Nunes s1sCalifornia Republican
Pete Olson s1sTexas Republican
Ron Paul s1sPOTUS Republican (Libertarian 1988)
Erik Paulsen s1sMinnesota Republican
Joseph Pitts s1sPennsylvania Republican
Todd Platts s1sPennsylvania Republican (Retiring 2012)
Ted Poe s1sTexas Republican
Dennis Rehberg s1sMontana Republican (Senate run 2012)
Pat Roberts s1sKS Republican Sr Senator
Hal Rogers s1sKentucky Republican
Michael Rogers s1sAlabama Republican
Mike Rogers s1sMichigan Republican
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s1sFlorida Republican
Peter Roskam s1sIllinois Republican
Paul Ryan s1sWisconsin Republican
Pete Sessions s1sTexas Republican
Bill Shuster s1sPennsylvania Republican
Mike Simpson s1sIdaho Republican
Adrian Smith s1sNebraska Republican
Christopher Smith s1sNew Jersey Republican
Lamar Smith s1sTexas Republican
Olympia Snowe s1sME Republican Sr Senator
Mark Souder s1sIndiana Republican (until 2010)
Lee Terry s1sNebraska Republican
Mac Thornberry s1sTexas Republican
John Thune s1sSD Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Todd Tiahrt s1sKansas Republican (until 2010)
Mike Turner s1sOhio Republican
Fred Upton s1sMichigan Republican
David Vitter s1sLA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Zach Wamp s1sTennessee Republican (until 2010)
Joe Wilson s1sSouth Carolina Republican
Robert Wittman s1sVirginia Republican
Frank Wolf s1sVirginia Republican
Don Young s1sAlaska Republican

Independents participating in 09-HR1831

Michael Castle s1sDE 2010 Senate Challenger (lost GOP primary); currently US Rep.
Lincoln Diaz-Balart s1sFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
Parker Griffith s1sAlabama Former GOP (until 2010)
Joseph Lieberman s1sCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring)
Kendrick Meek s1sFL 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep.
Adam Putnam s1sFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
George Radanovich s1sCalifornia Former GOP (until 2010)
Bernie Sanders s1sVermont Independent
Joe Sestak s1sPA 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep.

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 178
Republicans: 109
Independents: 9

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