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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.

97-S476 on Mar 19, 1997

Decided Dec 2, 1997
Bill Sponsorship: a Bill to open 2,500 Boys and Girls Clubs
Source: Bill sponsored by 10 Senators and 24 Reps
Amends the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 to make grants to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) to establish and extend club facilities where needed, with particular emphasis on establishing clubs in and extending services to public housing projects and distressed areas. Redefines the term "distressed area" to include an Indian reservation with a population of high risk youth of sufficient size to warrant the establishment of a BGCA. Earmarks specified funds to provide a grant to BGCA for administrative, travel, and other costs associated with a national role-model speaking tour program.

Corresponding House bill is H.R.1753. Became Public Law No: 105-133.


  • Topic: Families & Children
  • Headline: Fund 2,500 Boys and Girls Clubs in underserved areas

  • 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 97-S476

John Baldacci s1oMaine Democrat 
James Barcia s1oMichigan Democrat 
Tom Barrett s1oWisconsin Democrat 
Sanford Bishop s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Martin Frost s1oTexas Democrat (Until 2004) 
Gene Green s1oTexas Democrat 
Ruben Hinojosa s1oTexas Democrat 
Ted Kennedy s1oMA Democratic Senator (until 2009) 
John Kerry s1oMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Jerry Kleczka s1oWisconsin Democrat (Until 2004) 
Herbert Kohl s1oWI Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Dennis Kucinich s1oOhio Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Carolyn Maloney s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Marty Meehan s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Retired 2007) 
Richard Neal s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Silvestre Reyes s1oTexas Democrat 
Maxine Waters s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Robert Weygand s1oRhode Island Democrat 



Republicans participating in 97-S476

Tom Bliley s1oVirginia Republican 
Al D'Amato s1oNY Former Republican Jr Senator 
Mark Foley s1oFlorida Republican 
Lindsey Graham s1oSC Republican Sr Senator 
Judd Gregg s1oNH Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Orrin Hatch s1iUT Republican Sr Senator 
Kay Bailey Hutchison s1oTX Republican Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Henry Hyde s1iIllinois Republican 
Marty Martinez s1oCalifornia Republican 
Mark Souder s1oIndiana Republican (until 2010) 
Ted Stevens s1oAK Former Republican Sr Senator 
Strom Thurmond s1oSC Former Republican Senator 
Ed Whitfield s1oKentucky Republican 



Independents participating in 97-S476

Joe Biden s1oDE Vice President 
Tillie Fowler s1oFlorida Former GOP 
Robert Underwood s1oGuam - 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 18
Republicans: 13
Independents: 3


















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