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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.

15-H12 on Mar 19, 2015

Bill Sponsorship: H.R.12 & S.1088
Source: Voter Empowerment Act
Congressional Summary:
  • Require each state to make available official public websites for online voter registration.
  • Authorizes automated voter registration and establishes same day registration, and voter registration of individuals under 18 years of age.
  • Declares that the right to vote shall not be denied because that individual has been convicted of a criminal offense.

Supporters reasons for voting YEA: (BrennanCenter.org): Too many Americans go to vote on Election Day only to find their names are not on the voter rolls--often, wrongly deleted. The US is on the verge of a new paradigm for registering voters: automatic, permanent registration of eligible voters, which would add up to 50 million eligible voters to the rolls.

Opponents reasons for voting NAY: (Gov. Christie's veto message on the "Democracy Act", Nov. 2015): Christie called a provision establishing automatic voter registration that requires New Jerseyan to opt out a "government-knows-best, backwards approach that would inconvenience citizens and waste government resources for no justifiable reason." Automatic voter registration would have added 1.6 million people to the state's voter rolls.

    (PopVox.org blog)
  • TN-8: I have voted in every election federal, state or local that I chose to. If people want to vote there is nothing but laziness preventing them from doing so today! Regarding photo ID's you have one to drive, buy alcohol, and go to the doctor.
  • AL-2: This bill is so general that anyone that is alive, has lived, or will live in this century will be able to vote as well as non-Americans, pets, people without voting rights, and some people multiple times.
  • TN-3: This bill will surely bring about fixed voting in favor of the one who can cheat the most. How about having a voter photo card and a test to see if they are capable of voting and not just voting for whoever promises them more free stuff.
Also see equivalent House bill S.1088


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 16. Question 16: Make voter registration easier Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Government Reform
  • Headline: Automatic voter registration for all citizens (Score: 2)
  • Headline 2: Automatic voter registration for all citizens (Score: 2)

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  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 15-H12

Alma Adams s1oNorth Carolina Democratic House MemberMar 19, 2015
Pete Aguilar s1oCalifornia Democratic House MemberMar 19, 2015
Brad Ashford s1oNebraska Democratic House MemberMar 19, 2015
Karen Bass s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Joyce Beatty s1oOhio DemocratMar 19, 2015
Xavier Becerra s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Ami Bera s1oCalifornia DemocratMay 21, 2015
Don Beyer s1oVirginia Democratic House MemberMar 19, 2015
Sanford Bishop s1oGeorgia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Earl Blumenauer s1oOregon DemocratMar 19, 2015
Suzanne Bonamici s1oOregon DemocratMar 19, 2015
Brendan Boyle s1oPennsylvania Democratic House MemberMar 19, 2015
Robert Brady s1oPennsylvania DemocratMar 19, 2015
Corrine Brown s1oFlorida DemocratMar 19, 2015
Julia Brownley s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Cheri Bustos s1oIllinois DemocratMar 19, 2015
G.K. Butterfield s1oNorth Carolina DemocratMar 19, 2015
Lois Capps s1oCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2016)Mar 19, 2015
Tony Cardenas s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
John Carney s1oDE Democratic candidate for GovernorMar 19, 2015
Andre Carson s1oIndiana DemocratMar 19, 2015
Matt Cartwright s1oPennsylvania DemocratMar 19, 2015
Kathy Castor s1oFlorida DemocratMar 19, 2015
Joaquin Castro s1oTexas DemocratMar 19, 2015
Judy Chu s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
David Cicilline s1oRhode Island DemocratMar 19, 2015
Katherine Clark s1oMassachusetts DemocratMar 19, 2015
Yvette Clarke s1oNew York DemocratMar 19, 2015
William Lacy Clay s1oMissouri DemocratMar 19, 2015
Emmanuel Cleaver s1oMissouri DemocratMar 19, 2015
James Clyburn s1oSouth Carolina DemocratMar 19, 2015
Steve Cohen s1oTennessee DemocratMar 19, 2015
Bonnie Watson Coleman s1oNew Jersey Democratic House MemberMar 19, 2015
Gerry Connolly s1oVirginia DemocratMar 19, 2015
John Conyers s1oMichigan DemocratMar 19, 2015
Jim Costa s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Joe Courtney s1oConnecticut DemocratMar 19, 2015
Joseph Crowley s1oNew York DemocratMar 19, 2015
Henry Cuellar s1oTexas DemocratMar 19, 2015
Elijah Cummings s1oMaryland DemocratMar 19, 2015
Danny Davis s1oIllinois DemocratMar 19, 2015
Susan Davis s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 25, 2015
Peter Defazio s1oOregon DemocratMar 19, 2015
Diana DeGette s1oColorado DemocratMar 19, 2015
Rosa DeLauro s1oConnecticut DemocratMar 19, 2015
Suzan DelBene s1oWashington DemocratMar 19, 2015
Mark DeSaulnier s1oCalifornia Democratic House MemberMar 19, 2015
Debbie Dingell s1oMichigan Democratic House MemberMar 19, 2015
Lloyd Doggett s1oTexas DemocratMar 19, 2015
Mike Doyle s1oPennsylvania DemocratMar 19, 2015
Tammy Duckworth s1oIL Democratic Senate candidateMar 19, 2015
Donna Edwards s1oMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Mar 19, 2015
Keith Ellison s1oMinnesota DemocratMar 19, 2015
Eliot Engel s1oNew York Democrat/LiberalMar 25, 2015
Elizabeth Esty s1oConnecticut DemocratMar 19, 2015
Sam Farr s1oCalifornia DemocratApr 16, 2015
Chaka Fattah s1oPennsylvania DemocratMar 19, 2015
Bill Foster s1oIllinois DemocratMar 19, 2015
Lois Frankel s1oFlorida DemocratMar 19, 2015
Marcia Fudge s1oOhio DemocratMar 19, 2015
Tulsi Gabbard s1oHawaii DemocratMar 25, 2015
Ruben Gallego s1oArizona Democratic House MemberMar 19, 2015
John Garamendi s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Gwen Graham s1oFL Democratic candidate for GovernorApr 16, 2015
Alan Grayson s1oFL Democratic Senate candidateMar 19, 2015
Al Green s1oTexas DemocratMar 19, 2015
Gene Green s1oTexas DemocratMar 19, 2015
Raul Grijalva s1oArizona DemocratMar 19, 2015
Luis Gutierrez s1oIllinois DemocratMar 19, 2015
Janice Hahn s1oCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2016)Mar 19, 2015
Alcee Hastings s1oFlorida DemocratMar 19, 2015
Denny Heck s1oWashington DemocratMar 19, 2015
Brian Higgins s1oNew York DemocratMar 19, 2015
Mike Honda s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Steny Hoyer s1oMaryland DemocratMar 19, 2015
Jared Huffman s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Sheila Jackson Lee s1oTexas DemocratMar 19, 2015
Hakeem Jeffries s1oNew York DemocratMar 19, 2015
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1oTexas DemocratMar 19, 2015
Hank Johnson s1oGeorgia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Marcy Kaptur s1oOhio DemocratMar 19, 2015
Robin Kelly s1oIllinois DemocratMar 19, 2015
Joe Kennedy III s1oMassachusetts DemocratMar 19, 2015
Dan Kildee s1oMichigan DemocratMar 19, 2015
Derek Kilmer s1oWashington DemocratMar 19, 2015
Ron Kind s1oWI Former Democratic challenger (2012)Mar 19, 2015
Ann Kirkpatrick s1oArizona Democrat (retiring 2016)Mar 19, 2015
James Langevin s1oRhode Island DemocratMar 19, 2015
Rick Larsen s1oWashington DemocratMar 19, 2015
John Larson s1oConnecticut DemocratMar 19, 2015
Brenda Lawrence s1oMichigan Democratic House MemberMar 19, 2015
Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Sander Levin s1oMichigan DemocratJun 23, 2015
John Lewis s2pGeorgia Democrat
Ted Lieu s1oCalifornia Democratic House MemberMar 19, 2015
David Loebsack s1oIowa DemocratMar 19, 2015
Zoe Lofgren s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Alan Lowenthal s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Nita Lowey s1oNew York DemocratMar 19, 2015
Ben Ray Lujan s1oNew Mexico DemocratMar 19, 2015
Michelle Lujan-Grisham s1oNew Mexico DemocratMar 19, 2015
Carolyn Maloney s1oNew York Democrat/LiberalMar 19, 2015
Sean Maloney s1oNew York DemocratMar 19, 2015
Doris Matsui s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Betty McCollum s1oMinnesota DemocratMar 19, 2015
Jim McDermott s1oWashington DemocratMar 19, 2015
Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts DemocratMar 19, 2015
Jerry McNerney s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Gregory Meeks s1oNew York Dem./Working-FamiliesMar 19, 2015
Grace Meng s1oNew York DemocratMar 19, 2015
Gwen Moore s1oWisconsin DemocratMar 19, 2015
Seth Moulton s1oMassachusetts Democratic House MemberMar 19, 2015
Patrick Murphy s1oFL Democratic Senate candidateMar 19, 2015
Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesMar 19, 2015
Grace Napolitano s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Richard Neal s1oMassachusetts DemocratMar 19, 2015
Donald Norcross s1oNew Jersey Democratic House MemberMar 19, 2015
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Beto O`Rourke s1oTexas DemocratMar 19, 2015
Frank Pallone s1oNew Jersey DemocratMar 19, 2015
Bill Pascrell s1oNew Jersey DemocratMar 19, 2015
Donald Payne s1oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012)Mar 19, 2015
Nancy Pelosi s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Ed Perlmutter s1oCO Democratic candidate for GovernorMar 19, 2015
Scott Peters s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Pedro Pierluisi s1oPuerto Rico DemocratMar 19, 2015
Chellie Pingree s1oMaine DemocratMar 19, 2015
Mark Pocan s1oWisconsin DemocratMar 19, 2015
Jared Polis s1oColorado DemocratMar 19, 2015
David Eugene Price s1oNorth Carolina DemocratMar 19, 2015
Mike Quigley s1oIllinois DemocratMar 19, 2015
Charles Rangel s1oNew York Dem./Lib. (retiring 2016)Mar 19, 2015
Kathleen Rice s1oNew York Democratic House MemberMar 19, 2015
Cedric Richmond s1oLouisiana DemocratMar 19, 2015
Lucille Roybal-Allard s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Raul Ruiz s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Dutch Ruppersberger s1oMaryland DemocratMar 19, 2015
Bobby Rush s1oIllinois DemocratMar 19, 2015
Gregorio Sablan s1oMarianas DemocratMar 19, 2015
Linda Sanchez s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Loretta Sanchez s1oCA Democratic Senate candidateMar 19, 2015
John Sarbanes s1oMaryland DemocratMar 19, 2015
Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois DemocratMar 19, 2015
Adam Schiff s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Kurt Schrader s1oOregon DemocratMar 19, 2015
Bobby Scott s1oVirginia DemocratMar 19, 2015
David Scott s1oGeorgia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Jose Serrano s1oNew York Democrat/LiberalMar 19, 2015
Terri Sewell s1oAlabama DemocratMar 19, 2015
Brad Sherman s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Albio Sires s1oNew Jersey DemocratMar 19, 2015
Louise Slaughter s1oNew York DemocratMar 19, 2015
David Adam Smith s1oWashington DemocratMar 19, 2015
Jackie Speier s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Eric Swalwell s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Mark Takai s1oHawaii Democratic House MemberMar 19, 2015
Bennie Thompson s1oMississippi DemocratMar 19, 2015
Mike Thompson s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Dina Titus s1oNevada DemocratMar 19, 2015
Paul Tonko s1oNew York DemocratMar 19, 2015
Norma Torres s1oCalifornia Democratic House MemberMar 19, 2015
Niki Tsongas s1oMassachusetts DemocratMar 19, 2015
Chris Van Hollen s1oMaryland Democrat (retiring 2016)Mar 19, 2015
Juan Vargas s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Marc Veasey s1oTexas DemocratMar 19, 2015
Filemon Vela s1oTexas DemocratMar 25, 2015
Nydia Velazquez s1oNew York Democrat/Working-FamiliesMar 19, 2015
Peter Visclosky s1oIndiana DemocratMar 19, 2015
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1oFlorida DemocratMar 19, 2015
Maxine Waters s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 19, 2015
Peter Welch s1oVermont DemocratMar 19, 2015
Frederica Wilson s1oFlorida DemocratMar 19, 2015
John Yarmuth s1oKentucky DemocratMar 19, 2015



Republicans participating in 15-H12



Independents participating in 15-H12

Madeleine Bordallo s1oGuam DelegateMar 19, 2015



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 173
Republicans: 0
Independents: 1


















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