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Signature bill sponsorhips by Senate contenders
  Republican Senate contenders Democratic Senate contenders
AK Stevens on VOIP: 08-S2919  
AL Sessions on energy security: 08-S3240
Sessions on border prosecution: 08-S2709
 
AR    Pryor on lead toy ban: 08-S2663
CO Schaffer on conserving grassland: 01-H1689  Udall on veteran mental health: 08-H6268
DE    See Biden's V.P. list
GA Chambliss on Reserve pay: 07-S2836  
IA    Harkin on veterans suicide: 08-S2899
ID    LaRocco on forest emergency: 93-HR229
IL    Durbin on Juneteenth: 08-SR584
 Durbin on Darfur Peace: 08-SR455
KS Roberts on Reserve feeding: 08-S3337  Slattery on water contaminants: 93-H3392
 Slattery on TV advisories: 93-SR122
 Slattery on super collider: 93-H1009
KY McConnell on offshore drilling: 08-S3202
McConnell on Burma trade ban: 07-SJR16
 
LA    Landrieu on Charter Schools: 07-SR556
 Landrieu on Youth Conference: S2771
MA    Kerry on ANC terrorism: 08-S2979
ME Collins on Seeds of Peace: 08-SR536
Collins on H-1B visas: 08-S2839
 Allen on veterans' PTSD: 08-H5448
 Allen on automatic IRAs: 08-S1288
MI    Levin on Great Lakes compact: 08-SJR45
MN Coleman on army chiropractors: 08-SCR75  
MS Wicker on fetus protection: 08-S3111
Wicker on traditional marriage: 08-SJR43
Cochran on Diabetes: 08-S2742
 
MT    Baucus on mental health: 08-S3101
NC Dole on English-only: 08-S2719  
NH Sununu on Internet tax ban: 07-S2128  
NJ Zimmer on Megan's Law: 95-H2137
Zimmer on luxurious prisons: 95-HR663
 Lautenberg on beach pollution: 08-S2844
NM Pearce on solar energy: 08-H5805
Pearce on child slavery: 08-H5652
 Udall on rare canids: 07-H1464
OK    
OR    Smith on condemning Iran: 08-SR449
RI    Reed on childhood cancer: 07-S911
SC Graham on veterans education: 08-S2938  
SD    Johnson on Argentine meat ban: 08-S3238
TN Alexander on bald eagles: 08-SR583  
TX Cornyn on troop voting: 08-S3073
Cornyn on estriol access: 08-SCR88
Cornyn on Syria sanctions: 08-S2917
 
WV    
WY Barrasso on CO2 sequestration: 08-S2614
Enzi on insurance pooling: 08-S2818
 
Abortion
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-S3111
on Jun 11, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Roger Wicker (R, MS)
Apply 14th amendment protections to pre-born fetuses
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 1. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 13
Independents: 0

Civil Rights
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-SJR43
on Jun 25, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Roger Wicker (R, MS)
Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 3. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 108
Independents: 0
08-SR584
on Jun 4, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Dick Durbin (D, IL)
Recognize Juneteenth as historical end of slavery
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Democrats: 108
Republicans: 2
Independents: 2

Corporations
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-S2663
on Feb 25, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Mark Pryor (D, AR)
Screen imports & ban lead in children's products
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 106
Republicans: 10
Independents: 0

Crime
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
95-H2137
on Jul 27, 1995
Sponsored by Rep. Dick Zimmer (R, NJ)
Megan's Law: public list of sexually violent offenders
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 23
Independents: 0
95-HR663
on Jan 24, 1995
Sponsored by Rep. Dick Zimmer (R, NJ)
Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 2
Republicans: 26
Independents: 0

Education
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
07-SR556
on May 1, 2007
Sponsored by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D, LA)
Support the goals and ideals of Charter Schools
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Democrats: 3
Republicans: 15
Independents: 0

Energy & Oil
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-S3240
on Jul 10, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R, AL)
Establish energy security strategy with domestic production
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 6
Independents: 0
08-S3202
on Jun 26, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R, KY)
Open the Outer Continental Shelf for oil & gas leasing
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 44
Independents: 0
08-H5805
on Apr 15, 2008
Sponsored by Rep. Steve Pearce (R, NM)
Establish a solar energy program on federal lands
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 11
Independents: 0
08-S2614
on Feb 8, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. John Barrasso (R, WY)
Develop technology for carbon dioxide sequestration
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 6
Independents: 0

Environment
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-S3337
on Jul 25, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Pat Roberts (R, KS)
Allow critical feeding on Conservation Reserves
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 17
Independents: 0
08-SJR45
on Jul 23, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI)
Inter-state compact for Great Lakes water resources
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 40
Republicans: 22
Independents: 0
08-SR583
on Jun 4, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R, TN)
Celebrate the recovery of the bald eagle
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 8
Republicans: 12
Independents: 0
08-S2844
on Apr 10, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D, NJ)
Grants for beach water pollution under Clean Water Act
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 47
Republicans: 6
Independents: 1
07-H1464
on Mar 9, 2007
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Udall (D, NM)
Promote conservation of rare felids & canids
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 73
Republicans: 20
Independents: 1
01-H1689
on May 2, 2001
Sponsored by Rep. Bob Schaffer (R, CO)
Establish a grassland reserve program to conserve grassland
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 11
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0
93-H3392
on Oct 27, 1993
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Slattery (D, KS)
Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 42
Republicans: 99
Independents: 1
93-HR229
on Jan 5, 1993
Sponsored by Rep. Larry LaRocco (D, ID)
Declare a forest health emergency on federal lands
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 11
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0

Families & Children
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-H5652
on Mar 14, 2008
Sponsored by Rep. Steve Pearce (R, NM)
Increase penalties for child sexual slavery
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 15
Independents: 0
08-S2771
on Mar 13, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Mary Landrieu (D, LA)
Call for a White House Conference on Children and Youth
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 52
Republicans: 15
Independents: 0
93-SR122
on Jun 18, 1993
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Slattery (D, KS)
TV shows should have explicit viewer advisories
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 4. Democrats: 17
Republicans: 10
Independents: 1

Foreign Policy
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-S2979
on May 6, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. John Kerry (D, MA)
Remove African National Congress from terrorist list
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 15
Republicans: 2
Independents: 1
08-SR536
on Apr 28, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Susan Collins (R, ME)
Seeds of Peace: promote coexistence in regions of conflict
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 54
Republicans: 8
Independents: 1
08-SR455
on Feb 14, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Dick Durbin (D, IL)
Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 26
Republicans: 15
Independents: 1

Free Trade
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-S3238
on Jul 10, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Tim Johnson (D, SD)
Ban Argentine meat imports to avoid foot & mouth disease
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 8
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0
07-SJR16
on Jun 14, 2007
Sponsored by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R, KY)
Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 59
Republicans: 43
Independents: 1

Government Reform
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-S3073
on May 22, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (R, TX)
Ensure delivery of absentee ballots for troops overseas
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 0
Republicans: 31
Independents: 0

Health Care
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-SCR88
on Jun 10, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (R, TX)
Remove restrictions on estriol (menopause medication)
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 25
Republicans: 34
Independents: 0
08-S3101
on Jun 6, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Max Baucus (D, MT)
Include mental health services under Medicare
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 9
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0
08-S2818
on Apr 3, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Michael Enzi (R, WY)
Support enhanced health insurance marketplace pooling
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0
08-S2742
on Mar 11, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Thad Cochran (R, MS)
Establish a National Diabetes Coordinator
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Democrats: 21
Republicans: 3
Independents: 0
07-S911
on Mar 19, 2007
Sponsored by Sen. Jack Reed (D, RI)
Establish a national childhood cancer database
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 183
Republicans: 108
Independents: 1

Homeland Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-H6268
on Jun 12, 2008
Sponsored by Rep. Mark Udall (D, CO)
Improve mental health care benefits for returning veterans
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Democrats: 14
Republicans: 15
Independents: 0
08-S2938
on Apr 29, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R, SC)
Improve educational assistance for veterans
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 1
Republicans: 51
Independents: 0
08-S2899
on Apr 22, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Tom Harkin (D, IA)
Study & address suicides among veterans
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 76
Republicans: 2
Independents: 0
08-SCR75
on Apr 10, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Norm Coleman (R, MN)
Appoint chiropractors as commissioned officers
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 18
Republicans: 9
Independents: 0
08-H5448
on Feb 14, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Tom Allen (D, ME)
Include post-traumatic stress disorder in vet's disability
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 21
Republicans: 4
Independents: 0
07-S2836
on Dec 19, 2007
Sponsored by Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R, GA)
Extend reserve retirement pay parity back to 9/11
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Democrats: 42
Republicans: 57
Independents: 2

Immigration
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-S2839
on Apr 10, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Susan Collins (R, ME)
Increase limitations for H-1B, H-2B, and L-visas
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 1
Republicans: 7
Independents: 0
08-S2709
on Mar 5, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R, AL)
Zero tolerance for border crossing via increased prosecution
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 0
Republicans: 8
Independents: 0
08-S2719
on Mar 5, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Liddy Dole (R, NC)
Government services in English only
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Democrats: 4
Republicans: 58
Independents: 0

Social Security
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-S1288
on Mar 6, 2008
Sponsored by Rep. Tom Allen (D, ME)
Require small businesses to allow automatic IRA deposits
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 8
Republicans: 4
Independents: 0

Technology
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-S2919
on Apr 24, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Ted Stevens (R, AK)
Require telecomms to transfer VOIP calls from other carriers
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 6
Republicans: 5
Independents: 0
07-S2128
on Oct 2, 2007
Sponsored by Sen. John Sununu (R, NH)
Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 96
Republicans: 170
Independents: 1
93-H1009
on Feb 18, 1993
Sponsored by Rep. Jim Slattery (D, KS)
Terminate funding for the superconducting super collider
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 26
Republicans: 26
Independents: 0

War & Peace
Public NoteVote descriptionVoteMatch UsageParticipants
08-S2917
on Apr 24, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (R, TX)
Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition
Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Democrats: 28
Republicans: 136
Independents: 0
08-SR449
on Feb 12, 2008
Sponsored by Sen. Gordon Smith (R, OR)
Condemn Iranian Pres. Ahmadinejad's anti-Israel statement
(Not used in VoteMatch) Democrats: 3
Republicans: 11
Independents: 0


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