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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.

1993-H1152 on Mar 1, 1993

Bill Sponsorship: stricter sentencing for hate crimes
Source: Hate Crimes Sentencing Enhancement Act (H.R.1152)
Congressional Summary:
  • To make sentencing guidelines for Federal criminal cases that provide sentencing enhancements for hate crimes.
  • Amends the Federal judicial code to require the U.S. Sentencing Commission to:
  • promulgate or amend existing guidelines to provide for sentencing enhancements of not less than three offense levels for offenses that the finder of fact at trial determines beyond a reasonable doubt are hate crimes; and
  • assure reasonable consistency with other guidelines, avoid duplicative punishments for substantially the same offense, and take into account any mitigating circumstances that might justify exceptions.

Proponents' Argument in Favor:Rep. SENSENBRENNER. This bill does not create a new Federal crime. Nothing that is presently not criminal now would be made criminal as a result of enactment. What enactment of H.R. 1152 will do is provide for enhanced criminal penalties for certain specifically designated hate crimes. As used in the bill, the term hate crime is defined as a Federal crime in which the defendant intentionally selects a victim because of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation of the person. Hate crimes are more serious offenses and often result in a greater level of injury to the victim and to society.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 2. Question 2: Legally require hiring women & minorities Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Crime
  • Headline: Stricter sentencing for hate crimes (Score: 1)

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  • 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 1993-H1152

Xavier Becerra s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Howard Berman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Ronald Coleman s1oTexas Democrat (1982-1996) 
Cardiss Collins s1oIllinois Democrat (1973-1996) 
John Conyers s1oMichigan Democrat 
Peter Deutsch s1oFL Former Democratic Senate challenger (2004); US Rep. 
Julian Dixon s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Lane Evans s1oIllinois Democrat 
Vic Fazio s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Bob Filner s1oCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
Martin Frost s1oTexas Democrat (Until 2004) 
Elizabeth Furse s1oOregon Democrat 
Dan Glickman s1oKansas Dem. (to Cabinet 1995) 
Luis Gutierrez s1oIllinois Democrat 
Alcee Hastings s1oFlorida Democrat 
Maurice Hinchey s1oNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1oTexas Democrat 
Harry Johnston s1oFlorida Democrat (1988-1996) 
Barbara Bailey Kennelly s1oConnecticut Democrat 
Dale Kildee s1oMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Tom Lantos s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2008) 
Larry LaRocco s1oID Democratic Senate Challenger 
Nita Lowey s1oNew York Democrat 
Carolyn Maloney s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Robert Matsui s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (deceased) 
Jim McDermott s1oWashington Democrat 
Cynthia McKinney s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Carrie Meek s1oFlorida Democrat (retired 2002) 
Robert Menendez s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Kweisi Mfume s1oMD Democratic challenger (2006), previously U.S. Rep. 
David Minge s1oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Patsy Mink s1oHawaii Democrat 
Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
Major Owens s1oNew York Democrat (until 2007) 
Frank Pallone s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Ed Pastor s1oArizona Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Nancy Pelosi s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Charles Rangel s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Mel Reynolds s1oIllinois Democratic candidate 
Bobby Rush s1oIllinois Democrat 
Charles Schumer s1pNY Democratic Sr Senator 
Louise Slaughter s1oNew York Democrat 
Pete Stark s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Nydia Velazquez s1oNew York Democrat/Working-Families 
Henry Waxman s1oCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Pat Williams s1oMontana Former Democrat (1978-1996) 
Lynn Woolsey s1oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Ron Wyden s1oOR Democratic Sr Senator 
Albert Wynn s1oMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008) 



Republicans participating in 1993-H1152

Doug Bereuter s1oNebraska Republican (Until 2004) 
Benjamin Gilman s1oNew York Republican 
Steve Gunderson s1oWisconsin Republican Former (1994-) 
Scott Klug s1oWisconsin Republican Former (1994-) 
Rick Lazio s1oNew York Republican Candidate (Former) 
Connie Morella s1oMaryland Republican 



Independents participating in 1993-H1152

Norman Mineta s1oUS Cabinet-2008 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 50
Republicans: 6
Independents: 1


















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