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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.

2008-S2554 on Jan 24, 2008

Bill Sponsorship: reinforcing anti-discrimination and equal-pay requirements
Source: Civil Rights Act of 2008 (S.2554&H.R.5129)
A bill to restore, reaffirm, and reconcile legal rights and remedies under civil rights statutes. Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for:
  1. establishing discrimination based on disparate impact; and
  2. rights of action and recovery for unlawful discrimination.
  • Authorizes civil actions in federal court for discrimination based on disability.
  • Repeals provisions limiting the amount of compensatory and punitive damages that may be awarded in cases of intentional discrimination in employment.
  • Revises provisions governing discrimination in the payment of wages, including equal pay requirements.


    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: Civil Rights
  • Headline: Reinforce anti-discrimination and equal-pay requirements (Score: 1)

  • 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 2008-S2554

Daniel Akaka s1oHI Democratic Jr Senator (Retiring) 
Rob Andrews s1oNew Jersey Democrat (resigned 2014) 
Howard Berman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Jeff Bingaman s1oNM Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Sanford Bishop s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Barbara Boxer s1oCA Democratic Jr Senator 
Corrine Brown s1oFlorida Democrat 
Sherrod Brown s1oOH Democratic Sr Senator 
Maria Cantwell s1oWA Democratic Jr Senator 
Benjamin Cardin s1oMaryland Democrat 
Andre Carson s1oIndiana Democrat 
Hillary Clinton s1oNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State 
Steve Cohen s1oTennessee Democrat 
John Conyers s1oMichigan Democrat 
Joseph Crowley s1oNew York Democrat 
Rosa DeLauro s1oConnecticut Democrat 
Chris Dodd s1oCT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Richard Durbin s1oIL Democratic Sr Senator 
Keith Ellison s1oMinnesota Democrat 
Sam Farr s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Chaka Fattah s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Russell Feingold s1oPOTUS Democrat 
Al Green s1oTexas Democrat 
Raul Grijalva s1oArizona Democrat 
Tom Harkin s1oIA Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Alcee Hastings s1oFlorida Democrat 
Jesse Louis Jackson s1oIllinois Democrat (Resigned 2013) 
Hank Johnson s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Ted Kennedy s1pMA Democratic Senator (until 2009) 
John Kerry s1oMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Dennis Kucinich s1oOhio Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Frank Lautenberg s1oNJ Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Patrick Leahy s1oVT Democratic Sr Senator 
Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia Democrat 
John Lewis s1pGeorgia Democrat 
David Loebsack s1oIowa Democrat 
Carolyn Maloney s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Jim McDermott s1oWashington Democrat 
Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Robert Menendez s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Barbara Mikulski s1oMD Democratic Sr Senator 
George Miller s1oCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Patty Murray s1oWA Democratic Sr Senator 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
Barack Obama s1oIL Former Democratic Senator (until 2008) 
Linda Sanchez s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Charles Schumer s1oNY Democratic Sr Senator 
Jose Serrano s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Hilda Solis s1oCA Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger 
Betty Sutton s1oOhio Democrat 
Robert Wexler s1oFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010) 
Lynn Woolsey s1oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Albert Wynn s1oMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008) 



Republicans participating in 2008-S2554



Independents participating in 2008-S2554



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 53
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0


















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