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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.

08-HR5157 on Jan 29, 2008

Bill Sponsorship: allowing rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans
Source: Removing Impediments to Students Education (RISE) (H.R.5157)
This bill amends the Higher Education Act of 1965 to repeal the provisions prohibiting persons convicted of drug offenses from receiving student financial assistance.


    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: Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans (Score: -2)

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  • 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 08-HR5157

Neil Abercrombie s1oHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010) 
Gary Ackerman s1oNew York Dem./Ind./Lib. (Retiring 2012) 
Tom Allen s1oMaine Democrat (Retiring 2008) 
Tammy Baldwin s1oWI Democratic Challenger 
Howard Berman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Earl Blumenauer s1oOregon Democrat 
Rick Boucher s1oVirginia Democrat (until 2010) 
Robert Brady s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
G.K. Butterfield s1oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Lois Capps s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Michael Capuano s1oMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009) 
Yvette Clarke s1oNew York Democrat 
William Lacy Clay s1oMissouri Democrat 
James Clyburn s1oSouth Carolina Democrat 
Steve Cohen s1oTennessee Democrat 
John Conyers s1oMichigan Democrat 
Elijah Cummings s1oMaryland Democrat 
Danny Davis s1oIllinois Democrat 
Peter Defazio s1oOregon Democrat 
Keith Ellison s1oMinnesota Democrat 
Anna Eshoo s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Sam Farr s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Bob Filner s1oCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
Barney Frank s1pMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Charles Gonzalez s1oTexas Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Al Green s1oTexas Democrat 
Raul Grijalva s1oArizona Democrat 
Luis Gutierrez s1oIllinois Democrat 
Phil Hare s1oIllinois Democrat (until 2010) 
Alcee Hastings s1oFlorida Democrat 
Maurice Hinchey s1oNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Mazie Hirono s1oHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Mike Honda s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Jesse Louis Jackson s1oIllinois Democrat (Resgined 2013) 
Sheila Jackson Lee s1oTexas Democrat 
William Jefferson s1oLouisiana Democrat 
Hank Johnson s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Stephanie Tubbs Jones s1oOhio Former Dem. (Deceased, 2008) 
Dennis Kucinich s1oOhio Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Tom Lantos s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2008) 
Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia Democrat 
John Lewis s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Zoe Lofgren s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Ed Markey s1oMA Democratic Challenger 
Jim Matheson s1oUtah Democrat 
Jim McDermott s1oWashington Democrat 
Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
George Miller s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Gwen Moore s1oWisconsin Democrat 
Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
John Olver s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Donald Payne s1oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
Charles Rangel s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Lucille Roybal-Allard s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Bobby Rush s1oIllinois Democrat 
Tim Ryan s1oOhio Democrat 
Linda Sanchez s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois Democrat 
Bobby Scott s1oVirginia Democrat 
Louise Slaughter s1oNew York Democrat 
Vic Snyder s1oArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Hilda Solis s1oCA Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger 
Pete Stark s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Bennie Thompson s1oMississippi Democrat 
John Tierney s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Ed Towns s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Chris Van Hollen s1oMaryland Democrat 
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1oFlorida Democrat 
Maxine Waters s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Mel Watt s1oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Henry Waxman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Lynn Woolsey s1oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Albert Wynn s1oMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008) 



Republicans participating in 08-HR5157

Ron Paul s1oPOTUS Republican (Libertarian 1988) 



Independents participating in 08-HR5157

Donna Christensen s1oVirgin Islands - 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 74
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1


















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