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Vote number 1999-586 responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations
on Nov 10, 1999 regarding bill HR 3073 Bill sponsored by Johnson, R-CT.
Results: Bill passed: FOR: 328; AGAINST: 93

Vote to establish a program that would promote more responsible fatherhood by creating educational, economic and employment opportunities and give grants to state agencies and nonprofit groups, including faith-based institutions.

Categorized under Welfare & Poverty

Voting Y counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 20: Allow churches to provide welfare services.



Democrats voting on 1999-586

Neil Abercrombie NOHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010)
Gary Ackerman NONew York Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam.
Tom Allen YESMaine Democrat (Retiring 2008)
Rob Andrews YESNew Jersey Democrat
Brian Baird NOWashington Democrat (until 2010)
John Baldacci YESMaine Democrat
Tammy Baldwin NOWisconsin Democrat
James Barcia YESMichigan Democrat
Tom Barrett YESWisconsin Democrat
Xavier Becerra YESCalifornia Democrat
Ken Bentsen YESTexas Democrat
Shelley Berkley YESNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Howard Berman NOCalifornia Democrat
Rod Blagojevich YESIllinois Democrat
Earl Blumenauer YESOregon Democrat
David Bonior YESMichigan Democrat
Robert Borski YESPennsylvania Democrat
Leonard Boswell YESIowa Democrat
Rick Boucher YESVirginia Democrat (until 2010)
Robert Brady YESPennsylvania Democrat
Corrine Brown YESFlorida Democrat
Sherrod Brown YESOhio Democrat
Lois Capps YESCalifornia Democrat
Michael Capuano NOMassachusetts Democrat
Benjamin Cardin YESMaryland Democrat
Julia Carson YESIndiana Democrat (Deceased 2008)
Eva Clayton YESNorth Carolina Democrat (Until 2004)
Bob Clement YESTennessee Democrat
James Clyburn YESSouth Carolina Democrat
Gary Condit YESCalifornia Democrat
John Conyers NOMichigan Democrat
Jerry Costello YESIllinois Democrat
William Coyne YESPennsylvania Democrat
Bud Cramer YESAlabama Democrat (Retiring 2008)
Joseph Crowley YESNew York Democrat
Elijah Cummings YESMaryland Democrat
Pat Danner YESMissouri Democrat
Danny Davis YESIllinois Democrat
Jim Davis YESFlorida Democrat
Peter Defazio NOOregon Democrat
Bill Delahunt YESMassachusetts Democrat (until 2010)
Rosa DeLauro YESConnecticut Democrat
Peter Deutsch NOFlorida Democrat (Until 2004)
Norm Dicks YESWashington Democrat
John Dingell YESMichigan Democrat
Julian Dixon YESCalifornia Democrat
Lloyd Doggett NOTexas Democrat
Cal Dooley YESCalifornia Democrat (Until 2004)
Mike Doyle YESPennsylvania Democrat
Chet Edwards NOTexas Democrat (until 2010)
Eliot Engel YESNew York Democrat/Liberal
Anna Eshoo YESCalifornia Democrat
Bob Etheridge YESNorth Carolina Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Lane Evans YESIllinois Democrat
Sam Farr YESCalifornia Democrat
Chaka Fattah YESPennsylvania Democrat
Bob Filner NOCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011)
Harold Ford YESTennessee Democrat
Barney Frank NOMassachusetts Democrat
Martin Frost YESTexas Democrat (Until 2004)
Sam Gejdenson NOConnecticut Democrat
Dick Gephardt YESMissouri Democrat (Until 2004)
Bart Gordon YESTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
Gene Green YESTexas Democrat
Luis Gutierrez YESIllinois Democrat
Ralph Moody Hall YESTexas Democrat
Tony Hall YESOhio Democrat (until 2002)
Alcee Hastings NOFlorida Democrat
Baron Hill YESIndiana Democrat (until 2010)
Earl Hilliard YESAlabama Democrat
Maurice Hinchey NONew York Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam.
Ruben Hinojosa YESTexas Democrat
Joseph Hoeffel NOPennsylvania Democrat (Until 2004)
Tim Holden YESPennsylvania Democrat
Rush Holt YESNew Jersey Democrat
Steny Hoyer YESMaryland Democrat
Jay Inslee YESWashington Democrat
Jesse Louis Jackson YESIllinois Democrat
Sheila Jackson Lee YESTexas Democrat
William Jefferson YESLouisiana Democrat
Chris John YESLouisiana Democrat (Until 2004)
Eddie Bernice Johnson YESTexas Democrat
Stephanie Tubbs Jones NOOhio Democrat (Deceased, 2008)
Paul Kanjorski YESPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
Marcy Kaptur YESOhio Democrat
Patrick Kennedy YESRhode Island Democrat (until 2010)
Dale Kildee YESMichigan Democrat
Carolyn Kilpatrick NOMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
Ron Kind YESWisconsin Democrat
Jerry Kleczka YESWisconsin Democrat (Until 2004)
Ron Klink YESPennsylvania Democrat
Dennis Kucinich YESOhio Democrat
John LaFalce YESNew York Democrat/Ind./Lib. (Until 2004
Nicholas Lampson YESTexas Democrat (Unseated 2008)
John Larson YESConnecticut Democrat
Barbara Lee YESCalifornia Democrat
Sander Levin YESMichigan Democrat
John Lewis YESGeorgia Democrat
William Lipinski YESIllinois Democrat (Until 2004)
Nita Lowey YESNew York Democrat
Ken Lucas YESKentucky Democrat (Until 2004)
Bill Luther YESMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor
Carolyn Maloney NONew York Democrat/Liberal
Jim Maloney YESConnecticut Democrat (retired)
Ed Markey NOMassachusetts Democrat
Frank Mascara YESPennsylvania Democrat
Carolyn McCarthy YESNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families
Karen McCarthy YESMissouri Democrat (Until 2004)
Jim McDermott NOWashington Democrat
Jim McGovern YESMassachusetts Democrat
Mike McIntyre YESNorth Carolina Democrat
Cynthia McKinney NOGeorgia Democrat
Michael McNulty YESNew York Dem./Cons. (Retiring 2008)
Marty Meehan YESMassachusetts Democrat (Retired 2007)
Carrie Meek NOFlorida Democrat (retired 2002)
Gregory Meeks YESNew York Dem./Working-Families
Robert Menendez YESNew Jersey Democrat
Juanita Millender-McDonald YESCalifornia Democrat
George Miller YESCalifornia Democrat
David Minge YESMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor
Patsy Mink NOHawaii Democrat
Joe Moakley YESMassachusetts Democrat
Alan Mollohan YESWest Virginia Democrat
Dennis Moore YESKansas Democrat (until 2010)
James Moran YESVirginia Democrat
John Murtha YESPennsylvania Democrat (Deceased Feb. 2010)
Jerrold Nadler YESNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families
Grace Napolitano YESCalifornia Democrat
Richard Neal YESMassachusetts Democrat
James Oberstar YESMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010)
David Obey YESWisconsin Democrat (until 2010)
John Olver NOMassachusetts Democrat
Solomon Ortiz YESTexas Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Major Owens NONew York Democrat (until 2007)
Frank Pallone YESNew Jersey Democrat
Ed Pastor YESArizona Democrat
Donald Payne NONew Jersey Democrat
Nancy Pelosi NOCalifornia Democrat
Collin Peterson NOMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor
David Phelps YESIllinois Democrat
Owen Pickett YESVirginia Democrat
Earl Pomeroy YESNorth Dakota Democrat (until 2010)
David Eugene Price YESNorth Carolina Democrat
Nick Rahall YESWest Virginia Democrat
Silvestre Reyes YESTexas Democrat
Lynn Nancy Rivers NOMichigan Democrat
Ciro Rodriguez YESTexas Democrat (until 2010)
Tim Roemer YESIndiana Democrat
Steven Rothman YESNew Jersey Democrat
Lucille Roybal-Allard YESCalifornia Democrat
Bobby Rush YESIllinois Democrat
Martin Sabo YESMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor
Loretta Sanchez YESCalifornia Democrat
Max Sandlin YESTexas Democrat (Until 2004)
Tom Sawyer YESOhio Democrat
Jan Schakowsky NOIllinois Democrat
Bobby Scott NOVirginia Democrat
Jose Serrano NONew York Democrat/Liberal
Brad Sherman NOCalifornia Democrat
Ronnie Shows YESMississippi Democrat
Norman Sisisky NOVirginia Democrat
Ike Skelton YESMissouri Democrat (until 2010)
Louise Slaughter NONew York Democrat
David Adam Smith YESWashington Democrat
John Spratt YESSouth Carolina Democrat (until 2010)
Debbie Stabenow YESMichigan Democrat
Pete Stark NOCalifornia Democrat
Charles Stenholm YESTexas Democrat
Ted Strickland YESOhio Democrat
Bart Stupak YESMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
John Tanner YESTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
Gene Taylor YESMississippi Democrat (until 2010)
Bennie Thompson YESMississippi Democrat
Mike Thompson YESCalifornia Democrat
John Tierney NOMassachusetts Democrat
Ed Towns NONew York Democrat/Liberal
Jim Traficant YESOhio Democrat
Jim Turner YESTexas Democrat (Until 2004)
Mark Udall YESColorado Democrat (Senate 2008)
Tom Udall YESNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008)
Nydia Velazquez NONew York Democrat/Working-Families
Bruce Vento YESMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor
Peter Visclosky YESIndiana Democrat
Maxine Waters NOCalifornia Democrat
Mel Watt NONorth Carolina Democrat
Henry Waxman NOCalifornia Democrat
Anthony Weiner NONew York Democrat (Resigned 2011)
Robert Wexler NOFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010)
Robert Weygand YESRhode Island Democrat
Bob Wise YESWest Virginia Democrat
Lynn Woolsey NOCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012)
David Wu YESOregon Democrat
Albert Wynn YESMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008)



Republicans voting on 1999-586

Robert Aderholt YESAlabama Republican
Bill Archer YESTexas Republican
Dick Armey YESTexas Republican
Spencer Bachus YESAlabama Republican
Cass Ballenger YESNorth Carolina Republican
Bob Barr NOGeorgia Republican
Bill Barrett YESNebraska Republican
Roscoe Bartlett NOMaryland Republican
Charlie Bass YESNew Hampshire Republican
Herb Bateman YESVirginia Republican
Doug Bereuter YESNebraska Republican (Until 2004)
Judy Biggert YESIllinois Republican
Brian Bilbray YESCalifornia Republican
Michael Bilirakis YESFlorida Republican
Tom Bliley YESVirginia Republican
Roy Blunt YESMissouri Republican (until 2010)
Sherry Boehlert YESNew York Republican/Independence
John Boehner YESOhio Republican
Henry Bonilla YESTexas Republican
Mary Bono YESCalifornia Republican
Kevin Brady YESTexas Republican
Ed Bryant YESTennessee Republican
Richard Burr YESNorth Carolina Republican (Until 2004)
Dan Burton NOIndiana Republican
Steve Buyer YESIndiana Republican (until 2010)
Ken Calvert YESCalifornia Republican
Dave Camp YESMichigan Republican
Tom Campbell NOCalifornia Republican (Retired)
Chris Cannon YESUtah Republican
Steve Chabot NOOhio Republican
Saxby Chambliss YESGeorgia Republican (Until 2004)
Helen Chenoweth NOIdaho Republican
John Howard Coble YESNorth Carolina Republican
Tom Coburn NOOklahoma Republican (Until 2004)
Mac Collins NOGeorgia Republican
Larry Combest YESTexas Republican
Merrill Cook YESUtah Republican
John Cooksey NOLouisiana Republican
Christopher Cox NOCalifornia Republican
Philip Crane YESIllinois Republican (Until 2004)
Barbara Cubin YESWyoming Republican (Retiring 2008)
Duke Cunningham YESCalifornia Republican
Tom Davis YESVirginia Republican (Retiring 2008)
Nathan Deal YESGeorgia Republican (Resigned 2010)
Tom DeLay YESTexas Republican
Jim DeMint NOSouth Carolina Republican (Until 2004)
Jay Dickey NOArkansas Republican
John Doolittle NOCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008)
David Dreier YESCalifornia Republican
Jimmy Duncan YESTennessee Republican
Jennifer Dunn YESWashington Republican (Until 2004)
Vernon Ehlers YESMichigan Republican (until 2010)
Robert Ehrlich YESMaryland Republican
Jo Ann Emerson YESMissouri Republican
Phil English YESPennsylvania Republican (Unseated 2008)
Terry Everett YESAlabama Republican (Retiring 2008)
Thomas Ewing YESIllinois Republican
Ernie Fletcher YESKentucky Republican
Mark Foley YESFlorida Republican
Michael Forbes YESNew York Republican (retired)
Vito Fossella YESNew York Rep./Cons. (Unseated 2008)
Robert Franks YESNew Jersey Republican
Rodney Frelinghuysen YESNew Jersey Republican
Elton Gallegly YESCalifornia Republican
Greg Ganske YESIowa Republican
George Gekas YESPennsylvania Republican
Jim Gibbons YESNevada Republican
Wayne Gilchrest YESMaryland Republican (Unseated 2008)
Paul Gillmor YESOhio Republican (Deceased 2007)
Benjamin Gilman YESNew York Republican
Virgil Goode NOVirginia Republican (Unseated 2008)
Bob Goodlatte YESVirginia Republican
Bill Goodling YESPennsylvania Republican
Porter Goss YESFlorida Republican (Until 2004)
Lindsey Graham NOSouth Carolina Republican
Kay Granger YESTexas Republican
Mark Green YESWisconsin Republican
Jim Greenwood YESPennsylvania Republican (Until 2004)
Gil Gutknecht YESMinnesota Republican
James Hansen YESUtah Republican
Doc Hastings YESWashington Republican
Robin Hayes YESNorth Carolina Republican (Unseated 2008)
J.D. Hayworth YESArizona Republican (until 2007)
Joel Hefley YESColorado Republican
Wally Herger YESCalifornia Republican
Rick Hill YESMontana Republican
Van Hilleary YESTennessee Republican
Dave Hobson YESOhio Republican (Retiring 2008)
Peter Hoekstra NOMichigan Republican (until 2010)
Steve Horn YESCalifornia Republican
John Hostettler NOIndiana Republican
Kenny Hulshof YESMissouri Republican (Governor 2008)
Duncan Hunter YESCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008)
Asa Hutchinson NOArkansas Republican
Henry Hyde YESIllinois Republican
Johnny Isakson YESGeorgia Republican (Until 2004)
Ernest Istook YESOklahoma Republican
Bill Jenkins YESTennessee Republican (Retired 2006)
Nancy Lee Johnson YESConnecticut Republican
Sam Johnson NOTexas Republican
Walter Beaman Jones NONorth Carolina Republican
John Kasich YESOhio Republican
Sue Kelly YESNew York Republican (until 2007)
Peter King YESNew York Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life
Jack Kingston NOGeorgia Republican
Joe Knollenberg YESMichigan Republican (Unseated 2008)
Jim Kolbe YESArizona Republican
Steven Kuykendall YESCalifornia Republican
Ray LaHood NOIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008)
Steve Largent NOOklahoma Republican
Tom Latham YESIowa Republican
Steven LaTourette YESOhio Republican
Rick Lazio YESNew York Republican/Cons.
Jim Leach YESIowa Republican
Jerry Lewis YESCalifornia Republican
Ron Lewis YESKentucky Republican (Retiring 2008)
Frank LoBiondo YESNew Jersey Republican
Frank Dean Lucas YESOklahoma Republican
Donald Manzullo NOIllinois Republican
Marty Martinez YESCalifornia Republican
Bill McCollum YESFlorida Republican (Until 2001)
Jim McCrery YESLouisiana Republican (Retiring 2008)
John McHugh YESNew York Republican/Conservative
Scott McInnis YESColorado Republican (Until 2004)
David McIntosh YESIndiana Republican
Buck McKeon YESCalifornia Republican
Jack Metcalf YESWashington Republican
John Mica YESFlorida Republican
Dan Miller YESFlorida Republican (retired)
Gary Miller YESCalifornia Republican
Jerry Moran NOKansas Republican (until 2010)
Connie Morella YESMaryland Republican
Sue Myrick YESNorth Carolina Republican
George Nethercutt YESWashington Republican (Until 2004)
Bob Ney YESOhio Republican
Anne Meagher Northup YESKentucky Republican
Charlie Norwood YESGeorgia Republican
Jim Nussle YESIowa Republican
Doug Ose YESCalifornia Republican
Michael Oxley YESOhio Republican
Ron Packard YESCalifornia Republican
Ron Paul NOTexas Republican
Ed Pease YESIndiana Republican
John Peterson YESPennsylvania Republican (Retired 2008)
Tom Petri YESWisconsin Republican
Joseph Pitts YESPennsylvania Republican
Richard Pombo NOCalifornia Republican
John Porter YESIllinois Republican (retired)
Rob Portman YESOhio Republican
Deborah Pryce YESOhio Republican
Jim Ramstad YESMinnesota Republican (Retiring 2008)
Ralph Regula YESOhio Republican (Retiring 2008)
Thomas Reynolds YESNew York Republican (Retiring 2008)
Bob Riley YESAlabama Republican
James Rogan YESCalifornia Republican
Hal Rogers YESKentucky Republican
Dana Rohrabacher NOCalifornia Republican
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen YESFlorida Republican
Marge Roukema YESNew Jersey Republican
Ed Royce NOCalifornia Republican
Paul Ryan YESWisconsin Republican
Jim Ryun NOKansas Republican
Matt Salmon NOArizona Republican
Mark Sanford NOSouth Carolina Republican Former (-2000)
Jim Saxton YESNew Jersey Republican (Retiring 2008)
Joe Scarborough NOFlorida Republican
Bob Schaffer NOColorado Republican
James Sensenbrenner NOWisconsin Republican
Pete Sessions NOTexas Republican
John Shadegg NOArizona Republican
Clay Shaw YESFlorida Republican
Christopher Shays YESConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008)
Don Sherwood YESPennsylvania Republican
John Shimkus YESIllinois Republican
Bud Shuster YESPennsylvania Rep. (resigned 3/3/2001)
Mike Simpson YESIdaho Republican
Christopher Smith YESNew Jersey Republican
Nick Smith NOMichigan Republican (Until 2004)
Mark Souder YESIndiana Republican (until 2010)
Floyd Spence NOSouth Carolina Republican
Cliff Stearns YESFlorida Republican
John Sununu NONew Hampshire Republican
John Sweeney YESNew York Republican/Conservative
Jim Talent YESMissouri Republican
Tom Tancredo YESColorado Republican
Billy Tauzin YESLouisiana Republican (Until 2004)
Charles Taylor YESNorth Carolina Republican
Lee Terry YESNebraska Republican
Bill Thomas YESCalifornia Republican
John Thune YESSouth Dakota Republican
Todd Tiahrt YESKansas Republican (until 2010)
Pat Toomey NOPennsylvania Republican (Until 2004)
Fred Upton YESMichigan Republican
David Vitter YESLouisiana Republican (Until 2004)
Greg Walden YESOregon Republican
Jim Walsh YESNew York Rep./Ind. (Retiring 2008)
Zach Wamp YESTennessee Republican (until 2010)
Wes Watkins NOOklahoma Republican
J.C. Watts YESOklahoma Republican
Curt Weldon YESPennsylvania Republican
Dave Weldon YESFlorida Republican (Retiring 2008)
Jerry Weller YESIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008)
Ed Whitfield YESKentucky Republican
Roger Wicker YESMississippi Republican (Senate 2008)
Heather Wilson YESNew Mexico Republican (Senate 2008)
Frank Wolf YESVirginia Republican
Bill Young YESFlorida Republican
Don Young YESAlaska Republican



Independents voting on 1999-586

Marion Berry YESArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010)
Sanford Bishop YESGeorgia Former Democrat (until 2010)
Allen Boyd YESFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
Charles Canady YESFlorida Former GOP
Michael Castle YESDelaware Former GOP (until 2010)
Lincoln Diaz-Balart YESFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
Tillie Fowler YESFlorida Former GOP
Tom Lantos NOCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2008)
John Linder YESGeorgia Former GOP (until 2010)
George Radanovich YESCalifornia Former GOP (until 2010)
Bernie Sanders NOVermont Independent
Joe Skeen YESNew Mexico Former Republican
Vic Snyder YESArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010)
Bob Stump NOArizona Former GOP (until 2010)
Ellen Tauscher YESCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009)
Karen Thurman YESFlorida Former Democrat