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Welcome to the Save Social Security blog. This blog was established to document exactly where each representative and senator in the 109th Congress stands on Social Security "privatization", a.k.a. Social Security abolition.

UPDATE: Josh Marshall has come up with a better system than this, so I've decided to shut this one down. Thanks to everyone who helped. I've been amazed at the level of support I've gotten, and the volume of e-mails, but I can no longer keep the site going alone. Thanks for your support.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2005

No on Gonzales

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented actions. In this case, we, the undersigned bloggers, have decided to speak as one and collectively author a document of opposition. We oppose the nomination of Alberto Gonzales to the position of Attorney General of the United States, and we urge every United States Senator to vote against him.

As the prime legal architect for the policy of torture adopted by the Bush Administration, Gonzales's advice led directly to the abandonment of longstanding federal laws, the Geneva Conventions, and the United States Constitution itself. Our country, in following Gonzales's legal opinions, has forsaken its commitment to human rights and the rule of law and shamed itself before the world with our conduct at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib. The United States, a nation founded on respect for law and human rights, should not have as its Attorney General the architect of the law's undoing.

In January 2002, Gonzales advised the President that the United States Constitution does not apply to his actions as Commander in Chief, and thus the President could declare the Geneva Conventions inoperative. Gonzales's endorsement of the August 2002 Bybee/Yoo Memorandum approved a definition of torture so vague and evasive as to declare it nonexistent. Most shockingly, he has embraced the unacceptable view that the President has the power to ignore the Constitution, laws duly enacted by Congress and International treaties duly ratified by the United States. He has called the Geneva Conventions "quaint."

Legal opinions at the highest level have grave consequences. What were the consequences of Gonzales's actions? The policies for which Gonzales provided a cover of legality - views which he expressly reasserted in his Senate confirmation hearings - inexorably led to abuses that have undermined military discipline and the moral authority our nation once carried. His actions led directly to documented violations at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo and widespread abusive conduct in locales around the world.

Michael Posner of Human Rights First observed: "After the horrific images from Abu Ghraib became public last year, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld insisted that the world should 'judge us by our actions [and] watch how a democracy deals with the wrongdoing and with scandal and the pain of acknowledging and correcting our own mistakes.'" We agree. It is because of this that we believe the only proper course of action is for the Senate to reject Alberto Gonzales's nomination for Attorney General. As Posner notes, "[t]he world is indeed watching." Will the Senate condone torture? Will the Senate condone the rejection of the rule of law?

With this nomination, we have arrived at a crossroads as a nation. Now is the time for all citizens of conscience to stand up and take responsibility for what the world saw, and, truly, much that we have not seen, at Abu Ghraib and elsewhere. We oppose the confirmation of Alberto Gonzales as Attorney General of the United States, and we urge the Senate to reject him.

Signed,
Ken M

Monday, December 20, 2004

Bush May Be Borrowing Trouble with Social Security Plan

Ron Brownstein of the LA Times has a nice analysis of the risks of the Bush Social Security plan. Brownstein writes that even Wall Street is skeptical:

The plan Bush is expected to endorse would close that long-term funding gap by significantly reducing the growth in guaranteed benefits for future retirees, relying on the returns from the individual accounts to compensate for part of the loss.

In essence, the administration is betting that the markets will stomach even large amounts of explicit new debt for a Social Security plan that reduces the so-called implicit debt of unfunded future obligations.

The administration says it is finding plenty of Wall Street support for that logic. But some financial traders consider it more wish than forecast. They believe the markets will weigh the reality of massive new federal borrowing more than the promise of long-term savings — especially if the plan defers any benefit reductions far into the future, as seems possible.

"In an ideal world, the market would say, 'Good, they're doing something to fix Social Security,' " says Ethan Harris, chief U.S. economist for the investment firm Lehman Brothers. "But I think the market will focus almost exclusively on the increased deficit."

If Harris is right, that would mean higher interest rates — and bigger bills for mortgages and consumer loans.


Piratization!

Bush's Social Security Plan Would Fix Nothing

Nice analysis... I think $10.4 trillion is an exaggeration, but otherwise he hits the nail on the head.


Dec. 20 (Bloomberg) -- President George W. Bush talked at length last week about the long-term problems facing Social Security with its huge $10.4 trillion unfunded liability.

``The crisis is now,'' he said.

Then Bush described at length the glories of allowing workers to divert a portion of their payroll taxes to fund private investment accounts that would earn a better rate of return than the Social Security trust fund, accounts whose assets could be left to heirs.

``One of my strong beliefs is that all public policy, to the extent possible, ought to encourage ownership in America. I believe in owning things,'' the president said, to applause at the White House economic summit.

Not once, not once, did Bush acknowledge that the creation of private accounts actually would do nothing to make Social Security solvent in the long run. In fact, by itself, diverting a portion of payroll taxes makes the problem worse, not better.

Nor did Bush mention that, with the federal budget already deep in deficit, the government would need to borrow an additional $100 billion or more a year from the public to buy the private sector assets going into the private sector accounts.

Of course there was no need to mention that small point because the official administration line is that the added borrowing would have no impact on Treasury yields.

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Alabama

Senate:

Senator Jeff Sessions (R)
Unknown

Senator Richard Shelby (R)
Strongly For

House:

1 Jo Bonner (R)
Unknown

2 Terry Everett (R)
Unknown

3 Mike Rogers (R)
Unknown

4 Robert B. Aderholt (R)
Unknown

5 Robert E. (Bud) Cramer, Jr. (D)
Unknown

6 Spencer Bachus (R)
Unknown

7 Artur Davis (D)
Unknown

Alaska

Senate:

Senator Ted Stevens (R)
Unknown

Senator Lisa Murkowski (R)
Unknown

House:

1 Don Young (R)
Unknown

Arizona

Senate:

Senator Jon Kyl (R)
Strongly For

Senator John McCain (R)
Unknown

House:

1 Rick Renzi (R)
Unknown

2 Trent Franks (R)
Unknown

3 John B. Shadegg (R)
Unknown

4 Ed Pastor (D)
Unknown

5 J. D. Hayworth (R)
Unknown

6 Jeff Flake (R)
Unknown

7 Rau´ l M. Grijalva (D)
Unknown

8 Jim Kolbe(R)
Unknown

Arkansas

Senate:

Senator Mark Pryor (D)
Strongly Against

Senator Blanche Lambert Lincoln (D)
Strongly Against

House:

1 Marion Berry (D)
Unknown

2 Vic Snyder (D)
Unknown

3 John Boozman (R)
Unknown

4 Mike Ross (D)
Unknown

California

Senate:

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D)
Unknown

Senator Barbara Boxer (D)
Unknown

House:

1 Mike Thompson (D)
Unknown

2 Wally Herger (R)
Unknown

3 Daniel E. Lungren (R)
Unknown

4 John T. Doolittle (R)
Unknown

5 Robert T. Matsui (D)
Unknown

6 Lynn C. Woolsey (D)
Unknown

7 George Miller (D)
Unknown

8 Nancy Pelosi (D)
Strongly Against (Thanks to Bhaal)

9 Barbara Lee (D)
Unknown

10 Ellen O. Tauscher (D)
Unknown

11 Richard W. Pombo (R)
Unknown

12 Tom Lantos (D)
Unknown

13 Fortney Pete Stark (D)
Unknown

14 Anna G. Eshoo (D)
Unknown

15 Michael M. Honda (D)
Unknown

16 Zoe Lofgren (D)
Unknown

17 Sam Farr (D)
Unknown

18 Dennis A. Cardoza (D)
Unknown

19 George Radanovich (R)
Unknown

20 Jim Costa (D)
Unknown

21 Devin Nunes (R)
Unknown

22 William M. Thomas (R)
Unknown

23 Lois Capps (D)
Unknown

24 Elton Gallegly (R)
Unknown

25 Howard P. ‘‘Buck’’ McKeon (R)
Unknown

26 David Dreier (R)
Unknown

27 Brad Sherman (D)
Unknown

28 Howard L. Berman (D)
Unknown

29 Adam B. Schiff (D)
Unknown

30 Henry A. Waxman (D)
Unknown

31 Xavier Becerra (D)
Unknown

32 Hilda L. Solis (D)
Unknown

33 Diane E. Watson (D)
Unknown

34 Lucille Roybal-Allard (D)
Unknown

35 Maxine Waters (D)
Unknown

36 Jane Harman (D)
Unknown

37 Juanita Millender-McDonald (D)
Unknown

38 Grace F. Napolitano (D)
Unknown

39 Linda T. Sa´nchez (D)
Unknown

40 Edward R. Royce (R)
Unknown

41 Jerry Lewis (R)
Unknown

42 Gary G. Miller (R)
Unknown

43 Joe Baca (D)
Unknown

44 Ken Calvert (R)
Unknown

45 Mary Bono (R)
Unknown

46 Dana Rohrabacher (R)
Unknown

47 Loretta Sanchez (D)
Unknown

48 Christopher Cox (R)
Unknown

49 Darrell E. Issa (R)
Unknown

50 Randy ‘‘Duke’’ Cunningham (R)
Unknown

51 Bob Filner (D)
Unknown

52 Duncan Hunter (R)
Unknown

53 Susan A. Davis (D)
Unknown

Colorado

Senate:

Senator Wayne Allard (R)
Unknown

Senator Ken Salazar (D)
Strongly Against

House:

1 Diana DeGette (D)
Unknown

2 Mark Udall (D)
Unknown

3 John T. Salazar (D)
Unknown

4 Marilyn N. Musgrave (R)
Unknown

5 Joel Hefley (R)
Unknown

6 Thomas G. Tancredo (R)
Unknown

7 Bob Beauprez (R)
Unknown

Connecticut

Senate:

Senator Joe Lieberman (D)
Unknown

Senator Christopher J. Dodd (D)
Strongly Against (Thanks to Alex T.)

House:

1 John B. Larson (D)
Unknown

2 Rob Simmons (R)
Strongly Against (Thanks to Alex T.)

3 Rosa L. DeLauro (D)
Unknown

4 Christopher Shays (R)
Unknown

5 Nancy L. Johnson (R)
Unknown

Delaware

Senate:

Senator Thomas R. Carper (D)
Unknown

Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D)
Unknown

House:

1 Michael N. Castle (R)
Unknown

Florida

Senate:

Senator Bill Nelson (D)
Unknown

Senator Mel Martinez (R)
Strongly For

House:

1 Jeff Miller (R)
Unknown

2 Allen Boyd (D)
Unknown

3 Corrine Brown (D)
Unknown

4 Ander Crenshaw (R)
Unknown

5 Ginny Brown-Waite (R)
Unknown

6 Cliff Stearns (R)
Unknown

7 John L. Mica (R)
Unknown

8 Ric Keller (R)
Unknown

9 Michael Bilirakis (R)
Unknown

10 C. W. Bill Young (R)
Unknown

11 Jim Davis (D)
Unknown

12 Adam H. Putnam (R)
Unknown

13 Katherine Harris (R)
Unknown

14 Connie Mack (R)
Unknown

15 Dave Weldon (R)
Unknown

16 Mark Foley (R)
Unknown

17 Kendrick B. Meek (D)
Unknown

18 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R)
Unknown

19 Robert Wexler (D)
Unknown

20 Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)
Unknown

21 Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R)
Unknown

22 E. Clay Shaw, Jr. (R)
Strongly For (Thanks to Molly B.)

23 Alcee L. Hastings (D)
Unknown

24 Tom Feeney (R)
Unknown

25 Mario Diaz-Balart (R)
Unknown

Georgia

Senate:

Senator Saxby Chambliss (R)
Unknown

Senator Johnny Isakson (R)
Unknown

House:

1 Jack Kingston (R)
Unknown

2 Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D)
Unknown

3 Jim Marshall (D)
Unknown

4 Cynthia McKinney (D)
Unknown

5 John Lewis (D)
Unknown

6 Tom Price (R)
Unknown

7 John Linder (R)
Unknown

8 Lynn A. Westmoreland (R)
Unknown

9 Charlie Norwood (R)
Unknown

10 Nathan Deal (R)
Unknown

11 Phil Gingrey (R)
Unknown

12 John Barrow (D)
Unknown

13 David Scott(D)
Unknown

Hawaii

Senate:

Senator Daniel K. Inouye(D)
Unknown

Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D)
Unknown

House:

1 Neil Abercrombie (D)
Unknown

2 Ed Case(D)
Unknown

Idaho

Senate:

Senator Larry E. Craig (R)
For

Senator Mike Crapo (R)
Unknown

House:

1 C. L. ‘‘Butch’’ Otter (R)
Unknown

2 Michael K. Simpson (R)
Unknown

Illinois

Senate:

Senator Richard J. Durbin (D)
Strongly Against

Senator Barack Obama (D)
Unknown

House:

1 Bobby L. Rush (D)
Unknown

2 Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. (D)
Unknown

3 Daniel Lipinski (D)
Unknown

4 Luis V. Gutierrez (D)
Unknown

5 Rahm Emanuel (D)
Unknown

6 Henry J. Hyde (R)
Unknown

7 Danny K. Davis (D)
Unknown

8 Melissa L. Bean (D)
Unknown

9 Janice D. Schakowsky (D)
Strongly Against - "I believe that privatizing Social Security raises several
problems..." (Thanks to Mark P.)

10 Mark Steven Kirk (R)
Unknown

11 Jerry Weller (R)
Unknown

12 Jerry F. Costello (D)
Unknown

13 Judy Biggert (R)
Unknown

14 J. Dennis Hastert (R)
Unknown

15 Timothy V. Johnson (R)
Unknown

16 Donald A. Manzullo (R)
Unknown

17 Lane Evans (D)
Unknown

18 Ray LaHood (R)
Unknown

19 John Shimkus(R)
Unknown

Indiana

Senate:

Senator Richard G. Lugar (R)
Unknown

Senator Evan Bayh (D)
Unknown

House:

1 Peter J. Visclosky (D)
Unknown

2 Chris Chocola (R)
Unknown

3 Mark E. Souder (R)
Unknown

4 Steve Buyer (R)
Unknown

5 Dan Burton (R)
Unknown

6 Mike Pence (R)
Unknown

7 Julia Carson (D)
Unknown

8 John N. Hostettler (R)
Unknown

9 Michael E. Sodrel (R)
Unknown

Iowa

Senate:

Senator Tom Harkin (D)
Strongly Against

Senator Charles "Chuck" Grassley (R)
Unknown

House:

1 Jim Nussle (R)
Unknown

2 James A. Leach (R)
Unknown

3 Leonard L. Boswell (D)
Unknown

4 Tom Latham (R)
Unknown

5 Steve King (R)
Unknown

Kansas

Senate:

Senator Pat Roberts (R)
Unknown

Senator Samuel D. Brownback (R)
Strongly For (Thanks to Max R.)

House:

1 Jerry Moran (R)
Unknown

2 Jim Ryun (R)
Unknown

3 Dennis Moore (D)
Leaning Against (Thanks to Max R.)

4 Todd Tiahrt (R)
Unknown

Kentucky

Senate:

Senator Mitch McConnell (R)
Unknown

Senator Jim Bunning (R)
Unknown

House:

1 Ed Whitfield (R)
Unknown

2 Ron Lewis (R)
Unknown

3 Anne M. Northup (R)
Unknown

4 Geoff Davis (R)
Unknown

5 Harold Rogers (R)
Unknown

6 Ben Chandler (D)
Unknown

Louisiana

Senate:

Senator Mary L. Landrieu (D)
Unknown

Senator David Vitter (R)
Unknown

House:

1 Bobby Jindal (R)
Unknown

2 William J. Jefferson (D)
Unknown

3 Charlie Melancon (D)
Unknown

4 Jim McCrery (R)
Unknown

5 Rodney Alexander (R)
Unknown

6 Richard H. Baker (R)
Unknown

7 Charles W. Boustany, Jr.(R)
Unknown

Maine

Senate:

Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R)
Unknown

Senator Susan M. Collins (R)
Unknown

House:

1 Thomas H. Allen (D)
Unknown

2 Michael H. Michaud (D)
Unknown

Maryland

Senate:

Senator Paul Sarbanes (D)
Unknown

Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D)
Unknown

House:

1 Wayne T. Gilchrest (R)
Unknown

2 C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D)
Unknown

3 Benjamin L. Cardin (D)
Unknown

4 Albert Russell Wynn (D)
Unknown

5 Steny H. Hoyer (D)
Unknown

6 Roscoe G. Bartlett (R)
Unknown

7 Elijah E. Cummings (D)
Unknown

8 Chris Van Hollen (D)
Unknown

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Massachusetts

Senate:

Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D)
Strongly Against

Senator John F. Kerry (D)
Strongly Against

House:

1 John W. Olver (D)
Strongly Against

2 Richard E. Neal (D)
Strongly Against

3 James P. McGovern (D)
Strongly Against

4 Barney Frank (D)
Strongly Against

5 Martin T. Meehan (D)
Strongly Against

6 John F. Tierney (D)
Strongly Against

7 Edward J. Markey (D)
Strongly Against

8 Michael E. Capuano (D)
Strongly Against

9 Stephen F. Lynch (D)
Strongly Against

10 William D. Delahunt (D)
Strongly Against

Michigan

Senate:

Senator Debbie Stabenow (D)
Unknown

Senator Carl Levin (D)
Strongly Against (Thanks to Tom K.)

House:

1 Bart Stupak (D)
Unknown

2 Peter Hoekstra (R)
Unknown

3 Vernon J. Ehlers (R)
Unknown

4 Dave Camp (R)
Unknown

5 Dale E. Kildee (D)
Unknown

6 Fred Upton (R)
Unknown

7 John J. H. ‘‘Joe’’ Schwarz (R)
Unknown

8 Mike Rogers (R)
Unknown

9 Joe Knollenberg (R)
Unknown

10 Candice S. Miller (R)
Unknown

11 Thaddeus G. McCotter (R)
Unknown

12 Sander M. Levin (D)
Strongly Against (Thanks to Frank G.)

13 Carolyn C. Kilpatrick (D)
Unknown

14 John Conyers, Jr. (D)
Unknown

15 John D. Dingell (D)
Unknown

Minnesota

Senate:

Senator Mark Dayton (D)
Unknown

Senator Norm Coleman (R)
Unknown

House:

1 Gil Gutknecht (R)
Unknown

2 John Kline (R)
Unknown

3 Jim Ramstad (R)
Unknown

4 Betty McCollum (D)
Unknown

5 Martin Olav Sabo (D)
Unknown

6 Mark R. Kennedy (R)
Unknown

7 Collin C. Peterson (D)
Unknown

8 James L. Oberstar(D)
Unknown

Mississippi

Senate:

Senator Trent Lott (R)
Unknown

Senator Thad Cochran (R)
Unknown

House:

1 Roger F. Wicker (R)
Unknown

2 Bennie G. Thompson (D)
Unknown

3 Charles W. ‘‘Chip’’ Pickering (R)
Unknown

4 Gene Taylor (D)
Unknown

Missouri

Senate:

Senator Jim Talent (R)
Unknown

Senator Christopher "Kit" Bond (R)
Unknown

House:

1 Wm. Lacy Clay (D)
Unknown

2 W. Todd Akin (R)
Unknown

3 Russ Carnahan (D)
Strongly Against (Thanks to Peter G.)

4 Ike Skelton (D)
Unknown

5 Emanuel Cleaver(D)
Unknown

6 Sam Graves (R)
Unknown

7 Roy Blunt (R)
Unknown

8 Jo Ann Emerson (R)
Unknown

9 Kenny C. Hulshof (R)
Unknown

Montana

Senate:

Senator Conrad Burns (R)
Unknown

Senator Max Baucus (D)
Unknown

House:

1 Dennis R. Rehberg (R)
Unknown

Nebraska

Senate:

Senator Ben Nelson (D)
Unknown

Senator Chuck Hagel (R)
Unknown

House:

1 Jeff Fortenberry (R)
Unknown

2 Lee Terry (R)
Unknown

3 Tom Osborne (R)
Unknown

Nevada

Senate:

Senator John Ensign (R)
Unknown

Senator Harry Reid (D)
Unknown

House:

1 Shelley Berkley (D)
Unknown

2 Jim Gibbons (R)
Unknown

3 Jon C. Porter (R)
Unknown

New Hampshire

Senate:

Senator John E. Sununu (R)
Unknown

Senator Judd Gregg (R)
Unknown

House:

1 Jeb Bradley (R)
Unknown

2 Charles F. Bass (R)
Unknown

New Jersey

Senate:

Senator Jon Corzine (D)
Strongly Against (Thanks to Jorge)

Senator Frank Lautenberg (D)
Strongly Against (Thanks to Jorge)

House:

1 Robert E. Andrews (D)
Unknown

2 Frank A. LoBiondo (R)
Unknown

3 Jim Saxton (R)
Unknown

4 Christopher H. Smith (R)
Unknown

5 Scott Garrett (R)
Unknown

6 Frank Pallone, Jr. (D)
Unknown

7 Mike Ferguson (R)
Unknown

8 Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D)
Unknown

9 Steven R. Rothman (D)
Unknown

10 Donald M. Payne (D)
Unknown

11 Rodney P. Frelinghuysen (R)
Unknown

12 Rush D. Holt (D)
Unknown

13 Robert Menendez (D)
Unknown

New Mexico

Senate:

Senator Jeff Bingaman (D)
Unknown

Senator Pete V. Domenici (R)
Unknown

House:

1 Heather Wilson (R)
Unknown

2 Stevan Pearce (R)
Unknown

3 Tom Udall (D)
Unknown

New York

Senate:

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D)
Strongly Against - "There are
several key reasons why replacing Social Security with a
privatized system would be harmful for Americans..." (Thanks to Mary S.)

Senator Chuck E. Schumer (D)
Strongly Against (Thanks to Rox A.)

House:

1 Timothy H. Bishop (D)
Unknown

2 Steve Israel (D)
Unknown

3 Peter T. King (R)
Unknown

4 Carolyn McCarthy (D)
Unknown

5 Gary L. Ackerman (D)
Unknown

6 Gregory W. Meeks (D)
Unknown

7 Joseph Crowley (D)
Unknown

8 Jerrold Nadler (D)
Unknown

9 Anthony D. Weiner (D)
Unknown

10 Edolphus Towns (D)
Strongly Against - "Opposes it, and they said he was “disturbed” by some of Bush’s comments on it today." (Thanks to Rox A.)

11 Major R. Owens (D)
Unknown

12 Nydia M. Velazquez (D)
Unknown

13 Vito Fossella (R)
Unknown

14 Carolyn B. Maloney (D)
Unknown

15 Charles B. Rangel (D)
Unknown

16 Jose´ E. Serrano (D)
Unknown

17 Eliot L. Engel (D)
Unknown

18 Nita M. Lowey (D)
Unknown

19 Sue W. Kelly (R)
Unknown

20 John E. Sweeney (R)
Unknown

21 Michael R. McNulty (D)
Unknown

22 Maurice D. Hinchey (D)
Unknown

23 John M. McHugh (R)
Unknown

24 Sherwood Boehlert (R)
Unknown

25 James T. Walsh (R)
Unknown

26 Thomas M. Reynolds (R)
Unknown

27 Brian Higgins (D)
Unknown

28 Louise McIntosh Slaughter (D)
Unknown

29 John R. ‘‘Randy’’ Kuhl, Jr. (R)
Unknown

North Carolina

Senate:

Senator Elizabeth H. Dole (R)
Unknown

Senator Richard M. Burr (R)
Unknown

House:

1 G. K. Butterfield (D)
Unknown

2 Bob Etheridge (D)
Unknown

3 Walter B. Jones (R)
Unknown

4 David E. Price (D)
Strongly Against (Thanks to Tom G.)

5 Virginia Foxx (R)
Unknown

6 Howard Coble (R)
Unknown

7 Mike McIntyre (D)
Unknown

8 Robin Hayes (R)
Unknown

9 Sue Wilkins Myrick (R)
Unknown

10 Patrick T. McHenry (R)
Unknown

11 Charles H. Taylor (R)
Unknown

12 Melvin L. Watt (D)
Unknown

13 Brad Miller (D)
Unknown

North Dakota

Senate:

Senator Kent Conrad (D)
Unknown

Senator Byron L. Dorgan (D)
Unknown

House:

1 Earl Pomeroy (D)
Unknown

Ohio

Senate:

Senator Mike DeWine (R)
Unknown

Senator George V. Voinovich (R)
Unknown

House:

1 Steve Chabot (R)
Unknown

2 Rob Portman (R)
Unknown

3 Michael R. Turner (R)
Unknown

4 Michael G. Oxley (R)
Unknown

5 Paul E. Gillmor (R)
Unknown

6 Ted Strickland (D)
Unknown

7 David L. Hobson (R)
Unknown

8 John A. Boehner (R)
Unknown

9 Marcy Kaptur (D)
Unknown

10 Dennis J. Kucinich (D)
Unknown

11 Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D)
Unknown

12 Patrick J. Tiberi (R)
Unknown

13 Sherrod Brown (D)
Unknown

14 Steven C. LaTourette (R)
Unknown

15 Deborah Pryce (R)
Unknown

16 Ralph Regula (R)
Unknown

17 Tim Ryan (D)
Unknown

18 Robert W. Ney (R)
Unknown

Oklahoma

Senate:

Senator James M. Inhofe (R)
Unknown

Senator Tom Coburn (R)
Unknown

House:

1 John Sullivan (R)
Unknown

2 Dan Boren (D)
Unknown

3 Frank D. Lucas (R)
Unknown

4 Tom Cole (R)
Unknown

5 Ernest J. Istook, Jr. (R)
Unknown

Oregon

Senate:

Senator Gordon H. Smith (R)
On the Fence - "Recognizes the need for some
kind of reform, but has not decided on either the measure or the depth of the
fix required" (Thanks to Mark B.)

Senator Ron Wyden (D)
Strongly Against - "He believes the health care crisis
is far more pressing than any in Social Security." (Thanks to Mark B.)

House:

1 David Wu (D)
Unknown

2 Greg Walden (R)
Unknown

3 Earl Blumenauer (D)
Unknown

4 Peter A. DeFazio (D)
Unknown

5 Darlene Hooley (D)
Unknown

Pennsylvania

Senate:

Senator Rick Santorum (R)
Unknown

Senator Arlen Specter (R)
Leaning Against (Thanks to Tim)

House:

1 Robert A. Brady (D)
Unknown

2 Chaka Fattah (D)
Unknown

3 Phil English (R)
Unknown

4 Melissa A. Hart (R)
Unknown

5 John E. Peterson (R)
Unknown

6 Jim Gerlach (R)
Unknown

7 Curt Weldon (R)
Unknown

8 Michael G. Fitzpatrick (R)
Unknown

9 Bill Shuster (R)
Unknown

10 Don Sherwood (R)
Unknown

11 Paul E. Kanjorski (D)
Unknown

12 John P. Murtha (D)
Unknown

13 Allyson Y. Schwartz (D)
Unknown

14 Michael F. Doyle (D)
Unknown

15 Charles W. Dent (R)
Unknown

16 Joseph R. Pitts (R)
Unknown

17 Tim Holden (D)
Unknown

18 Tim Murphy (R)
Unknown

19 Todd Russell Platts (R)
Unknown

Rhode Island

Senate:

Senator Lincoln D. Chafee (R)
Unknown

Senator John F. "Jack" Reed (D)
Strongly Against - "I do not believe that Social Security should be
privatized." (Thanks to Willis B.)

House:

1 Patrick J. Kennedy (D)
Unknown

2 James R. Langevin (D)
Unknown

South Carolina

Senate:

Senator Lindsey Graham (R)
Unknown

Senator Jim DeMint (R)
Unknown

House:

1 Henry E. Brown, Jr. (R)
Unknown

2 Joe Wilson (R)
Unknown

3 J. Gresham Barrett (R)
Unknown

4 Bob Inglis (R)
Unknown

5 John M. Spratt, Jr. (D)
Unknown

6 James E. Clyburn (D)
Unknown

South Dakota

Senate:

Senator Tim Johnson (D)
Unknown

Senator John Thune (R)
Unknown

House:

Stephanie Herseth (D)
Unknown

Tennessee

Senate:

Senator Bill Frist (R)
Unknown

Senator Lamar Alexander (R)
Unknown

House:

1 William L. Jenkins (R)
Unknown

2 John J. Duncan, Jr. (R)
Unknown

3 Zach Wamp (R)
Unknown

4 Lincoln Davis (D)
Unknown

5 Jim Cooper (D)
Unknown

6 Bart Gordon (D)
Unknown

7 Marsha Blackburn (R)
Unknown

8 John S. Tanner (D)
Unknown

9 Harold E. Ford, Jr. (D)
Unknown

Texas

Senate:

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R)
Unknown

Senator John Cornyn (R)
Unknown

House:

1 Louie Gohmert (R)
Unknown

2 Ted Poe (R)
Unknown

3 Sam Johnson (R)
Unknown

4 Ralph M. Hall (R)
Unknown

5 Jeb Hensarling (R)
Unknown

6 Joe Barton (R)
Unknown

7 John Abney Culberson (R)
Unknown

8 Kevin Brady (R)
Unknown

9 Al Green (D)
Unknown

10 Michael T. McCaul (R)
Unknown

11 K. Michael Conaway (R)
Unknown

12 Kay Granger (R)
Unknown

13 Mac Thornberry (R)
Unknown

14 Ron Paul (R)
Unknown

15 Ruben Hinojosa (D)
Unknown

16 Silvestre Reyes (D)
Unknown

17 Chet Edwards (D)
Unknown

18 Sheila Jackson-Lee (D)
Strongly Against (Thanks to Josh M.)

19 Randy Neugebauer (R)
Unknown

20 Charles A. Gonzalez (D)
Unknown

21 Lamar S. Smith (R)
Unknown

22 Tom DeLay (R)
Unknown

23 Henry Bonilla (R)
Unknown

24 Kenny Marchant (R)
Unknown

25 Lloyd Doggett (D)
Unknown

26 Michael C. Burgess (R)
Unknown

27 Solomon P. Ortiz (D)
Unknown

28 Henry Cuellar (D)
Unknown

29 Gene Green (D)
Unknown

30 Eddie Bernice Johnson (D)
Unknown

31 John R. Carter (R)
Unknown

32 Pete Sessions (R)
Unknown

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Utah

Senate:

Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R)
Strongly For

Senator Robert F. Bennett (R)
Unknown

House:

1 Rob Bishop (R)
Unknown

2 Jim Matheson (D)
Unknown

3 Chris Cannon (R)
Unknown

Vermont

Senate:

Senator Jim Jeffords (I)
Unknown

Senator Patrick Leahy (D)
Unknown

House:

1 Bernard Sanders (I)
Unknown

Virginia

Senate:

Senator George F. Allen (R)
Unknown

Senator John W. Warner (R)
Unknown

House:

1 Jo Ann Davis (R)
Unknown

2 Thelma D. Drake (R)
Unknown

3 Robert C. Scott (D)
Unknown

4 J. Randy Forbes (R)
Unknown

5 Virgil H. Goode, Jr. (R)
Unknown

6 Bob Goodlatte (R)
Unknown

7 Eric Cantor (R)
Unknown

8 James P. Moran (D)
Unknown

9 Rick Boucher (D)
Unknown

10 Frank R. Wolf (R)
Unknown

11 Tom Davis (R)
Unknown

Washington

Senate:

Senator Maria Cantwell (D)
Strongly Against (Thanks to Timi K.)

Senator Patty Murray (D)
Strongly Against (Thanks to Jane J.)

House:

1 Jay Inslee (D)
Unknown

2 Rick Larsen (D)
Unknown

3 Brian Baird (D)
Unknown

4 Doc Hastings (R)
Strongly For (Thanks to Timi K.)

5 Cathy McMorris (R)
Unknown

6 Norman D. Dicks (D)
Unknown

7 Jim McDermott (D)
Unknown

8 David G. Reichart (R)
Unknown

9 Adam Smith (D)
Unknown

West Virginia

Senate:

Senator Robert C. Byrd (D)
Unknown

Senator John D. "Jay" Rockefeller, IV (D)
Unknown

House:

1 Alan B. Mollohan (D)
Unknown

2 Shelley Moore Capito (R)
Unknown

3 Nick J. Rahall II (D)
Unknown

Wisconsin

Senate:

Senator Herbert H. Kohl (D)
Unknown

Senator Russ Feingold (D)
Unknown

House:

1 Paul Ryan (R)
Unknown

2 Tammy Baldwin (D)
Unknown

3 Ron Kind (D)
Unknown

4 Gwen Moore (D)
Unknown

5 F. James Steinbrenner, Jr. (R)
Unknown

6 Thomas E. Petri (R)
Unknown

7 David R. Obey (D)
Unknown

8 Mark Green (R)
Unknown

Wyoming

Senate:

Senator Craig Thomas (R)
Unknown

Senator Michael B. Enzi (R)
Unknown

House:

1 Barbara Cubin (R)
Unknown

Guidelines

Here's the info we need:

If you find the information via the candidate's website...

1. Your inference from the site, is the legislator Strongly Against, Leaning Against, On the Fence, Leaning For, or Strongly For Social Security Privatization?

2. A link to the article

3. Legislator's Name and District/State


If you called your legislators...

1. What is the legislator's stance on Social Security Privatization: Strongly Against, Leaning Against, On the Fence, Leaning For, or Strongly For?

2. Legislator's Name and District/State


If you find the information via the media or the candidate's website...

1. Your inference from the article, is the legislator Strongly Against, Leaning Against, On the Fence, Leaning For, or Strongly For Social Security Privatization?

2. A link to the article

3. Legislator's Name and District/State


Once again, we appreciate your hard work and hope to get the database fully online as soon as possible.