H.R. 1140 now up to 330 co-sponsors

CLEVELAND, April 30 -- Rail labor lobbyists have secured 330 co-sponsors of H.R. 1140 in the House and 45 co-sponsors in the Senate for S. 697, the Railroad Retirement and Survivors' Improvement Act of 2001.

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:

What follows is a list of co-sponsors of H.R. 1140, as of April 30, 2001:

1. Young (R-AK-AL)*#
2. Callahan (R-Al-1)
3. Aderholt (R-AL-4)
4. Cramer (D-AL-5)
5. Bachus (R-AL-6)#
6. Hilliard (D-AL-7)
7. Pastor (D-AZ-2)
8. Stump (R-AZ-3)
9. Berry (D-AR-1)#
10. Snyder (D-AR-2)
11. Hutchinson (R-AR-3)#
12. Ross (D-AR-4)
13. Thompson (D-CA-1)
14. Dolittle (R-CA-4)
15. Matsui (D-CA-5)+
16. Woolsey (D-CA-6)
17. Miller, George (D-CA-7)
18. Pelosi (D-CA-8)
19. Lee (D-CA-9)
20. Tauscher (D-CA-10)#
21. Pombo (R-CA-11)#
22. Lantos (D-CA-12)
23. Stark (D-CA-13)+
24. Honda (D-CA-15)#
25. Lofgren (D-CA-16)
26. Condit (D-CA-18)
27. Capps (D-CA-22)
28. Gallegly (R-CA-23)
29. Sherman (D-CA-24)
30. Berman (D-CA-26)
31. Schiff (D-CA-27)
32. Waxman (D-CA-29)
33. Becerra (D-CA-30)+
34. Roybal-Allard (D-CA-33)
35. Napolitano (D-CA-34)
36. Millender-McDonald (D-CA-37)#
37. Horn (R-CA-38)#
38. Baca (D-CA-42)
39. Bono (R-CA-44)
40. Sanchez (D-CA-46)
41. Filner (D-CA-50)#
42. DeGette (D-CO-1)
43. Udall, M (D-CO-2)
44. McInnis (R-CO-3)+
45. Simmons (R-CT-2)#
46. DeLauro (D-CT-3)
47. Castle (R-DE-AL)
48. Norton (D-DC-AL)#
49. Boyd (D-FL-2)
50. Brown, C (D-FL-3)#
51. Crenshaw (R-FL-4)
52. Thurman (D-FL-5)+
53. Mica (R-FL-7)#
54. Keller (R-FL-8)
55. Davis, J (D-FL-11)
56. Putnam (R-FL-12)
57. Foley (R-FL-16)+
58. Meek (D-FL-17)
59. Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL-18)
60. Wexler (D-FL-19)
61. Deutsch (D-FL-20)
62. Hastings (D-FL-23)
63. Bishop (D-GA-2)
64. Collins (R-GA-3)+
65. McKinney (D-GA-4)
66. Lewis, J (D-GA-5)+
67. Isakson (R-GA-6)#
68. Chambliss (R-GA-8)
69. Norwood (R-GA-10)
70. Linder (R-GA-11)
71. Abercrombie (D-HI-1)
72. Mink (D-HI-2)
73. Otter (R-ID-1)#
74. Simpson (R-ID-2)#
75. Rush (D-IL-1)
76. Jackson (D-IL-2)
77. Lipinski (D-IL-3)#
78. Gutierrez (D-IL-4)
79. Blagojevich (D-IL-5)
80. Hyde (R-IL-6)
81. Davis (D-IL-7)
82. Schakowsky (D-IL-9)
83. Weller (R-IL-11)+
84. Costello (D-IL-12)#
85. Johnson (R-IL-15)#
86. Manzullo (R-IL-16)
87. Evans (D-IL-17)
88. LaHood (R-IL-18)
89. Phelps (D-IL-19)
90. Shimkus (R-IL-20)
91. Visclosky (D-IN-1)
92. Roemer (D-IN-3)
93. Burton (R-IN-6)
94. Kerns (R-IN-7)#
95. Hill (D-IN-9)
96. Carson (D-IN-10)
97. Leach (R-IA-1)
98. Boswell (D-IA-3)#
99. Ganske (R-IA-4)
100. Latham (R-IA-5)
101. Moran (R-KS-1)#
102. Moore (D-KS-3)
103. Tiahrt (R-KS-4)
104. Whitfield (R-KY-1)
105. Lewis, R (R-KY-2)+
106. Lucas (D-KY-4)
107. Rogers (R-KY-5)
108. Fletcher (R-KY-6)
109. Jefferson (D-LA-2)+
110. Tauzin (R-LA-3)
111. Cooksey (R-LA-5)#
112. Baker (R-LA-6)#
113. John (D-LA-7)
114. Allen (D-ME-1)
115. Baldacci (D-ME-2)#
116. Gilchrest (R-MD-1)#
117. Ehrlich (R-MD-2)
118. Cardin (D-MD-3)+
119. Wynn (D-MD-4)
120. Hoyer (D-MD-5)
121. Bartlett (R-MD-6)
122. Cummings (D-MD-7)#
123. Morella (R-MD-8)
124. Olver (D-MA-1)
125. Neal (D-MA-2)+
126. McGovern (D-MA-3)#
127. Frank (D-MA-4)
128. Tierney (D-MA-6)
129. Markey (D-MA-7)
130. Capuano (D-MA-8)
131. Moakley (D-MA-9)
132. Delahunt (D-MA-10)
133. Stupak (D-MI-1)
134. Ehlers (R-MI-3)#
135. Camp (R-MI-4)+
136. Barcia (D-MI-5)#
137. Upton (R-MI-6)
138. Rogers (R-MI-8)#
139. Kildee (D-MI-9)
140. Bonior (D-MI-10)
141. Levin (D-MI-12)+
142. Rivers (D-MI-13)
143. Conyers (D-MI-14)
144. Kilpatrick (D-MI-15)
145. Dingell (D-MI-16)
146. Gutknecht (R-MN-1)
147. Kennedy (R-MN-2)#
148. Ramstad (R-MN-3)+
149. McCollum (D-MN-4)
150. Sabo (D-MN-5)
151. Luther (D-MN-6)
152. Peterson (D-MN-7)
153. Oberstar (D-MN-8)*#
154. Wicker (R-MS-1)
155. Thompson, B (D-MS-2)
156. Pickering (R-MS-3)
157. Shows (D-MS-4)
158. Clay (D-MO-1)
159. Akin (R-MO-2)
160. Gephardt (D-MO-3)
161. Skelton (D-MO-4)
162. McCarthy (D-MO-5)
163. Graves (R-MO-6)#
164. Blunt (R-MO-7)
165. Emerson (R-MO-8)
166. Hulshof (R-MO-9)+
167. Rehberg (R-MT-AL)#
168. Bereuter (R-NE-1)#
169. Terry (R-NE-2)
170. Osborne (R-NE-3)
171. Berkley (D-NV-1)#
172. Gibbons (R-NV-2)
173. Bass (R-NH-2)
174. Andrews (D-NJ-1)
175. LoBiondo (R-NJ-2)#
176. Saxton (R-NJ-3)
177. Smith, C (R-NJ-4)
178. Roukema (R-NJ-5)
179. Pallone (D-NJ-6)
180. Ferguson (R-NJ-7)#
181. Pascrell (D-NJ-8)#
182. Rothman (D-NJ-9)
183. Payne (D-NJ-10)
184. Holt (D-NJ-12)
185. Menendez (D-NJ-13)#
186. Skeen (R-NM-2)
187. Udall, T (D-NM-3)
188. Grucci (R-NY-1)
189. Israel (R-NY-2)
190. King (R-NY-3)
191. McCarthy (D-NY-4)
192. Ackerman (D-NY-5)
193. Meeks (D-NY-6)
194. Crowley (D-NY-7)
195. Nadler (D-NY-8)#
196. Weiner (D-NY-9)
197. Towns (D-NY-10)
198. Owens (D-NY-11)
199. Velazquez (D-NY-12)
200. Maloney (D-NY-14)
201. Rangel (D-NY-15)+
202. Serrano (D-NY-16)
203. Engel (D-NY-17)
204. Kelly (R-NY-19)#
205. Gilman (R-NY-20)
206. McNulty (D-NY-21)+
207. Sweeney (R-NY-22)
208. Boehlert (R-NY-23)#
209. McHugh (R-NY-24)
210. Walsh (R-NY-25)
211. Hinchey (D-NY-26)
212. Slaughter (D-NY-28)
213. LaFalce (D-NY-29)
214. Quinn (R-NY-30)*#
215. Clayton (D-NC-1)
216. Etheridge (D-NC-2)
217. Jones (R-NC-3)
218. Price (D-NC-4)
219. Burr (R-NC-5)
220. Coble (R-NC-6)#
221. McIntyre (D-NC-7)
222. Hayes (R-NC-8)#
223. Myrick (R-NC-9)
224. Watt (D-NC-12)
225. Pomeroy (D-ND-AL)+
226. Portman (R-OH-2)+
227. Hall (D-OH-3)
228. Oxley (R-OH-4)
229. Gillmor (R-OH-5)
230. Strickland (D-OH-6)
231. Boehner (R-OH-8)
232. Kaptur (D-OH-9)
233. Kucinich (D-OH-10)
234. Tubbs-Jones (D-OH-11)
235. Tiberi (R-OH-12)
236. Brown (D-OH-13)
237. Sawyer (D-OH-14)
238. Pryce (R-OH-15)
239. Traficant (D-OH-17)
240. Ney (R-OH-18)
241. LaTourette (R-OH-19)#
242. Carson (D-OK-2)#
243. Watkins (R-OK-3)+
244. Watts (R-OK-4)
245. Istook (R-OK-5)
246. Lucas, F (R-OK-6)
247. Wu (D-OR-1)
248. Walden (R-OR-2)
249. Blumenauer (D-OR-3)#
250. DeFazio (D-OR-4)#
251. Hooley (D-OR-5)
252. Brady (D-PA-1)
253. Fattah (D-PA-2)
254. Borski (D-PA-3)#
255. Hart (R-PA-4)
256. Peterson (R-PA-5)
257. Holden (D-PA-6)#
258. Welden, C (R-PA-7)
259. Sherwood (R-PA-10)#
260. Kanjorski (D-PA-11)
261. Murtha (D-PA-12)
262. Hoeffel (D-PA-13)
263. Coyne (D-PA-14)+
264. Gekas (R-PA-17)
265. Doyle (D-PA-18)
266. Platts (R-PA-19)#
267. Mascara (D-PA-20)#
268. English (R-PA-21)+
269. Kennedy (D-RI-1)
270. Langevin (D-RI-2)
271. Brown (R-SC-1)#
272. Graham (R-SC-3)
273. Spratt (D-SC-5)
274. Clyburn (D-SC-6)
275. Thune (R-SD-AL)#
276. Jenkins (R-TN-1)
277. Duncan (R-TN-2)#
278. Clement (D-TN-5)*#
279. Gordon (D-TN-6)
280. Tanner (D-TN-8)+
281. Ford (D-TN-9)
282. Sandlin (D-TX-1)#
283. Turner (D-TX-2)
284. Sessions (R-TX-5)
285. Barton (R-TX-6)
286. Lampson (D-TX-9)#
287. Edwards (D-TX-11)
288. Granger (R-TX-12)
289. Hinojosa (D-TX-15)
290. Reyes (D-TX-16)
291. Jackson-Lee (D-TX-18)
292. Combest (R-TX-19)
293. Gonzalez (D-TX-20)
294. Bonilla (R-TX-23)
295. Frost (D-TX-24)
296. Bentsen (D-TX-25)
297. Ortiz (D-TX-27)
298. Rodriguez (D-TX-28)
299. Green (D-TX-29)
300. Johnson (D-TX-30)#
301. Hansen (R-UT-1)
302. Matheson (D-UT-2)#
303. Davis, J (R-VA-1)
304. Schrock (R-VA-2)
305. Scott (D-VA-3)
306. Goode (I-VA-5)
307. Goodlatte (R-VA-6)
308. Moran (D-VA-8)
309. Boucher (D-VA-9)
310. Wolf (R-VA-10)
311. Davis, T (R-VA-11)
312. Sanders (I-VT-AL)
313. Inslee (D-WA-1)
314. Larsen (D-WA-2)
315. Baird (D-WA-3)#
316. Hastings, D (R-WA-4)
317. Nethercutt (R-WA-5)
318. Dicks (D-WA-6)
319. McDermott (D-WA-7)+
320. Dunn (R-WA-8)+
321. Smith (D-WA-9)
322. Mollohan (D-WV-1)
323. Capito (R-WV-2)#
324. Rahall (D-WV-3)#
325. Baldwin (D-WI-2)
326. Kind (D-WI-3)
327. Kleczka (D-WI-4)+
328. Petri (R-WI-6)
329. Green (R-WI-8)
330. 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 30, 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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