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01-HR1831 on May 15, 2001

Bill Sponsorship: an amendment to CERCLA:
Source: House Resolution Sponsorship
    Title: To provide relief for small businesses from liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA). Summary:

  • Amends CERCLA to provide that persons shall be liable for response [cleanup] costs as non-owners or operators only if the total of material containing a hazardous substance was greater than 110 gallons of liquid material or 200 pounds of solid material.

  • Applies this exemption only to activities taking place before April 1, 2001.

  • Exempts a person from liability for response costs for municipal solid waste (MSW) as a non-owner or operator if the person is an owner, operator, or lessee of residential property from which all of the person's MSW was generated, or a certain small business or small charitable tax-exempt organization that generated all its MSW.

  • Makes nongovernmental entities that commence a contribution action liable to the defendant for all reasonable costs of defending the action if the defendant is not liable based on the above-described exemptions.

  • Adds to the list of parties eligible for de minimis [inconsequential] final settlements certain persons and businesses that demonstrate an inability or limited ability to pay response costs.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 18. Question 18: Prioritize green energy Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Environment
  • Headline: Reduce liability for hazardous waste cleanup (Score: -1)

  • 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 01-HR1831

Brian Baird s1oWashington Democrat (until 2010) 
James Barcia s1oMichigan Democrat 
Tom Barrett s1oWisconsin Democrat 
Marion Berry s1oArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Earl Blumenauer s1oOregon Democrat 
Robert Borski s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Sherrod Brown s1oOH Democratic Sr Senator 
Lois Capps s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Max Cleland s1oGA Democratic Senator (Former) 
Gary Condit s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Jerry Costello s1oIllinois Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Bud Cramer s1oAlabama Democrat (Retired 2008) 
Peter Defazio s1oOregon Democrat 
Peter Deutsch s1oFL Former Democratic Senate challenger (2004); US Rep. 
John Dingell s1oMichigan Democrat 
Mike Doyle s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Lane Evans s1oIllinois Democrat 
Bob Filner s1oCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
Bart Gordon s1oTennessee Democrat (until 2010) 
Gene Green s1oTexas Democrat 
Ralph Moody Hall s1oTexas Democrat 
Tim Holden s1oPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
John Kerry s1oMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Ron Kind s1oWI Former Democratic challenger (2012) 
Mary Landrieu s1oLA Democratic Sr Senator 
William Lipinski s1oIllinois Democrat (Until 2004) 
Bill Luther s1oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Frank Mascara s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Karen McCarthy s1oMissouri Democrat (Until 2004) 
James Oberstar s1oMinnesota Dem./Farmer/Labor (until 2010) 
Frank Pallone s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Bill Pascrell s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Nick Rahall s1oWest Virginia Democrat 
Harry Reid s1oNV Democratic Sr Senator 
Max Sandlin s1oTexas Democrat (Until 2004) 
Tom Sawyer s1oOhio Democrat 
Ronnie Shows s1oMississippi Democrat 
John Spratt s1oSouth Carolina Democrat (until 2010) 
Ted Strickland s1oOH Former Democratic Governor (2006-2010) 
Bart Stupak s1oMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Ed Towns s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Jim Turner s1oTexas Democrat (Until 2004) 
Ron Wyden s1oOR Democratic Sr Senator 

Republicans participating in 01-HR1831

Spencer Bachus s1oAlabama Republican 
Richard Hugh Baker s1oLouisiana Republican (Resigned 2008) 
Charlie Bass s1oNew Hampshire Republican (Retired 2012) 
Michael Bilirakis s1oFlorida Republican (Retired 2006) 
Roy Blunt s1oMissouri Republican (until 2010) 
Sherry Boehlert s1oNew York Republican/Independence 
Kit Bond s1wMO Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Mary Bono s1oCalifornia Republican 
Kevin Brady s1oTexas Republican 
Richard Burr s1oNC Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Steve Buyer s1oIndiana Republican (until 2010) 
Lincoln Chafee s1oRI Former Republican Senator (Lost re-election, 2006) 
Jimmy Duncan s1oTennessee Republican 
Vernon Ehlers s1oMichigan Republican (until 2010) 
Robert Ehrlich s1oMaryland Republican 
John Ensign s1oNV Republican Jr Senator 
Mike Ferguson s1oNew Jersey Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Greg Ganske s1oIA Former Republican Nominee (2002) 
Wayne Gilchrest s1oMaryland Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Paul Gillmor s1wOhio Republican (Deceased 2007) 
Jim Greenwood s1oPennsylvania Republican (Until 2004) 
Steve Horn s1oCalifornia Republican 
Timothy Johnson s1oIllinois Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Steve Largent s1oOK00 Former Republican Challenger (2002) 
Frank LoBiondo s1oNew Jersey Republican 
John McHugh s1oNew York Republican/Conservative 
Gary Miller s1oCalifornia Republican 
Butch Otter s1oID Republican Governor 
Michael Oxley s1oOhio Republican 
Tom Petri s1oWisconsin Republican 
Chip Pickering s1oMS Republican challenger (2006), U.S. Rep. 
Thomas Reynolds s1oNew York Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Marge Roukema s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Don Sherwood s1oPennsylvania Republican 
John Shimkus s1oIllinois Republican 
Rob Simmons s1oConnecticut Republican 
Cliff Stearns s1oFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
John Sweeney s1oNew York Republican/Conservative 
Billy Tauzin s1oLouisiana Republican (Until 2004) 
John Thune s1oSD Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Fred Upton s1oMichigan Republican 
Greg Walden s1oOregon Republican 
John Warner s1oVA Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
Heather Wilson s1oNew Mexico Republican (Senate 2008) 
Don Young s1oAlaska Republican 

Independents participating in 01-HR1831

John Cooksey s1oLA 2004 former Republican Nominee 
Chris John s1oLA 2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative 
George Radanovich s1oCalifornia Former GOP (until 2010) 
Bob Smith s1oFL 2010 Challenger; lost FL GOP primary; previous NH Senator 

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 43
Republicans: 45
Independents: 4

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