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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.

1999-H982 on Mar 4, 1999

Bill Sponsorship: banning federal funding for needle-exchange programs
Source: Keep Drug Needles Off the Streets Act (H.R.982)
To prohibit the expenditure of Federal funds for the distribution of needles or syringes for the hypodermic injection of illegal drugs. Amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit Federal funds from being expended to carry out any program of distributing sterile needles or syringes for the hypodermic injection of illegal drugs.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Question 19: Never legalize marijuana Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Drugs
  • Headline: Ban federal funding for needle-exchange programs (Score: 2)

  • 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 1999-H982

Ronnie Shows s1oMississippi Democrat 



Republicans participating in 1999-H982

Spencer Bachus s1oAlabama Republican (retiring 2014) 
Cass Ballenger s1oNorth Carolina Republican 
Bob Barr s1oGeorgia Republican Challenger 
Joe Linus Barton s1oTexas Republican 
Roy Blunt s1oMissouri Republican (until 2010) 
Ed Bryant s1oTennessee Republican 
Ken Calvert s1oCalifornia Republican 
Tom Coburn s1oOK Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Christopher Cox s1oCalifornia Republican 
Barbara Cubin s1oWyoming Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Duke Cunningham s1oCalifornia Republican 
Jim DeMint s1oSC Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Jay Dickey s1oArkansas Republican 
John Doolittle s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Phil English s1oPennsylvania Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Terry Everett s1oAlabama Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Ernie Fletcher s1oKentucky Republican 
Michael Forbes s1oNew York Republican (retired) 
Vito Fossella s1oNew York Rep./Cons. challenger 
Bob Goodlatte s1pVirginia Republican 
Porter Goss s1oFlorida Republican (Until 2004) 
Mark Green s1oWisconsin Republican 
J.D. Hayworth s1oArizona Republican (until 2007) 
Wally Herger s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Van Hilleary s1oTennessee Republican 
Ernest Istook s1oOklahoma Republican 
Joe Knollenberg s1oMichigan Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Steve Largent s1oOK00 Former Republican Challenger (2002) 
Tom Latham s1oIowa Republican (retiring 2014) 
Frank LoBiondo s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Bill McCollum s1oFL Former Republican challenger (2004); former US Rep. 
John Mica s1oFlorida Republican 
Sue Myrick s1oNorth Carolina Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Michael Oxley s1oOhio Republican 
Ron Packard s1oCalifornia Republican 
Ron Paul s1oPOTUS Republican (Libertarian 1988) 
John Peterson s1oPennsylvania Republican (Retired 2008) 
Charles Pickering s1oMississippi Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Matt Salmon s1oArizona Republican 
Pete Sessions s1oTexas Republican 
John Shadegg s1oArizona Republican 
Lee Terry s1oNebraska Republican 
Todd Tiahrt s1oKansas Republican (until 2010) 
Dave Weldon s1oFL Republican Senate Challenger (Lost primary) 
Ed Whitfield s1oKentucky Republican 



Independents participating in 1999-H982

Virgil Goode s1oPOTUS Constitution Party Challenger 
John Hostettler s1oIN 2010 Senate Challenger (lost GOP primary); formerly US Rep. 
Bob Schaffer s1oCO Former GOP Senate Challenger (2008) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 1
Republicans: 45
Independents: 3


















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