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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.

2007-SJR10 on Mar 29, 2007

Bill Sponsorship: re-introducing the Equal Rights Amendment
Source: Equal Rights Amendment (S.J.RES.10/H.J.RES.40)
    A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to equal rights for men and women, which shall be part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of 3/4 of the States:
  • Section 1.Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
  • Section 2.The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.
  • Section 3.This article shall take effect 2 years after the date of ratification.
Sen. KENNEDY. "It's a privilege to join my colleagues in reintroducing the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution. The ERA is essential to guarantee that the freedoms protected by our Constitution apply equally to men and women. From the beginning of our history as a Nation, women have had to wage a constant, long and difficult battle to win the same basic rights granted to men. That battle goes on today, since discrimination still continues in many ways.

"Despite passage of the Equal Pay Act & the Civil Rights Act in the 1960s, discrimination against women continues to permeate the workforce and many areas of the economy. Today, women earn about 77 cents for each dollar earned by men, and the gap is even greater for women of color. More than 60% of working women are still clustered in a narrow range of traditionally female, traditionally low-paying occupations, and female-headed households continue to dominate the bottom rungs of the economic ladder.

"A stronger effort is clearly needed to finally live up to our commitment of full equality. The ERA alone cannot remedy all discrimination, but it will clearly strengthen the ongoing efforts of women across the country to obtain equal treatment.

"We know from the failed ratification experiences of the past that amending the Constitution to include the ERA will not be easy to achieve. But the women of America deserve no less."


    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: Re-introduce the Equal Rights Amendment (Score: 2)

  • 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 2007-SJR10

Neil Abercrombie s1oHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010) 
Gary Ackerman s1oNew York Dem./Ind./Lib. (Retiring 2012) 
Tom Allen s1oMaine Democrat (Retiring 2008) 
Rob Andrews s1oNew Jersey Democrat (resigned 2014) 
Michael Arcuri s1oNew York Democrat (until 2010) 
Joe Baca s1oCalifornia Democratic Challenger 
Brian Baird s1oWashington Democrat (until 2010) 
Tammy Baldwin s1oWI Democratic Challenger 
Melissa Bean s1oIllinois Democrat (Unseated 2010) 
Xavier Becerra s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Shelley Berkley s1oNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Howard Berman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Marion Berry s1oArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Sanford Bishop s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Timothy Bishop s1oNew York Democrat 
Earl Blumenauer s1oOregon Democrat 
Leonard Boswell s1oIowa Democrat 
Rick Boucher s1oVirginia Democrat (until 2010) 
Barbara Boxer s1oCA Democratic Jr Senator 
Allen Boyd s1oFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Robert Brady s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Bruce Braley s1oIA Democratic Challenger 
Corrine Brown s1oFlorida Democrat 
Sherrod Brown s1oOH Democratic Sr Senator 
G.K. Butterfield s1oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Maria Cantwell s1oWA Democratic Jr Senator 
Lois Capps s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Michael Capuano s1oMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009) 
Benjamin Cardin s1oMaryland Democrat 
Dennis Cardoza s1oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Russ Carnahan s1oMissouri Democrat 
Julia Carson s1oIndiana Former Dem. (Deceased 2008) 
Kathy Castor s1oFlorida Democrat 
Ben Chandler s1oKentucky Democrat 
Yvette Clarke s1oNew York Democrat 
William Lacy Clay s1oMissouri Democrat 
Emmanuel Cleaver s1oMissouri Democrat 
Hillary Clinton s1oNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State 
James Clyburn s1oSouth Carolina Democrat 
Steve Cohen s1oTennessee Democrat 
John Conyers s1oMichigan Democrat 
Jim Cooper s1oTennessee Democrat 
Jim Costa s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Jerry Costello s1oIllinois Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Joseph Crowley s1oNew York Democrat 
Henry Cuellar s1oTexas Democrat 
Elijah Cummings s1oMaryland Democrat 
Artur Davis s1oAlabama Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Danny Davis s1oIllinois Democrat 
Susan Davis s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Peter Defazio s1oOregon Democrat 
Diana DeGette s1oColorado Democrat 
Bill Delahunt s1oMassachusetts Democrat (until 2010) 
Rosa DeLauro s1oConnecticut Democrat 
Norm Dicks s1oWashington Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
John Dingell s1oMichigan Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Chris Dodd s1oCT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Lloyd Doggett s1oTexas Democrat 
Mike Doyle s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Richard Durbin s1oIL Democratic Sr Senator 
Chet Edwards s1oTexas Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Keith Ellison s1oMinnesota Democrat 
Rahm Emanuel s1oIllinois Former Democrat (until 2009) 
Eliot Engel s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Anna Eshoo s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Sam Farr s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Chaka Fattah s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Russell Feingold s1oPOTUS Democrat 
Dianne Feinstein s1oCA Democratic Sr Senator 
Bob Filner s1oCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
Barney Frank s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Kirsten Gillibrand s1oNew York Democrat 
Charles Gonzalez s1oTexas Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Al Green s1oTexas Democrat 
Gene Green s1oTexas Democrat 
Raul Grijalva s1oArizona Democrat 
Luis Gutierrez s1oIllinois Democrat 
John Hall s1oNew York Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Phil Hare s1oIllinois Democrat (until 2010) 
Tom Harkin s1oIA Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Jane Harman s1oCalifornia Democrat (Resigned 2011) 
Alcee Hastings s1oFlorida Democrat 
Stephanie Herseth s1oSouth Dakota Democratic (until 2010) 
Brian Higgins s1oNew York Democrat 
Maurice Hinchey s1oNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Ruben Hinojosa s1oTexas Democrat 
Mazie Hirono s1oHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Paul Hodes s1oNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010) 
Rush Holt s1oNew Jersey Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Mike Honda s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Darlene Hooley s1oOregon Democrat (Retiring 2008) 
Steny Hoyer s1oMaryland Democrat 
Jay Inslee s1oWA Democratic Governor 
Steve Israel s1oNew York Democrat 
Jesse Louis Jackson s1oIllinois Democrat (Resigned 2013) 
Sheila Jackson Lee s1oTexas Democrat 
William Jefferson s1oLouisiana Democrat 
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1oTexas Democrat 
Hank Johnson s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Stephanie Tubbs Jones s1oOhio Former Dem. (Deceased, 2008) 
Steve Kagen s1oWI Former Democratic challenger (2012) 
Marcy Kaptur s1oOhio Democrat 
Patrick Kennedy s1oRhode Island Democrat (until 2010) 
Ted Kennedy s1pMA Democratic Senator (until 2009) 
John Kerry s1oMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Dale Kildee s1oMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Carolyn Kilpatrick s1oMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Ron Kind s1oWI Former Democratic challenger (2012) 
Ron Klein s1oFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Amy Klobuchar s1oMN Democrat/DFL Sr Senator 
Dennis Kucinich s1oOhio Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
James Langevin s1oRhode Island Democrat 
Tom Lantos s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2008) 
Rick Larsen s1oWashington Democrat 
John Larson s1oConnecticut Democrat 
Frank Lautenberg s1oNJ Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Carl Levin s1oMI Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Sander Levin s1oMichigan Democrat 
John Lewis s1oGeorgia Democrat 
David Loebsack s1oIowa Democrat 
Zoe Lofgren s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Nita Lowey s1oNew York Democrat 
Steve Lynch s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Senate run 2013) 
Carolyn Maloney s1pNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Ed Markey s1oMA Democratic Challenger 
Doris Matsui s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Carolyn McCarthy s1oNew York Dem. (retiring 2014) 
Betty McCollum s1oMinnesota Democrat 
Jim McDermott s1oWashington Democrat 
Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Jerry McNerney s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Michael McNulty s1oNew York Dem./Cons. (Retiring 2008) 
Marty Meehan s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Retired 2007) 
Gregory Meeks s1oNew York Dem./Working-Families 
Robert Menendez s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Michael Michaud s1oMaine Democratic Governor Challenger 
Barbara Mikulski s1oMD Democratic Sr Senator 
Juanita Millender-McDonald s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Brad Miller s1oNorth Carolina Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
George Miller s1oCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Dennis Moore s1oKansas Democrat (until 2010) 
Gwen Moore s1oWisconsin Democrat 
James Moran s1oVirginia Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Patty Murray s1oWA Democratic Sr Senator 
Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Grace Napolitano s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Richard Neal s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
Barack Obama s1oIL Former Democratic Senator (until 2008) 
John Olver s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Solomon Ortiz s1oTexas Democrat (Unseated 2010) 
Frank Pallone s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Bill Pascrell s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Ed Pastor s1oArizona Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Donald Payne s1oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
Ed Perlmutter s1oColorado Democrat 
Collin Peterson s1oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Earl Pomeroy s1oNorth Dakota Democrat (until 2010) 
David Eugene Price s1oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Nick Rahall s1oWest Virginia Democrat 
Charles Rangel s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Silvestre Reyes s1oTexas Democrat 
Ciro Rodriguez s1oTexas Democrat (until 2010) 
Steven Rothman s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Lucille Roybal-Allard s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Dutch Ruppersberger s1oMaryland Democrat 
Bobby Rush s1oIllinois Democrat 
Linda Sanchez s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Loretta Sanchez s1oCalifornia Democrat 
John Sarbanes s1oMaryland Democrat 
Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois Democrat 
Adam Schiff s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Charles Schumer s1oNY Democratic Sr Senator 
Allyson Schwartz s1oPA Democratic Challenger 
David Scott s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Jose Serrano s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Carol Shea-Porter s1oNew Hampshire Democrat 
Brad Sherman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Albio Sires s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Louise Slaughter s1oNew York Democrat 
David Adam Smith s1oWashington Democrat 
Vic Snyder s1oArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Hilda Solis s1oCA Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger 
John Spratt s1oSouth Carolina Democrat (until 2010) 
Debbie Stabenow s1oMI Democratic Jr Senator 
Pete Stark s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Betty Sutton s1oOhio Democrat 
Ellen Tauscher s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009) 
Gene Taylor s1oMississippi Democratic Challenger 
Bennie Thompson s1oMississippi Democrat 
Mike Thompson s1oCalifornia Democrat 
John Tierney s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Ed Towns s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Mark Udall s1oCO Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Tom Udall s1oNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008) 
Chris Van Hollen s1oMaryland Democrat 
Nydia Velazquez s1oNew York Democrat/Working-Families 
Tim Walz s1oMinnesota Democrat 
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1oFlorida Democrat 
Maxine Waters s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Diane Watson s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Mel Watt s1oNorth Carolina Democrat (appointed to FHFA) 
Henry Waxman s1oCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Anthony Weiner s1oNew York Former Democrat(Resigned 2011) 
Peter Welch s1oVermont Democrat 
Robert Wexler s1oFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010) 
Sheldon Whitehouse s1oRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general 
Charlie Wilson s1oOhio Democrat (until 2010) 
Lynn Woolsey s1oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
David Wu s1oOregon Democrat (Resigned 2011) 
Albert Wynn s1oMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008) 
John Yarmuth s1oKentucky Democrat 



Republicans participating in 2007-SJR10

Judy Biggert s1oIllinois Republican 
Rodney Frelinghuysen s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Mark Kirk s1oIL Republican Jr Senator 
Frank LoBiondo s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Deborah Pryce s1oOhio Republican 
Jim Ramstad s1oMinnesota Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Christopher Shays s1oConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008) 



Independents participating in 2007-SJR10

Joe Biden s1oDE Vice President 
Michael Castle s1oDE 2010 Senate Challenger (lost primary); previously Gov.& Rep. 
Donna Christensen s1oVirgin Islands Governor candidate 2014 
Joseph Lieberman s1oCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 
Kendrick Meek s1oFL 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. 
Charles Melancon s1oLA 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. 
Bernie Sanders s1oVermont Independent 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 213
Republicans: 7
Independents: 7


















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