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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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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

Friday, December 17, 2004

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.