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08-S1060 on Mar 29, 2007

Legislation by 2008 Presidential Candidates: reducing recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance
Source: Second Chance Act (S.1060/H.R.1593)
    Recidivism Reduction and Second Chance Act of 2007
  • Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to expand provisions for adult and juvenile offender state and local reentry demonstration projects to provide expanded services to offenders and their families for reentry into society.
  • Directs the Attorney General to award grants for:
    1. state and local reentry courts;
    2. Comprehensive and Continuous Offender Reentry Task Forces;
    3. pharmacological drug treatment services to incarcerated offenders;
    4. technology career training for offenders;
    5. mentoring services for reintegrating offenders into the community;
    6. pharmacological drug treatment services to incarcerated offenders;
    7. prison-based family treatment programs for incarcerated parents of minor children; and
    8. a study of parole or post-incarceration supervision violations and revocations.
Legislative Outcome: Became Public Law No: 110-199.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Question 9: Stricter punishment reduces crime Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Crime
  • Headline: Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance (Score: -1)
  • Headline 2: Reduce recidivism by giving offenders a Second Chance (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 08-S1060

Evan Bayh s2oIN Former Democratic Senator 
Shelley Berkley s2oNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Howard Berman s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Jeff Bingaman s2oNM Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Leonard Boswell s2oIowa Democrat 
Rick Boucher s2oVirginia Democrat (until 2010) 
Barbara Boxer s2oCA Democratic Jr Senator 
Robert Brady s2oPennsylvania Democrat 
Corrine Brown s2oFlorida Democrat 
Sherrod Brown s2oOH Democratic Sr Senator 
Robert Byrd s2oWV Former Democratic Senator 
Maria Cantwell s2oWA Democratic Jr Senator 
Michael Capuano s2oMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009) 
Benjamin Cardin s2oMaryland Democrat 
Russ Carnahan s2oMissouri Democrat 
Julia Carson s2oIndiana Former Dem. (Deceased 2008) 
Bob Casey s2oPA Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer 
Yvette Clarke s2oNew York Democrat 
William Lacy Clay s2oMissouri Democrat 
Hillary Clinton s2oNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State 
Steve Cohen s2oTennessee Democrat 
John Conyers s2oMichigan Democrat 
Jerry Costello s2oIllinois Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Elijah Cummings s2oMaryland Democrat 
Danny Davis s1iIllinois Democrat 
Diana DeGette s2oColorado Democrat 
Bill Delahunt s2oMassachusetts Democrat (until 2010) 
Chris Dodd s2oCT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Richard Durbin s2oIL Democratic Sr Senator 
Keith Ellison s2oMinnesota Democrat 
Bob Filner s2oCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
Barney Frank s2oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Al Green s2oTexas Democrat 
Raul Grijalva s2oArizona Democrat 
Luis Gutierrez s2oIllinois Democrat 
Tom Harkin s2oIA Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Alcee Hastings s2oFlorida Democrat 
Sheila Jackson Lee s2oTexas Democrat 
William Jefferson s2oLouisiana Democrat 
Eddie Bernice Johnson s2oTexas Democrat 
Hank Johnson s2oGeorgia Democrat 
Stephanie Tubbs Jones s2oOhio Former Dem. (Deceased, 2008) 
Patrick Kennedy s2oRhode Island Democrat (until 2010) 
Ted Kennedy s2oMA Democratic Senator (until 2009) 
John Kerry s2oMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Dennis Kucinich s2oOhio Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Mary Landrieu s2oLA Democratic Sr Senator 
James Langevin s2oRhode Island Democrat 
Frank Lautenberg s2oNJ Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Patrick Leahy s2oVT Democratic Sr Senator 
Barbara Lee s2oCalifornia Democrat 
John Lewis s2oGeorgia Democrat 
Zoe Lofgren s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Betty McCollum s2oMinnesota Democrat 
Jim McDermott s2oWashington Democrat 
Michael McNulty s2oNew York Dem./Cons. (Retiring 2008) 
Gregory Meeks s2oNew York Dem./Working-Families 
Robert Menendez s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Barbara Mikulski s2oMD Democratic Sr Senator 
Juanita Millender-McDonald s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Dennis Moore s2oKansas Democrat (until 2010) 
Gwen Moore s2oWisconsin Democrat 
James Moran s2oVirginia Democrat 
Patty Murray s2oWA Democratic Sr Senator 
Jerrold Nadler s2oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s2oDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
Barack Obama s2oIL Former Democratic Senator (until 2008) 
Ed Pastor s2oArizona Democrat 
Donald Payne s2oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
David Eugene Price s2oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Charles Rangel s2oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Jack Reed s2oRI Democratic Sr Senator 
Silvestre Reyes s2oTexas Democrat 
Dutch Ruppersberger s2oMaryland Democrat 
Bobby Rush s2oIllinois Democrat 
Ken Salazar s2oCO Former Democratic Senator (entered Cabinet, 2009) 
Loretta Sanchez s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Adam Schiff s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Charles Schumer s2oNY Democratic Sr Senator 
Bobby Scott s2oVirginia Democrat 
Jose Serrano s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Hilda Solis s2oCA Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger 
Arlen Specter s2oPA Former Democratic incumbent (elected as Republican) 
Pete Stark s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Betty Sutton s2oOhio Democrat 
Bennie Thompson s2oMississippi Democrat 
Ed Towns s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Chris Van Hollen s2oMaryland Democrat 
Mel Watt s2oNorth Carolina Democrat 
James Webb s2oVA Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Peter Welch s2oVermont Democrat 
Sheldon Whitehouse s2oRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general 

Republicans participating in 08-S1060

Sam Brownback s2oKS Republican Governor 
Chris Cannon s2oUtah Republican 
Steve Chabot s2oOhio Republican 
John Howard Coble s2oNorth Carolina Republican 
Thad Cochran s2oMS Republican Sr Senator 
Norm Coleman s2oMN Former Republican Senator; lost court battle, 2009 
Susan Collins s2oME Republican Sr Senator 
Mike Conaway s2oTexas Republican 
Tom Davis s2oVirginia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Vernon Ehlers s2oMichigan Republican (until 2010) 
Phil English s2oPennsylvania Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Randy Forbes s2oVirginia Republican 
Trent Franks s2oArizona Republican 
Jim Gerlach s2oPennsylvania Republican 
Wayne Gilchrest s2oMaryland Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Orrin Hatch s2oUT Republican Sr Senator 
Thad McCotter s2oMichigan Republican 
Sue Myrick s2oNorth Carolina Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Mike Pence s2oIN Republican Governor 
Joseph Pitts s2oPennsylvania Republican 
Todd Platts s2oPennsylvania Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Jim Ramstad s2oMinnesota Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Michael Rogers s2oAlabama Republican 
Jean Schmidt s2oOhio Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
James Sensenbrenner s2oWisconsin Republican 
Christopher Shays s2oConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008) 
John Shimkus s2oIllinois Republican 
Lamar Smith s2oTexas Republican 
Frank Wolf s2oVirginia Republican 

Independents participating in 08-S1060

Joe Biden s1iDE Vice President 
Donna Christensen s2oVirgin Islands - 
Darrell Issa s2oCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003) 
Joseph Lieberman s2oCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 
Charles Melancon s2oLA 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. 
Bernie Sanders s2oVermont Independent 

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 92
Republicans: 29
Independents: 6

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