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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

01-SR121 on Jun 29, 2001

Bill Sponsorship: a resolution for the International Whaling Commission
Source: Resolution sponsored by 20 Senators
    Expresses the sense of the Senate that the United States:
  • at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission, should remain firmly opposed to commercial whaling,
  • should initiate and support efforts to ensure that all activities conducted under reservations to the Commission's moratorium or sanctuaries are ceased,
  • should oppose the lethal taking of whales for scientific purposes unless it is specifically authorized by the Scientific Committee of the Commission,
  • should seek the Commission's support for specific efforts by member nations to end illegal trade in whale meat, and
  • should support the permanent protection of whale populations through the establishment of whale sanctuaries in which commercial whaling is prohibited;
  • At the 12th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, should oppose all efforts to reopen international trade in whale meat or to downlist any whale population; and
  • should make full use of all appropriate diplomatic mechanisms, relevant international laws and agreements, and other appropriate mechanisms to implement these goals.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 8. Question 8: Human needs over animal rights Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Environment
  • Headline: End commercial whaling and illegal trade in whale meat (Score: -2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 8.
  • Headline: End commercial whaling and illegal trade in whale meat (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
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 01-SR121

Daniel Akaka s1oHI Democratic Jr Senator (Retiring) 
Barbara Boxer s1oCA Democratic Jr Senator 
Jean Carnahan s1oMO Democratic Senator (Former) 
Mark Dayton s1oMN Democratic Governor 
Russell Feingold s1oPOTUS Democrat 
Fritz Hollings s1oSC Former Democratic Sr Senator; retired 2004 
Ted Kennedy s1oMA Democratic Senator (until 2009) 
John Kerry s1iMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Patrick Leahy s1oVT Democratic Sr Senator 
Jack Reed s1oRI Democratic Sr Senator 
Paul Sarbanes s1oMD Former Democrat Senator (Retired 2006) 
Ron Wyden s1oOR Democratic Sr Senator 



Republicans participating in 01-SR121

Susan Collins s1oME Republican Sr Senator 
Richard Lugar s1oIN Republican Sr Senator 
John McCain s1oAZ Republican Sr Senator 
Olympia Snowe s1oME Republican Sr Senator 
John Warner s1oVA Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 



Independents participating in 01-SR121

Joe Biden s1oDE Vice President 
Joseph Lieberman s1oCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 
Bob Smith s1oFL 2010 Challenger; lost FL GOP primary; previous NH Senator 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 12
Republicans: 5
Independents: 3


















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