H.R. 1140 now has 243 co-sponsors

CLEVELAND, April 3 -- Rail labor lobbyists have now secured 243 co-sponsors for H.R. 1140, and insiders say a Senate version of the bill may be introduced as early as tomorrow.

H.R. 1140, the Railroad Retirement and Survivors' Improvement Act of 2001, replaces last year's H.R. 4844. It 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 copy of the bill is available on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee website at:
http://www.house.gov/transportation/rail/retirement.pdf
 
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

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. Correspondence 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
 
As of April 3, 2001, H.R. 1140 has 243 co-sponsors.
They are listed alphabetically by state, then by district
 
Alaska
1. Young (R-AK-AL)*#
 
Alabama
2. Bachus (R-AL-6)#
3. Hilliard (D-AL-7)
 
Arizona
4. Pastor (D-AZ-2)
 
Arkansas
5. Berry (D-AR-1)#
6. Snyder (D-AR-2)
7. Hutchinson (R-AR-3)#
8. Ross (D-AR-4)
 
California
9. Thompson (D-CA-1)
10. Dolittle (R-CA-4)
11. Matsui (D-CA-5)+
12. Miller, George (D-CA-7)
13. Lee (D-CA-9)
14. Tauscher (D-CA-10)#
15. Pombo (R-CA-11)#
16. Lantos (D-CA-12)
17. Stark (D-CA-13)+
18. Condit (D-CA-18)
19. Berman (D-CA-26)
20. Roybal-Allard (D-CA-33)
21. Napolitano (D-CA-34)
22. Horn (R-CA-38)#
23. Baca (D-CA-42)
24. Filner (D-CA-50)#
 
Colorado
25. DeGette (D-CO-1)
26. Udall, M (D-CO-2)
 
Connecticut
27. Simmons (R-CT-2)#
28. DeLauro (D-CT-3)
 
District of Columbia
29. Norton (D-DC-AL)#
 
Florida
31. Crenshaw (R-FL-4)
32. Thurman (D-FL-5)+
33. Mica (R-FL-7)#
34. Davis, J (D-FL-11)
35. Foley (R-FL-16)+
36. Meek (D-FL-17)
37. Hastings (D-FL-23)
 
Georgia
38. Bishop (D-GA-2)
39. Collins (R-GA-3)+
40. McKinney (D-GA-4)
41. Lewis, J (D-GA-5)+
42. Isakson (R-GA-6)#
43. Chambliss (R-GA-8)
44. Norwood (R-GA-10)
 
Hawaii
45. Abercrombie (D-HI-1)
46. Mink (D-HI-2)
 
Idaho
47. Otter (R-ID-1)#
48. Simpson (R-ID-2)#
 
Illinois
49. Rush (D-IL-1)
50. Jackson (D-IL-2)
51. Lipinski (D-IL-3)#
52. Gutierrez (D-IL-4)
53. Blagojevich (D-IL-5)
54. Hyde (R-IL-6)
55. Schakowsky (D-IL-9)
56. Weller (R-IL-11)+
57. Costello (D-IL-12)#
58. Johnson (R-IL-15)#
59. Evans (D-IL-17)
60. LaHood (R-IL-18)
61. Phelps (D-IL-19)
62. Shimkus (R-IL-20)
 
Indiana
63. Visclosky (D-IN-1)
64. Roemer (D-IN-3)
65. Kerns (R-IN-7)#
66. Hill (D-IN-9)
67. Carson (D-IN-10)
 
Iowa
68. Leach (R-IA-1)
69. Boswell (D-IA-3)#
70. Ganske (R-IA-4)
71. Latham (R-IA-5)
 
Kansas
72. Moran (R-KS-1)#
73. Moore (D-KS-3)
74. Tiahrt (R-KS-4)
 
Kentucky
75. Whitfield (R-KY-1)
76. Lewis, R (R-KY-2)+
77. Lucas (D-KY-4)
78. Fletcher (R-KY-6)
 
Louisana
79. Jefferson (D-LA-2)+
80. Tauzin (R-LA-3)
81. Cooksey (R-LA-5)#
82. Baker (R-LA-6)#
83. John (D-LA-7)
 
Maine
84. Baldacci (D-ME-2)#
 
Maryland
85. Gilchrest (R-MD-1)#
86. Ehrlich (R-MD-2)
87. Cardin (D-MD-3)+
88. Wynn (D-MD-4)
89. Hoyer (D-MD-5)
90. Bartlett (R-MD-6)
91. Cummings (D-MD-7)#
92. Morella (R-MD-8)
 
Massachusetts
93. Olver (D-MA-1)
94. McGovern (D-MA-3)#
95. Frank (D-MA-4)
96. Tierney (D-MA-6)
97. Moakley (D-MA-9)
98. Delahunt (D-MA-10)
 
Michigan
99. Stupak (D-MI-1)
100. Ehlers (R-MI-3)#
101. Camp (R-MI-4)+
102. Barcia (D-MI-5)#
103. Upton (R-MI-6)
104. Kildee (D-MI-9)
105. Bonior (D-MI-10)
106. Conyers (D-MI-14)
107. Kilpatrick (D-MI-15)
108. Dingell (D-MI-16)
 
Minnesota
109. McCollum (D-MN-4)
110. Sabo (D-MN-5)
111. Luther (D-MN-6)
112. Peterson (D-MN-7)
113. Oberstar (D-MN-8)*#
 
Mississippi
114. Wicker (R-MS-1)
115. Thompson, B (D-MS-3)
116. Shows (D-MS-4)
 
Missouri
117. Clay (D-MO-1)
118. Gephardt (D-MO-3)
119. Skelton (D-MO-4)
120. Blunt (R-MO-7)
121. Emerson (R-MO-8)
 
Nebraska
122. Bereuter (R-NE-1)#
123. Terry (R-NE-2)
124. Osborne (R-NE-3)
 
Nevada
125. Berkley (D-NV-1)#
 
New Jersey
126. Andrews (D-NJ-1)
127. LoBiondo (R-NJ-2)#
128. Saxton (R-NJ-3)
129. Smith, C (R-NJ-4)
130. Roukema (R-NJ-5)
131. Pallone (D-NJ-6)
132. Ferguson (R-NJ-7)#
133. Payne (D-NJ-10)
134. Holt (D-NJ-12)
135. Menendez (D-NJ-13)#
 
New Mexico
136. Udall, T (D-NM-3)
 
New York
137. Grucci (R-NY-1)
138. Israel (R-NY-2)
139. King (R-NY-3)
140. McCarthy (D-NY-4)
141. Meeks (D-NY-6)
142. Nadler (D-NY-8)#
143. Towns (D-NY-10)
144. LaFalce (D-NY-29)
145. Owens (D-NY-11)
146. Velazquez (D-NY-12)
147. Maloney (D-NY-14)
148. Rangel (D-NY-15)+
149. Kelly (R-NY-19)#
150. Gilman (R-NY-20)
151. McNulty (D-NY-21)+
152. Sweeney (R-NY-22)
153. Boehlert (R-NY-23)#
154. McHugh (R-NY-24)
155. Walsh (R-NY-25)
156. Hinchey (D-NY-26)
157. Quinn (R-NY-30)*#
 
North Carolina
158. Clayton (D-NC-1)
159. Etheridge (D-NC-2)
160. Burr (R-NC-5)
161. Hayes (R-NC-8)#
162. Myrick (R-NC-9)
163. Watt (D-NC-12)
 
Ohio
164. Gillmor (R-OH-5)
165. Strickland (D-OH-6)
166. Boehner (R-OH-8)
167. Kaptur (D-OH-9)
168. Tubbs-Jones (D-OH-11)
169. Brown (D-OH-13)
170. Pryce (R-OH-15)
171. Traficant (D-OH-17)
172. Ney (R-OH-18)
173. LaTourette (R-OH-19)#
 
Oklahoma
174. Carson (D-OK-2)#
175. Watkins (R-OK-3)+
176. Watts (R-OK-4)
177. Istook (R-OK-5)
178. Lucas, F (R-OK-6)
 
Oregon
179. Wu (D-OR-1)
180. Walden (R-OR-2)
181. Blumenauer (D-OR-3)#
182. DeFazio (D-OR-4)#
183. Hooley (D-OR-5)
 
Pennsylvania
184. Brady (D-PA-1)
185. Borski (D-PA-3)#
186. Hart (R-PA-4)
187. Peterson (R-PA-5)
188. Holden (D-PA-6)#
189. Welden, C (R-PA-7)
190. Sherwood (R-PA-10)#
191. Kanjorski (D-PA-11)
192. Murtha (D-PA-12)
193. Hoeffel (D-PA-13)
194. Coyne (D-PA-14)+
195. Doyle (D-PA-18)
196. Platts (R-PA-19)#
197. Mascara (D-PA-20)#
198. English (R-PA-21)+
 
Rhode Island
199. Kennedy (D-RI-1)
 
South Carolina
200. Spratt (D-SC-5)
 
South Dakota
201. Thune (R-SD-AL)#
 
Tennessee
202. Duncan (R-TN-2)#
203. Clement (D-TN-5)*#
 
Texas
204. Sandlin (D-TX-1)#
205. Turner (D-TX-2)
206. Sessions (R-TX-5)
207. Lampson (D-TX-9)#
208. Edwards (D-TX-11)
209. Jackson-Lee (D-TX-18)
210. Reyes (D-TX-16)
211. Gonzalez (D-TX-20)
212. Bonilla (R-TX-23)
213. Frost (D-TX-24)
214. Bentsen (D-TX-25)
215. Rodriguez (D-TX-28)
216. Green (D-TX-29)
217. Johnson (D-TX-30)#
 
Utah
218. Matheson (D-UT-2)#
 
Virginia
219. Davis, J (R-VA-1)
220. Scott (D-VA-3)
221. Goode (I-VA-5)
222. Goodlatte (R-VA-6)
223. Moran (D-VA-8)
224. Boucher (D-VA-9)
225. Wolf (R-VA-10)
226. Davis, T (R-VA-11)
 
Vermont
227. Sanders (I-VT-AL)
 
Washington
228. Inslee (D-WA-1)
229. Larsen (D-WA-2)
230. Baird (D-WA-3)#
231. Hastings, D (R-WA-4)
232. Nethercutt (R-WA-5)
233. Dicks (D-WA-6)
234. McDermott (D-WA-7)+
235. Dunn (R-WA-8)+
 
West Virginia
236. Mollohan (D-WV-1)
237. Capito (R-WV-2)#
238. Rahall (D-WV-3)#
 
Wisconsin
239. Baldwin (D-WI-2)
240. Kind (D-WI-3)
241. Kleczka (D-WI-4)+
242. Petri (R-WI-6)
243. Green (R-WI-8)
* Original Sponsor
# Member, T&I
+ Member, Ways and Means

 

 

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2001 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers