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12-S3477 on Aug 1, 2012

Bill Sponsorship: Women, Peace, and Security Act
Source: H6255/S3477
Expresses the sense of Congress that:
  • implementation of the US National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security (NAP) is paramount in improving the lives of women around the world and increasing global stability and prosperity;
  • It is US policy to implement NAP;
  • The US Agency for International Development (USAID) should integrate gender into diplomatic and strategic and planning processes;
  • federal agencies shall ensure that the tenets of NAP are incorporated into programs for conflict prevention, humanitarian and disaster response, peacekeeping, and democracy promotion;
  • Federal agencies facilitate partner government efforts to improve women's inclusion in peace and security processes, conflict prevention, peace-building and decision-making institutions in conflict-affected environments.

White House Summary of NAP, December 2011:The goal of this National Action Plan is as simple as it is profound: to empower half the world's population as equal partners in preventing conflict and building peace in countries threatened and affected by war, violence, and insecurity. Deadly conflicts can be more effectively avoided, and peace can be best forged and sustained, when women become equal partners. The National Action Plan is guided by the following five principles:

  1. the engagement and protection of women as agents of peace and stability
  2. building on goals for gender integration, gender equality, and women's empowerment
  3. guided by the principle of inclusion, seeking out the views and participation of a wide variety of stakeholders--women and girls, men and boys, and members of marginalized groups
  4. coordinate among all relevant departments and agencies of the US government, integrated into relevant United States foreign policy initiatives, and enhanced by engagement with international partners
  5. be accountable for the implementation of the policies and initiatives endorsed in this Plan.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Question 14: Maintain US sovereignty from UN Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Foreign Policy
  • Headline: Sponsored integrating gender into diplomacy and foreign aid (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Integrate gender into diplomatic and foreign aid processes (Score: -2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 5.
  • Headline: Sponsored integrating gender into diplomacy and foreign aid (Answer: D)
  • Headline 2: Integrate gender into diplomatic and foreign aid processes (Answer: D)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 5 on Foreign Policy: When you think about the US pursuing its interests abroad, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
    • A: The US should always act in its own interest regardless of what other countries think
    • B: The US should rarely listen to other countries
    • C: The US should listen to other countries more often than not
    • D: The US should always listen to other countries before pursuing its own interests
    • 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 12-S3477

Mark Begich s2oAK Democratic Jr SenatorSep 20, 2012
Howard Berman s2oCalifornia DemocratAug 1, 2012
Barbara Boxer s1pCA Democratic Jr SenatorAug 1, 2012
Benjamin Cardin s2oMaryland DemocratSep 13, 2012
Russ Carnahan s1pMissouri DemocratAug 1, 2012
Bob Casey s2oPA Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurerAug 1, 2012
John Conyers s2oMichigan DemocratAug 1, 2012
Dianne Feinstein s2oCA Democratic Sr SenatorSep 13, 2012
Kirsten Gillibrand s2oNew York DemocratAug 1, 2012
Eddie Bernice Johnson s2oTexas DemocratAug 1, 2012
Amy Klobuchar s2oMN Democrat/DFL Sr SenatorDec 4, 2012
Frank Lautenberg s2oNJ Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014)Nov 13, 2012
Patrick Leahy s2oVT Democratic Sr SenatorNov 27, 2012
Barbara Lee s2oCalifornia DemocratAug 1, 2012
Carolyn Maloney s2oNew York Democrat/LiberalAug 1, 2012
Jim McDermott s2oWashington DemocratAug 2, 2012
Jim McGovern s2oMassachusetts DemocratAug 1, 2012
Barbara Mikulski s2oMD Democratic Sr SenatorSep 13, 2012
James Moran s2oVirginia DemocratAug 1, 2012
Chellie Pingree s2oMaine DemocratAug 1, 2012
Jan Schakowsky s2oIllinois DemocratAug 1, 2012
Jeanne Shaheen s2oNH Democratic Sr SenatorAug 1, 2012
Jackie Speier s2oCalifornia DemocratAug 1, 2012
Pete Stark s2oCalifornia DemocratOct 12, 2012
Niki Tsongas s2oMassachusetts DemocratAug 1, 2012
Chris Van Hollen s2oMaryland DemocratAug 1, 2012

Republicans participating in 12-S3477

Kay Bailey Hutchison s2oTX Republican Sr Senator (Retiring)Aug 1, 2012
Olympia Snowe s2oME Republican Sr SenatorAug 1, 2012

Independents participating in 12-S3477

Scott Brown s2oNH Previsouly MA Republican Jr SenatorAug 1, 2012

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 26
Republicans: 2
Independents: 1

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