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    This page contains excerpts from government reports, signed by elected officials.

01-CBC6 on Jan 6, 2001

Report: the CBC principles:
Source: Congressional Black Caucus press release
    The Congressional Black Caucus is committed to improving America’s health care system by focusing on, among other items, the following issue areas:
  • Eliminating Health Care Disparities.The CBC will emphasize the importance of eliminating health care disparities as it relates to access, treatment and availability in communities of color and other disadvantaged communities. The CBC will also ensure that America keeps its promise to our veterans, and will support funding for the best health care programs at our veterans’ hospitals.
  • Patients’ Bill of Rights. The CBC will support a strong and enforceable Patients’ Bill of Rights that puts medical decisions back in the hands of doctors, and gives patients the right to seek damages when they are harmed by decisions influenced by non-medical professionals.
  • Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit. The CBC supports a prescription benefit program for the Medicare program. The price of prescription drugs is too high for most seniors, and many seniors go without the necessary medication they need, or have to choose between conflicting priorities.
  • Support for Health Providers in Underserved Communities. The CBC will support the development of networks of providers, community hospitals and health centers in underserved communities to increase the quality of care provided to patients. We will also seek funding and technical assistance to assist Community Health Centers in developing a system of comprehensive health services in both urban and rural communities.
  • Healthy Children. The CBC will work to expand the Children’s Health Insurance Program. We will also focus on increasing immunization rates, better dietary and physical fitness programs, prevention of teenage pregnancies and anti-drug and smoking initiatives. In addition, we will support efforts to ensure that mental health is covered under basic health plans.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Question 5: Expand ObamaCare Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Health Care
  • Headline: More funding for Rx benefits, community health, CHIPs (Score: 1)

  • 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 01-CBC6

Sanford Bishop s1aGeorgia Democrat 
Corrine Brown s1aFlorida Democrat 
G.K. Butterfield s1aNorth Carolina Democrat 
Andre Carson s1aIndiana Democrat 
Julia Carson s1aIndiana Former Dem. (Deceased 2008) 
Yvette Clarke s1aNew York Democrat 
William Lacy Clay s1aMissouri Democrat 
Eva Clayton s1aNorth Carolina Democrat (Until 2004) 
Emmanuel Cleaver s1aMissouri Democrat 
James Clyburn s1aSouth Carolina Democrat 
John Conyers s1aMichigan Democrat 
Elijah Cummings s1aMaryland Democrat 
Artur Davis s1aAlabama Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Danny Davis s1aIllinois Democrat 
Keith Ellison s1aMinnesota Democrat 
Chaka Fattah s1aPennsylvania Democrat 
Al Green s1aTexas Democrat 
Alcee Hastings s1wFlorida Democrat 
Earl Hilliard s1aAlabama Democrat 
Jesse Louis Jackson s1aIllinois Democrat (Resgined 2013) 
Sheila Jackson Lee s1aTexas Democrat 
William Jefferson s1aLouisiana Democrat 
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1wTexas Democrat 
Hank Johnson s1aGeorgia Democrat 
Stephanie Tubbs Jones s1aOhio Former Dem. (Deceased, 2008) 
Carolyn Kilpatrick s1aMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Barbara Lee s1aCalifornia Democrat 
John Lewis s1aGeorgia Democrat 
Cynthia McKinney s1aGeorgia Democrat 
Carrie Meek s1aFlorida Democrat (retired 2002) 
Gregory Meeks s1aNew York Dem./Working-Families 
Juanita Millender-McDonald s1aCalifornia Democrat 
Gwen Moore s1aWisconsin Democrat 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1aDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
Barack Obama s1aIL Former Democratic Senator (until 2008) 
Major Owens s1aNew York Democrat (until 2007) 
Donald Payne s1aNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
Charles Rangel s1aNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Laura Richardson s1aCalifornia Democrat 
Bobby Rush s1aIllinois Democrat 
Bobby Scott s1aVirginia Democrat 
David Scott s1aGeorgia Democrat 
Bennie Thompson s1aMississippi Democrat 
Ed Towns s1aNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Maxine Waters s1aCalifornia Democrat 
Diane Watson s1aCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Mel Watt s1aNorth Carolina Democrat 
Albert Wynn s1aMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008) 



Republicans participating in 01-CBC6



Independents participating in 01-CBC6

Donna Christensen s1aVirgin Islands - 
Harold Ford s1aNY 2010 Democratic Primary Challenger; previously US Rep (TN) 
Kendrick Meek s1aFL 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 48
Republicans: 0
Independents: 3


















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