H.R. 1140 now has 317 co-sponsors; S. 697 has 45

CLEVELAND, April 25 -- With members of the House and Senate back in session following the Easter Recess, rail labor lobbyists have resumed the battle for the Railroad Retirement and Survivors' Improvement Act of 2001.

In the House, H.R. 1140 is now up to 317 co-sponsors. In the Senate, S. 697 has 45 co-sponsors.

The House and Senate bills contain all the benefit improvements 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.

BLE and GIA members are asked to help in the lobbying effort by contacting their members of Congress. Any legislator not on the list below should be contacted and encouraged to sign on as a co-sponsor of H.R. 1140 or S. 697.

Contact information for Representatives and Senators is available on the following websites:

U.S. House of Representatives
http://www.house.gov
 
U.S. Senate
http://www.senate.gov
 

What follows is a list of H.R. 1140's co-sponsors, as of April 25, 2001

1. Young (R-AK-AL)*#
2. Callahan (R-Al-1)
3. Cramer (D-AL-5)
4. Bachus (R-AL-6)#
5. Hilliard (D-AL-7)
6. Pastor (D-AZ-2)
7. Stump (R-AZ-3)
8. Berry (D-AR-1)#
9. Snyder (D-AR-2)
10. Hutchinson (R-AR-3)#
11. Ross (D-AR-4)
12. Thompson (D-CA-1)
13. Dolittle (R-CA-4)
14. Matsui (D-CA-5)+
15. Woolsey (D-CA-6)
16. Miller, George (D-CA-7)
17. Pelosi (D-CA-8)
18. Lee (D-CA-9)
19. Tauscher (D-CA-10)#
20. Pombo (R-CA-11)#
21. Lantos (D-CA-12)
22. Stark (D-CA-13)+
23. Honda (D-CA-15)#
24. Lofgren (D-CA-16)
25. Condit (D-CA-18)
26. Capps (D-CA-22)
27. Gallegly (R-CA-23)
28. Berman (D-CA-26)
29. Schiff (D-CA-27)
30. Waxman (D-CA-29)
31. Becerra (D-CA-30)+
32. Roybal-Allard (D-CA-33)
33. Napolitano (D-CA-34)
34. Horn (R-CA-38)#
35. Baca (D-CA-42)
36. Bono (R-CA-44)
37. Filner (D-CA-50)#
38. DeGette (D-CO-1)
39. Udall, M (D-CO-2)
40. Simmons (R-CT-2)#
41. DeLauro (D-CT-3)
42. Castle (R-DE-AL)
43. Norton (D-DC-AL)#
44. Boyd (D-FL-2)
45. Brown, C (D-FL-3)#
46. Crenshaw (R-FL-4)
47. Thurman (D-FL-5)+
48. Mica (R-FL-7)#
49. Keller (R-FL-8)
50. Davis, J (D-FL-11)
51. Putnam (R-FL-12)
52. Foley (R-FL-16)+
53. Meek (D-FL-17)
54. Wexler (D-FL-19)
55. Deutsch (D-FL-20)
56. Hastings (D-FL-23)
57. Bishop (D-GA-2)
58. Collins (R-GA-3)+
59. McKinney (D-GA-4)
60. Lewis, J (D-GA-5)+
61. Isakson (R-GA-6)#
62. Chambliss (R-GA-8)
63. Norwood (R-GA-10)
64. Linder (R-GA-11)
65. Abercrombie (D-HI-1)
66. Mink (D-HI-2)
67. Otter (R-ID-1)#
68. Simpson (R-ID-2)#
69. Rush (D-IL-1)
70. Jackson (D-IL-2)
71. Lipinski (D-IL-3)#
72. Gutierrez (D-IL-4)
73. Blagojevich (D-IL-5)
74. Hyde (R-IL-6)
75. Davis (D-IL-7)
76. Schakowsky (D-IL-9)
77. Weller (R-IL-11)+
78. Costello (D-IL-12)#
79. Johnson (R-IL-15)#
80. Manzullo (R-IL-16)
81. Evans (D-IL-17)
82. LaHood (R-IL-18)
83. Phelps (D-IL-19)
84. Shimkus (R-IL-20)
85. Visclosky (D-IN-1)
86. Roemer (D-IN-3)
87. Burton (R-IN-6)
88. Kerns (R-IN-7)#
89. Hill (D-IN-9)
90. Carson (D-IN-10)
91. Leach (R-IA-1)
92. Boswell (D-IA-3)#
93. Ganske (R-IA-4)
94. Latham (R-IA-5)
95. Moran (R-KS-1)#
96. Moore (D-KS-3)
97. Tiahrt (R-KS-4)
98. Whitfield (R-KY-1)
99. Lewis, R (R-KY-2)+
100. Lucas (D-KY-4)
101. Rogers (R-KY-5)
102. Fletcher (R-KY-6)
103. Jefferson (D-LA-2)+
104. Tauzin (R-LA-3)
105. Cooksey (R-LA-5)#
106. Baker (R-LA-6)#
107. John (D-LA-7)
108. Baldacci (D-ME-2)#
109. Gilchrest (R-MD-1)#
110. Ehrlich (R-MD-2)
111. Cardin (D-MD-3)+
112. Wynn (D-MD-4)
113. Hoyer (D-MD-5)
114. Bartlett (R-MD-6)
115. Cummings (D-MD-7)#
116. Morella (R-MD-8)
117. Olver (D-MA-1)
118. McGovern (D-MA-3)#
119. Frank (D-MA-4)
120. Tierney (D-MA-6)
121. Markey (D-MA-7)
122. Capuano (D-MA-8)
123. Moakley (D-MA-9)
124. Delahunt (D-MA-10)
125. Stupak (D-MI-1)
126. Ehlers (R-MI-3)#
127. Camp (R-MI-4)+
128. Barcia (D-MI-5)#
129. Upton (R-MI-6)
130. Rogers (R-MI-8)#
131. Kildee (D-MI-9)
132. Bonior (D-MI-10)
133. Levin (D-MI-12)+
134. Rivers (D-MI-13)
135. Conyers (D-MI-14)
136. Kilpatrick (D-MI-15)
137. Dingell (D-MI-16)
138. Gutknecht (R-MN-1)
139. Kennedy (R-MN-2)#
140. Ramstad (R-MN-3)+
141. McCollum (D-MN-4)
142. Sabo (D-MN-5)
143. Luther (D-MN-6)
144. Peterson (D-MN-7)
145. Oberstar (D-MN-8)*#
146. Wicker (R-MS-1)
147. Thompson, B (D-MS-2)
148. Pickering (R-MS-3)
149. Shows (D-MS-4)
150. Clay (D-MO-1)
151. Akin (R-MO-2)
152. Gephardt (D-MO-3)
153. Skelton (D-MO-4)
154. McCarthy (D-MO-5)
155. Blunt (R-MO-7)
156. Emerson (R-MO-8)
157. Hulshof (R-MO-9)+
158. Rehberg (R-MT-AL)#
159. Bereuter (R-NE-1)#
160. Terry (R-NE-2)
161. Osborne (R-NE-3)
162. Berkley (D-NV-1)#
163. Gibbons (R-NV-2)
164. Bass (R-NH-2)
165. Andrews (D-NJ-1)
166. LoBiondo (R-NJ-2)#
167. Saxton (R-NJ-3)
168. Smith, C (R-NJ-4)
169. Roukema (R-NJ-5)
170. Pallone (D-NJ-6)
171. Ferguson (R-NJ-7)#
172. Pascrell (D-NJ-8)#
173. Rothman (D-NJ-9)
174. Payne (D-NJ-10)
175. Holt (D-NJ-12)
176. Menendez (D-NJ-13)#
177. Skeen (R-NM-2)
178. Udall, T (D-NM-3)
179. Grucci (R-NY-1)
180. Israel (R-NY-2)
181. King (R-NY-3)
182. McCarthy (D-NY-4)
183. Ackerman (D-NY-5)
184. Meeks (D-NY-6)
185. Crowley (D-NY-7)
186. Nadler (D-NY-8)#
187. Weiner (D-NY-9)
188. Towns (D-NY-10)
189. Owens (D-NY-11)
190. Velazquez (D-NY-12)
191. Maloney (D-NY-14)
192. Rangel (D-NY-15)+
193. Serrano (D-NY-16)
194. Engel (D-NY-17)
195. Kelly (R-NY-19)#
196. Gilman (R-NY-20)
197. McNulty (D-NY-21)+
198. Sweeney (R-NY-22)
199. Boehlert (R-NY-23)#
200. McHugh (R-NY-24)
201. Walsh (R-NY-25)
202. Hinchey (D-NY-26)
203. Slaughter (D-NY-28)
204. LaFalce (D-NY-29)
205. Quinn (R-NY-30)*#
206. Clayton (D-NC-1)
207. Etheridge (D-NC-2)
208. Jones (R-NC-3)
209. Price (D-NC-4)
210. Burr (R-NC-5)
211. Coble (R-NC-6)#
212. McIntyre (D-NC-7)
213. Hayes (R-NC-8)#
214. Myrick (R-NC-9)
215. Watt (D-NC-12)
216. Portman (R-OH-2)+
217. Hall (D-OH-3)
218. Oxley (R-OH-4)
219. Gillmor (R-OH-5)
220. Strickland (D-OH-6)
221. Boehner (R-OH-8)
222. Kaptur (D-OH-9)
223. Kucinich (D-OH-10)
224. Tubbs-Jones (D-OH-11)
225. Tiberi (R-OH-12)
226. Brown (D-OH-13)
227. Sawyer (D-OH-14)
228. Pryce (R-OH-15)
229. Traficant (D-OH-17)
230. Ney (R-OH-18)
231. LaTourette (R-OH-19)#
232. Carson (D-OK-2)#
233. Watkins (R-OK-3)+
234. Watts (R-OK-4)
235. Istook (R-OK-5)
236. Lucas, F (R-OK-6)
237. Wu (D-OR-1)
238. Walden (R-OR-2)
239. Blumenauer (D-OR-3)#
240. DeFazio (D-OR-4)#
241. Hooley (D-OR-5)
242. Brady (D-PA-1)
243. Borski (D-PA-3)#
244. Hart (R-PA-4)
245. Peterson (R-PA-5)
246. Holden (D-PA-6)#
247. Welden, C (R-PA-7)
248. Sherwood (R-PA-10)#
249. Kanjorski (D-PA-11)
250. Murtha (D-PA-12)
251. Hoeffel (D-PA-13)
252. Coyne (D-PA-14)+
253. Gekas (R-PA-17)
254. Doyle (D-PA-18)
255. Platts (R-PA-19)#
256. Mascara (D-PA-20)#
257. English (R-PA-21)+
258. Kennedy (D-RI-1)
259. Langevin (D-RI-2)
260. Graham (R-SC-3)
261. Spratt (D-SC-5)
262. Clyburn (D-SC-6)
263. Thune (R-SD-AL)#
264. Jenkins (R-TN-1)
265. Duncan (R-TN-2)#
266. Clement (D-TN-5)*#
267. Gordon (D-TN-6)
268. Tanner (D-TN-8)+
269. Ford (D-TN-9)
270. Sandlin (D-TX-1)#
271. Turner (D-TX-2)
272. Sessions (R-TX-5)
273. Barton (R-TX-6)
274. Lampson (D-TX-9)#
275. Edwards (D-TX-11)
276. Granger (R-TX-12)
277. Reyes (D-TX-16)
278. Jackson-Lee (D-TX-18)
279. Combest (R-TX-19)
280. Gonzalez (D-TX-20)
281. Bonilla (R-TX-23)
282. Frost (D-TX-24)
283. Bentsen (D-TX-25)
284. Ortiz (D-TX-27)
285. Rodriguez (D-TX-28)
286. Green (D-TX-29)
287. Johnson (D-TX-30)#
288. Hansen (R-UT-1)
289. Matheson (D-UT-2)#
290. Davis, J (R-VA-1)
291. Schrock (R-VA-2)
292. Scott (D-VA-3)
293. Goode (I-VA-5)
294. Goodlatte (R-VA-6)
295. Moran (D-VA-8)
296. Boucher (D-VA-9)
297. Wolf (R-VA-10)
298. Davis, T (R-VA-11)
299. Sanders (I-VT-AL)
300. Inslee (D-WA-1)
301. Larsen (D-WA-2)
302. Baird (D-WA-3)#
303. Hastings, D (R-WA-4)
304. Nethercutt (R-WA-5)
305. Dicks (D-WA-6)
306. McDermott (D-WA-7)+
307. Dunn (R-WA-8)+
308. Smith (D-WA-9)
309. Mollohan (D-WV-1)
310. Capito (R-WV-2)#
311. Rahall (D-WV-3)#
312. Baldwin (D-WI-2)
313. Kind (D-WI-3)
314. Kleczka (D-WI-4)+
315. Petri (R-WI-6)
316. Green (R-WI-8)
317. Cubin (R-WY-AL)
* Original Sponsor
# Member, T&I
+ Member, Ways and Means
 
 

 
 
What follows is a list of S. 697's co-sponsors, as of April 25, 2001
 
1. Hutchinson, Tim (R-AR)*
2. Lincoln, Blanche L (D-AR)*#
3. Biden, Joe (D-DE)
4. Carper, Thomas (D-DE.
5. Cleland, Max (D-GA.
6. Miller, Zel (D-GA)
7. Craig, Larry (R-ID)*
8. Crapo, Michael (R-ID)*
9. Durbin, Richard (D-IL)
10. Bayh, Evan (D-IN.
11. Harkin, Tom (D-IA.
12. Brownback, Sam (R-KS)*
13. Roberts, Pat (R-KS)*
14. Breaux, John (D-LA)*#
15. Landrieu, Mary (D-LA)
16. Mikulski, Barbara (D-MD)*
17. Sarbanes, Paul (D-MD)
18. Kerry, John (D-MA)*#
19. Collins, Susan (R-ME)*
20. Stabenow, Debbie (D-MI)
21. Dayton, Mark (D-MN)
22. Wellstone, Paul (D-MN)
23. Carnahan, Jean (D-MO)
24. Baucus, Max (D-MT)*#
25. Burns, Conrad (R-MT)
26. Hagel, Chuck (R-NE)*
27. Nelson, Ben (D-NE.
28. Torricelli, Robert (D-NJ)*#
29. Helms, Jesse (R-NC.
30. Bingaman, Jeff (D-NM)*#
31. Schumer, Charles (D-NY)
32. Conrad, Kent (D-ND)*#
33. Dorgan, Byron (D-ND)#
34. DeWine, Mike (R-OH)
35. Smith, Gordon (R-OR)*
36. Specter, Arlen (R-PA)
37. Reed, Jack (D-RI)
38. Chafee, Lincoln (R-RI)
39. Daschle, Thomas (D-SD)*#
40. Johnson, Tim (D-SD.
41. Hatch, Orrin (R-UT)*#
42. Warner, John (R-VA)*
43. Murray, Patty (D-WA)
44. Byrd, Robert (D-WV.
45. Rockefeller, John (D-WV)*#
* Original Cosponsor
# Member, Senate Finance Committee
 

 

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