Support for H.R. 1140 grows; now up to 149 co-sponsors

CLEVELAND, March 27 -- A total of 149 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed on as co-sponsors of H.R. 1140, the Railroad Retirement and Survivors' Improvement Act of 2001.

What follows below is the list of co-sponsors. We encourage BLE and GIA members to write and thank their Representative(s) if they are on the list below. If your member of Congress is not on this list, then we encourage BLE and GIA members to ask him/her to co-sponsor H.R. 1140.

H.R. 1140 replaces last year's H.R. 4844, and contains all the benefit improvements originally agreed to by rail management and labor -- long-needed improvements in the surviving spouse benefit, full retirement annuity at age 60 with 30 years of service, elimination of artificial caps on benefits, vesting after five years instead of 10, and provisions that require the carriers to insure future fund solvency with future tax increases if necessary.

A summary of H.R. 1140 is available here:
http://www.house.gov/transportation/rail/summary.html
 
A section-by-section review of H.R. 1140 is available here:
http://www.house.gov/transportation/rail/section.html
 
A complete copy of H.R. 1140 is available here:
http://www.house.gov/transportation/rail/retirement.pdf

Correspondence to the House of Representatives regarding H.R. 1140 should be addressed to:

    U.S. House of Representatives
    Washington, D.C. 20515
    Telephone: U.S. Capitol, (202) 224-3121
    Internet: http://www.house.gov

What follows is a list of co-sponsors of H.R. 1140, as of March 27, 2001:

1. Young (R-AK-AL)*#
2. Bachus (R-AL-6)#
3. Pastor (D-AZ-2)
4. Berry (D-AR-1)#
5. Snyder (D-AR-2)
6. Ross (D-AR-4)
7. Dolittle (R-CA-4)
8. Matsui (D-CA-5)+
9. Tauscher (D-CA-10)#
10. Pombo (R-CA-11)#
11. Roybal-Allard (D-CA-33)
12. Napolitano (D-CA-34)
13. Horn (R-CA-38)#
14. DeGette (D-CO-1)
15. Udall, M (D-CO-2)
16. Simmons (R-CT-2)#
17. Norton (D-DC-AL)#
18. Brown, C (D-FL-3)#
19. Thurman (D-FL-5)+
20. Foley (R-FL-16)+
21. Meek (D-FL-17)
22. Collins (R-GA-3)+
23. McKinney (D-GA-4)
24. Isakson (R-GA-6)#
25. Simpson (R-ID-2)#
26. Rush (D-IL-1)
27. Jackson (D-IL-2)
28. Lipinski (D-IL-3)#
29. Blagojevich (D-IL-5)
30. Weller (R-IL-11)+
31. Costello (D-IL-12)#
32. Johnson (R-IL-15)#
33. LaHood (R-IL-18)
34. Shimkus (R-IL-20)
35. Visclosky (D-IN-1)
36. Leach (R-IA-1)
37. Boswell (D-IA-3)#
38. Latham (R-IA-5)
39. Moran (R-KS-1)#
40. Moore (D-KS-3)
41. Whitfield (R-KY-1)
42. Fletcher (R-KY-6)
43. Tauzin (R-LA-3)
44. Cooksey (R-LA-5)#
45. Baker (R-LA-6)#
46. Baldacci (D-ME-2)#
47. Gilchrest (R-MD-1)#
48. Ehrlich (R-MD-2)
49. Cardin (D-MD-3)+
50. Wynn (D-MD-4)
51. Hoyer (D-MD-5)
52. Bartlett (R-MD-6)
53. Cummings (D-MD-7)#
54. McGovern (D-MA-3)#
55. Tierney (D-MA-6)
56. Delahunt (D-MA-10)
57. Ehlers (R-MI-3)#
58. Barcia (D-MI-5)#
59. Kildee (D-MI-9)
60. Bonior (D-MI-10)
61. Conyers (D-MI-14)
62. Kilpatrick (D-MI-15)
63. Dingell (D-MI-16)
64. McCollum (D-MN-4)
65. Luther (D-MN-6)
66. Peterson (D-MN-7)
67. Oberstar (D-MN-8)*#
68. Shows (D-MS-4)
69. Skelton (D-MO-4)
70. Blunt (R-MO-7)
71. Bereuter (R-NE-1)#
72. Terry (R-NE-2)
73. Berkley (D-NV-1)#
74. Andrews (D-NJ-1)
75. Saxton (R-NJ-3)
76. Smith, C (R-NJ-4)
77. Roukema (R-NJ-5)
78. Ferguson (R-NJ-7)#
79. Payne (D-NJ-10)
80. Menendez (D-NJ-13)#
81. Udall, T (D-NM-3)
82. Israel (R-NY-2)
83. King (R-NY-3)
84. McCarthy (D-NY-4)
85. Meeks (D-NY-6)
86. Nadler (D-NY-8)#
87. Owens (D-NY-11)
88. Velazquez (D-NY-12)
89. Maloney (D-NY-14)
90. Rangel (D-NY-15)+
91. Kelly (R-NY-19)#
92. McNulty (D-NY-21)+
93. Sweeney (R-NY-22)
94. Boehlert (R-NY-23)#
95. Walsh (R-NY-25)
96. Hinchey (D-NY-26)
97. Quinn (R-NY-30)*#
98. Clayton (D-NC-1)
99. Hayes (R-NC-8)#
100. Gillmor (R-OH-5)
101. Boehner (R-OH-8)
102. Kaptur (D-OH-9)
103. Tubbs-Jones (D-OH-11)
104. Pryce (R-OH-15)
105. Traficant (D-OH-17)
106. LaTourette (R-OH-19)#
107. Carson (D-OK-2)#
108. Watkins (R-OK-3)+
109. Watts (R-OK-4)
110. Istook (R-OK-5)
111. Wu (D-OR-1)
112. Walden (R-OR-2)
113. Blumenauer (D-OR-3)#
114. DeFazio (D-OR-4)#
115. Hooley (D-OR-5)
116. Borski (D-PA-3)#
117. Hart (R-PA-4)
118. Peterson (R-PA-5)
119. Holden (D-PA-6)#
120. Kanjorski (D-PA-11)
121. Murtha (D-PA-12)
122. Hoeffel (D-PA-13)
123. Doyle (D-PA-18)
124. Platts (R-PA-19)#
125. Mascara (D-PA-20)#
126. Duncan (R-TN-2)#
127. Clement (D-TN-5)*#
128. Sandlin (D-TX-1)#
129. Turner (D-TX-2)
130. Reyes (D-TX-16)
131. Frost (D-TX-24)
132. Bentsen (D-TX-25)
133. Johnson (D-TX-30)#
134. Matheson (D-UT-2)#
135. Goode (I-VA-5)
136. Boucher (D-VA-9)
137. Davis, T (R-VA-11)
138. Sanders (I-VT-AL)
139. Inslee (D-WA-1)
140. Larsen (D-WA-2)
141. Hastings (R-WA-4)
142. Nethercutt (R-WA-5)
143. Dicks (D-WA-6)
144. Mollohan (D-WV-1)
145. Rahall (D-WV-3)#
146. Kind (D-WI-3)
147. Kleczka (D-WI-4)+
148. Petri (R-WI-6)
149. Green (R-WI-8)
* Original Sponsor
# Member, Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
+ Member, Ways and Means Committee
 

 

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