Legislative Scorecard 2007 U.S. House of Representatives

Louisiana-Nevada


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1. Signature in support of a Ma y 4, 2007 letter circulated by members of  the House of Representatives requesting that the leaders of the Committee on Appropriation 's Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies include $226.18 million for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and $100 million for the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries program in the 2008 funding bill.
 
2. HR 278 - Co-sponsorship of this bill
supports the creation of a permanent exemption for the E-rate and other Universal Service Fund (USF) programs from having to comply with government accounting requirements known as the Anti-Deficiency Act.
 
3. HR 1117 - Co-sponsorship of the Identification Security Enhancement Act of 2007, which supports repeals of the Real ID Act of 2005 and establishes a process for developing standards for state-issued driver's licenses and personal identification cards accepted by federal agencies.
 
4. HR 1201 - Co-sponsorship of the FAIR USE Act of 2007, which amends both the Copyright Act and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to promote innovation, to encourage the introduction of new technology, to enhance library preservation efforts, and to protect the fair use rights of consumers.

5. HR 1255 - Co-sponsorship of the Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2007, which supports the establishment of procedures to be followed by the National Archives when considering Presidents' claims of constitutionally based privilege against disclosure of Presidential records.

6. HR 1309 - Co-sponsorship of the Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 2007, which supports the revision of requirements for federal agency disclosures of information requested under the Freedom if Information Act (FOIA) promoting accessibility, accountability, and openness in Government.
 
7. HR 1877- Co-sponsorship of the LIBRARIAN Act, which supports the authorization for cancellation of Perkins Loans for students who perform public service as librarians in low-income schools and public libraries.
 
8. HR 2864 - Co-sponsorship of the SKILLs Act which supports the requirement of state and local educational agencies to employ state-certified school library media specialists in every school as a condition for receiving funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
 
9. HR 3189 - Co-sponsorship of the National Security Letters (NSL) Reform Act of 2007 which supports the establishment  of limitations on the use of NSL issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to wiretap telecommunication service providers for the production of specified records and information about customers.
 

10. A March 14, 2007 vote in the House of Representatives to pass HR 1309, the Freedom of Information Act Amendments of 2007.


Key

chk mrk indicates the signing of a letter, co-sponsorship of a bill, or a vote in support of legislation benefiting libraries

R = Republican

D = Democrat

I = Indepndent

(#) = Congressional District

Louisiana - Nevada

House Votes
  Louisiana 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Minnesota 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
R (1) Jindal                   chk mrk   D (1) Walz                   chk mrk
D (2) Jefferson                   chk mrk   R (2) Kline       chk mrk            
D (3) Melancon                   chk mrk   R (3) Ramstad                   chk mrk
R (4) McCrery                       D (4) McCollum                   chk mrk
R (5) Alexander                   chk mrk   D (5) Ellison     chk mrk           chk mrk chk mrk
R (6) Baker                       R (6) Bachmann                    
R (7) Boustany                   chk mrk   D (7) Peterson   chk mrk               chk mrk
  Maine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10   D (8) Oberstar                   chk mrk
D (1) Allen   chk mrk chk mrk             chk mrk     Mississippi 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
D (2) Michaud   chk mrk chk mrk         chk mrk   chk mrk   R (1) Wicker                    
  Maryland 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10   D (2) Thompson                   chk mrk
R (1) Gilchrest                   chk mrk   R (3) Pickering                   chk mrk
D (2) Ruppersberger     chk mrk             chk mrk   D (4) Taylor                   chk mrk
D (3) Sarbanes                   chk mrk     Missouri 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
D (4) Wynn                   chk mrk   D (1) Clay         chk mrk chk mrk       chk mrk
D (5) Hoyer                   chk mrk   R (2) Akin       chk mrk            
R (6) Bartlett                   chk mrk   D (3) Carnahan                   chk mrk
D (7) Cummings     chk mrk   chk mrk         chk mrk   D (4) Skelton                   chk mrk
D (8) Van Hollen   chk mrk     chk mrk         chk mrk   D (5) Cleaver     chk mrk             chk mrk
  Massachusetts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10   R (6) Graves                   chk mrk
D (1) Olver     chk mrk             chk mrk   R (7) Blunt                   chk mrk
D (2) Neal                   chk mrk   R (8) Emerson                   chk mrk
D (3) McGovern   chk mrk           chk mrk   chk mrk   R (9) Hulshof                   chk mrk
D (4) Frank                   chk mrk     Montana 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
D (5) Tsongas                   chk mrk   R (At Large) Rehberg   chk mrk               chk mrk
D (6) Tierney                   chk mrk     Nebraska 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
D (7) Markey   chk mrk               chk mrk   R Fortenberry   chk mrk               chk mrk
D (8) Capuano                   chk mrk   R Terry   chk mrk                
D (9) Lynch                   chk mrk   R Smith                   chk mrk
D (10) Delahunt                 chk mrk chk mrk     Nevada 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  Michigan 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10   D Berkley     chk mrk             chk mrk
D (1) Stupak   chk mrk               chk mrk   R Heller                    
R (2) Hoekstra                       R Porter                   chk mrk
R (3) Ehlers chk mrk           chk mrk chk mrk   chk mrk    










R (4) Camp                   chk mrk    










D (5) Kildee                   chk mrk    










R (6) Upton                        










R (7) Walberg       chk mrk                










R (8) Rogers                   chk mrk    










R (9) Knollenberg                        










R (10) Miller                   chk mrk    










R (11) McCotter       chk mrk     chk mrk     chk mrk    










D (12) Levin                   chk mrk    










D (13) Kilpatrick                   chk mrk    










D (14) Conyers                   chk mrk    










D (15) Dingell             chk mrk     chk mrk