Legislative Scorecard 2007 U.S. House of Representatives

Rhode Island-Wyoming


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1. Signature in support of a March 16, 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 = Indepdent

(#) = Congressional District

Rhode Island - Wyoming

House Votes
  Rhode Island 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Texas (Con't) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
D (1) Kennedy                 chk mrk chk mrk   D (27) Ortiz                   chk mrk
D (2) Langevin                   chk mrk   D (28) Cuellar                   chk mrk
  South Carolina 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10   D (29) Green, Gene               chk mrk   chk mrk
R (1) Brown                       D (30) Johnson, E. B.                   chk mrk
R (2) Wilson                       R (31) Carter                    
R (3) Barrett                       R (32) Sessions                    
R (4) Inglis                         Utah 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
D (5) Spratt                       D (1) Bishop                   chk mrk
D (6) Clyburn                   chk mrk   R (2) Matheson                    
  South Dakota 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Vermont 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
D (At Large) Herseth Sandlin                   chk mrk   D (At Large) Welch                   chk mrk
  Tennesse 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Virginia 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
R (1) Davis, David                       R (1) Wittman                   chk mrk
R (2) Duncan                   chk mrk   R (2) Drake                    
R (3) Wamp                       D (3) Scott                 chk mrk chk mrk
D (4) Davis, Lincoln                   chk mrk   R (4) Forbes                    
D (5) Cooper                   chk mrk   R (5) Goode                   chk mrk
D (6) Gordon   chk mrk           chk mrk   chk mrk   R (6) Goodlatte                    
R (7) Blackburn                       R (7) Cantor                    
D (8) Tanner                   chk mrk   D (8) Moran     chk mrk             chk mrk
D (9) Cohen     chk mrk         chk mrk chk mrk chk mrk   D (9) Boucher chk mrk chk mrk   chk mrk         chk mrk chk mrk
  Texas 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10   R (10) Wolf                   chk mrk
R (1) Gohmert       chk mrk           chk mrk   R (11) Davis, Tom                   chk mrk
R (2) Poe                   chk mrk     Washington 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
R (3) Johnson, Sam                       D (1) Inslee   chk mrk               chk mrk
R (4) Hall                       D (2) Larsen                   chk mrk
R (5) Hensarling                       D (3) Baird   chk mrk               chk mrk
R (6) Barton                       R (4) Hastings                    
R (7) Culberson                   chk mrk   R (5) McMorris Rodgers   chk mrk               chk mrk
R (8) Brady                   chk mrk   D (6) Dicks                   chk mrk
D (9) Green, Al                 chk mrk chk mrk   D (7) McDermott                   chk mrk
R (10) McCaul                   chk mrk   R (8) Reichert                   chk mrk
R (11) Conaway                       D (9) Smith                   chk mrk
R (12) Granger                         West Virginia 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
R (13) Thornberry                       D Mollohan                   chk mrk
R (14) Paul         chk mrk       chk mrk chk mrk   R Capito                   chk mrk
D (15) Hinojosa                   chk mrk   D Rahall   chk mrk         chk mrk     chk mrk
D (16) Reyes                   chk mrk     Wisconsin 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
D (17) Edwards                   chk mrk   R (1) Ryan                    
D (18) Jackson-Lee     chk mrk       chk mrk   chk mrk chk mrk   D (2) Baldwin chk mrk chk mrk               chk mrk
R (19) Neugebauer                       D (3) Kind   chk mrk chk mrk             chk mrk
D (20) Gonzalez   chk mrk chk mrk             chk mrk   D (4) Moore                   chk mrk
R (21) Smith                       R (5) Sensenbrenner                    
D (22) Lampson                   chk mrk   R (6) Petri                    
D (23) Rodriguez                   chk mrk   D (7) Obey                   chk mrk
R (24) Marchant                       D (8) Kagen                   chk mrk
D (25) Doggett   chk mrk               chk mrk     Wyoming 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
R (26) Burgess                   chk mrk   R (At Large) Cubin   chk mrk