Life Advocacy Briefing

For the week of January 8, 2007

Welcome / Drive to Death / Take Action Now / Roster of the House – 110th Congress
Roster of the Senate – 110th Congress / Markings Key


WELCOME TO THE 14th YEAR OFLIFE ADVOCACY BRIEFING, seeking to equip pro-life citizens, organizations and officials for action in restoring legal protections for vulnerable human beings and of calling America back to our traditions of justice and mercy.

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Drive to Death

AMONG THE TOP ITEMS ON THE AGENDA for the new Democratic Majority in the US House is the gutting of President Bush’s policy limiting taxpayer subsidy of human embryo experimentation to cell lines established before Aug. 9, 2001, the date on which he opened the door to such a subsidy.

The new House Majority Leader, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), announced even before the new Congress convened that the House will vote Thursday, Jan. 11, on legislation mirroring last year’s HR-810.

Given the fast track and the pro-death orientation of the new House Leadership and of the US Senate, the revived “Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act” is expected to pass both houses and again undergo veto by the President.

Take Action Now

IT IS CRITICAL AND URGENT that every pro-life citizen contact his or her US Representative to seek a “no” vote on Thursday’s embryo-killing legislation. Members may be contacted via the Capitol switchboard at 1-202/224-3121. Senators may also be contacted by that switchboard; though a date has not yet been set for a vote in the Senate, the new Majority Leadership there have stated the measure will be a high priority for action.

Pressure from the labcoat lobby is intensive and emotional and must be counteracted by an outpouring from those who embrace the cause of Life.

Both in 2005 and in the 2006 veto override motion, significant numbers of anti-abortion lawmakers betrayed their lack of understanding of two critical points in the drive by the biomedic lobby: that extraction of stem cells from embryonic humans necessitates their sacrifice, constituting early abortion, and that the inevitable commodification of embryo stem cell production, in the unlikely event that the experiments ever produce therapeutic applications, would precipitate full-scale human cloning.

Appeals to lawmakers who made that mistake in the 109th Congress are important, as are appeals to the newly elected House Members and Senators who have not yet cast any votes on Life-implicating legislation.

And holding down the numbers of “yes” votes is critical to encouraging the President to renew his veto, should pro-life Senators fail to mount a successful filibuster against the measure once it passes the House, as we expect it will on Thursday.

Roster of the House – 110th Congress

GIVEN THE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE HOUSE, Life Advocacy Briefing publishes here the names of the Members who will be voting on human embryo killing this Thursday. We have arranged the roster according to voting records on this issue in the 109th for the convenience of readers in framing messages to their lawmakers, and we encourage our readers to keep this edition handy for future reference in making calls on other issues as well.

New Members

AZ/Harry Mitchell (5th), Gabrielle Giffords (8th); CA/Jerry McNerney (11th); CO/Doug Lamborn (5th), Ed Perlmutter (7th); CT/Joe Courtney (2nd), Christopher Murphy (5th); FL/Gus Bilirakis (9th), Vern Buchanan (13th), Tim Mahoney (16th); GA/Henry Johnson (4th); HI/Mazie Hirono (2nd); ID/Bill Sali (1st); IL/Peter Roskam (6th), Phil Hare (17th); IN/Joe Donnelly (2nd), Baron Hill (9th); IA/Bruce Braley (1st), David Loebsack (2nd); KS/Nancy Boyda (2nd); KY/John Yarmuth (3rd); MI/Timothy Walberg (7th); MN/Timothy Walz (1st), Keith Ellison (5th), Michele Bachmann (6th); NE/Adrian Smith (3rd); NV/Dean Heller (2nd); NH/Carol Shea-Porter (1st), Paul Hodes (2nd); NJ/Albio Sires (13th); NY/Yvette Clarke (11th), John Hall (19th), Kirsten Gillibrand (20th), Michael Arcuri (24th); NC/Heath Shuler (11th); OH/Jim Jordan (4th), Betty Sutton (13th), Zachary Space (18th); OK/Mary Fallin (5th); PA/Jason Altmire (4th), Joe Sestak (7th), Patrick Murphy (8th), Christopher Carney (10th); TN/David Davis (1st), Steve Cohen (9th); TX/Nick Lampson (22nd), Ciro Rodriguez (23rd); VT/Peter Welch (At Large); WI/Steve Kagan (8th).

Returning Members Who Voted Pro-Life Twice on HR-810

AL/Robert Aderholt (4th), Spencer Bachus (6th), Jo Bonner (1st), Terry Everett (2nd), Mike Rogers (3rd), AZ/Jeff Flake (6th), Trent Franks (2nd), Rick Renzi (1st), John Shadegg (3rd), AR/John Boozman (3rd), CA/John Doolittle (4th), Elton Gallegly (24th), Wally Herger (2nd), Duncan Hunter (52nd), Daniel Lungren (3rd), Gary Miller (42nd), Devin Nunes (21st), George Radanovich (19th), Ed Royce (40th), CO/Marilyn Musgrave (4th), Tom Tancredo (6th), FL/Ander Crenshaw (4th), Lincoln Diaz-Balart (21st), Mario Diaz-Balart (25th), Tom Feeney (24th), Ric Keller (8th), John Mica (7th), Jeff Miller (1st), Adam Putnam (12th), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (18th), Cliff Stearns (6th), Dave Weldon (15th), GA/Nathan Deal (10th), Phil Gingrey (11th), Jack Kingston (1st), John Linder (7th), Jim Marshall (3rd), Charlie Norwood (9th), Tom Price (6th), Lynn Westmoreland (8th), ID/Mike Simpson (2nd), IL/Jerry Costello (12th), Denny Hastert (14th), Tim Johnson (15th), Ray LaHood (18th), Daniel Lipinski (3rd), Donald Manzullo (16th), John Shimkus (19th), Jerry Weller (11th), IN/Dan Burton (5th), Steve Buyer (4th), Mike Pence (6th), Mark Souder (3rd), IA/Steve King (5th), Tom Latham (4th), KS/Jerry Moran (1st), Todd Tiahrt (4th), KY/Geoff Davis (4th), Ron Lewis (2nd), Harold Rogers (5th), Ed Whitfield (1st), LA/Rodney Alexander (5th), Richard Baker (6th), Charles Boustany (7th), Bobby Jindal (1st), Jim McCrery (4th), MD/Roscoe Bartlett (6th), MI/Dave Camp (4th), Vernon Ehlers (3rd), Pete Hoekstra (2nd), Dale Kildee (5th), Joseph Knollenberg (9th), Thaddeus McCotter (11th), Candice Miller (10th), Mike Rogers (8th), Bart Stupak (1st), MN/John Kline (2nd), James Oberstar (8th), Collin Peterson (7th), MS/Charles Pickering (3rd), Gene Taylor (4th), Roger Wicker (1st), MO/Todd Akin (2nd), Roy Blunt (7th), Sam Graves (6th), Kenny Hulshof (9th), MT/Dennis Rehberg (At Large), NE/Jeff Fortenberry (1st), Lee Terry (2nd), NJ/Michael Ferguson (7th), Scott Garrett (5th), Frank LoBiondo (2nd), Jim Saxton (3rd), Chris Smith (4th), NM/Steve Pearce (2nd), NY/Pete King (3rd), John Kuhl (29th), John McHugh (23rd), Thomas Reynolds (26th), Jim Walsh (25th), NC/Virginia Foxx (5th), Robin Hayes (8th), Walter Jones (3rd), Patrick McHenry (10th), Mike McIntyre (7th), Sue Myrick (9th), OH/John Boehner (8th), Steve Chabot (1st), Paul Gillmor (5th), David Hobson (7th), Marcy Kaptur (9th), Pat Tiberi (12th), Michael Turner (3rd), OK/Tom Cole (4th), Frank Lucas (3rd), John Sullivan (1st), PA/Phil English (3rd), Tim Holden (17th), Tim Murphy (18th), John Peterson (5th), Joseph Pitts (16th), Bill Shuster (9th), SC/Gresham Barrett (3rd), Henry Brown (1st), Bob Inglis (4th), Joe Wilson (2nd), TN/Marsha Blackburn (7th), LincolnDavis (4th), John Duncan (2nd), Zach Wamp (3rd), TX/Kevin Brady (8th), Michael Burgess (26th), John Carter (31st), Michael Conaway (11th), John Culberson (7th), Louie Gohmert (1st), Ralph Hall (4th), Jeb Hensarling (5th), Sam Johnson (3rd), Kenny Marchant (24th), Michael McCaul (10th), Randy Neugebauer (19th), Ron Paul (14th), Ted Poe (2nd), Pete Sessions (32nd), Lamar Smith (21st), Mac Thornberry (13th), UT/Rob Bishop (1st), VA/Eric Cantor (7th), JoAnn Davis (1st), Thelma Drake (2nd), Randy Forbes (4th), Virgil Goode (5th), Bob Goodlatte (6th), Frank Wolf (10th), WA/Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (5th), WV/AlanMollohan (1st), Nick Rahall (3rd), WI/Thomas Petri (6th), Paul Ryan (1st), James Sensenbrenner (5th), WY/Barbara Cubin (At Large)

Returning Members Who Voted Pro-Life on HR-810 Override but Not on Initial Passage

CA/John Campbell (48th) (not in office), FL/Bill Young (10th) (voted anti-life), OH/Jean Schmidt (2nd) (not in office), WA/Doc Hastings (4th) (not voting)

Returning Members Who Voted Pro-Life on HR-810 Initial Passage but Not on Override

WA/David Reichert (8th)(voted anti-life)

Returning Members Who Voted Anti-Life Twice on HR-810

AL/Artur Davis (7th), AK/Don Young (At Large), AZ/Raul Grijalva (7th), Ed Pastor (4th), AR/Marion Berry (1st), Robert Cramer (5th), Mike Ross (4th), Vic Snyder (2nd), CA/Joe Baca (43rd), XavierBecerra (31st), HowardBerman (28th), Mary Bono (45th), Ken Calvert (44th), Lois Capps (23rd), Dennis Cardoza (18th), Jim Costa (20th), SusanDavis (53rd), David Dreier (26th), Anna Eshoo (14th), Sam Farr (17th), BobFilner (51st), Jane Harman (36th), Mike Honda (15th), Darrell Issa (49th), Tom Lantos (12th), Barbara Lee (9th), Jerry Lewis (41st), Zoe Lofgren (16th), Doris Matsui (5th), Buck McKeon (25th), George Miller (7th), Grace Napolitano (38th), Nancy Pelosi (8th), Dana Rohrabacher (46th), LucilleRoybal-Allard (34th), Linda Sanchez (39th), Loretta Sanchez (47th), Adam Schiff (29th), Brad Sherman (27th), HildaSolis (32nd), Fortney Stark (13th), Ellen Tauscher (10th), Mike Thompson (1st), Maxine Waters (35th), Diane Watson (33rd), Henry Waxman (30th), Lynn Woolsey (6th), CO/Diana DeGette (1st), John Salazar (3rd), Mark Udall (2nd), CT/Rosa DeLauro (3rd), John Larson(1st), Christopher Shays (5th), DE/Michael Castle (At Large), FL/AllenBoyd (2nd), Corrine Brown (3rd), Virginia Brown-Waite (5th), Alcee Hastings (23rd), Connie Mack (14th), KendrickMeek (17th), DebbieWasserman-Schultz (20th), Robert Wexler (19th), GA/John Barrow (12th), Sanford Bishop (2nd), David Scott (13th), HI/Neil Abercrombie (1st), IL/Melissa Bean (8th), Judy Biggert (13th), Danny Davis (7th), Rahm Emanuel (5th), Jesse Jackson (2nd), Mark Kirk (10th), Bobby Rush (1st), Jan Schakowsky (9th), IN/Julia Carson (7th), Peter Visclosky (1st), IA/Leonard Boswell (3rd), KS/Dennis Moore (3rd), KY/Ben Chandler (6th), LA/William Jefferson (2nd), Charlie Melancon (3rd), ME/Tom Allen (1st), Michael Michaud (2nd), MD/Elijah Cummings (7th), Wayne Gilchrest (1st), Steny Hoyer (5th), Dutch Ruppersberger (2nd), Chris VanHollen (8th), Albert Wynn (4th), MA/Michael Capuano (8th), William Delahunt (10th), Barney Frank (4th), Stephen Lynch (9th), Ed Markey (7th), James McGovern (3rd), Marty Meehan (5th), Richard Neal (2nd), John Olver (1st), John Tierney (6th), MI/John Conyers (14th), John Dingell (15th), Carolyn Kilpatrick (13th), Sander Levin (12th), Fred Upton (6th), MN/Betty McCollum (4th), Jim Ramstad (3rd), MS/Bennie Thompson (2nd), MO/Russ Carnahan (3rd), William Clay (1st), Emanuel Cleaver (5th), JoAnn Emerson (8th), Ike Skelton (4th), NV/Shelley Berkley (1st), Jon Porter (3rd), NJ/Robert Andrews (1st), Rodney Frelinghuysen (11th), Rush Holt (12th), FrankPallone (6th), Bill Pascrell (8th), Donald Payne (10th), Steven Rothman (9th), NM/ Tom Udall (3rd), Heather Wilson (1st), NY/GaryAckerman (5th), Timothy Bishop (1st), JosephCrowley (7th), Eliot Engel (17th), Vito Fossella (13th), Brian Higgins (27th), Maurice Hinchey (22nd), Steve Israel (2nd), Nita Lowey (18th), Carolyn Maloney (14th), Carolyn McCarthy (4th), Michael McNulty (21st), GregoryMeeks (6th), Jerrold Nadler (8th), Charles Rangel (15th), Jose Serrano (16th), Louise Slaughter (28th), Edolphus Towns (10th), Nydia Velazquez (12th), Anthony Weiner (9th), NC/G.K.Butterfield (1st), Howard Coble (6th), Bob Etheridge (2nd), David Price (4th), Mel Watt (12th), ND/Earl Pomeroy (At Large), OH/Stephanie Jones (11th), Dennis Kucinich (10th), Steven LaTourette (14th), Ralph Regula (16th), Tim Ryan (17th), OK/Dan Boren (2nd), OR/Earl Blumenauer (3rd), Peter DeFazio (4th), Darlene Hooley (5th), Greg Walden (2nd), David Wu (1st), PA/Robert Brady (1st), Charles Dent (15th), Mike Doyle (14th), Chaka Fattah (2nd), Jim Gerlach (6th), Paul Kanjorski (11th), John Murtha (12th), Todd Platts (19th), Allyson Schwartz (13th), RI/Patrick Kennedy (1st), Jim Langevin (2nd), SC/James Clyburn (6th), John Spratt (5th), SD/Stephanie Herseth (At Large), TN/Jim Cooper (5th), Bart Gordon (6th), John Tanner (8th),  TX/Joe Barton (6th), Henry Cuellar (28th), Lloyd Doggett (25th), Chet Edwards (17th), Charlie Gonzalez (20th), Kay Granger (12th), Al Green (9th), Gene Green (29th), Ruben Hinojosa (15th), Sheila Jackson-Lee (18th), E.B. Johnson (30th), Solomon Ortiz (27th), Silvestre Reyes (16th), UT/Jim Matheson (2nd), VA/Rick Boucher (9th), Tom Davis (11th), Jim Moran (8th), Robert Scott (3rd), WA/Brian Baird (3rd), Norman Dicks (6th), Jay Inslee (1st), Rick Larsen (2nd), Jim McDermott (7th), Adam Smith (9th), WV/Shelley Capito (2nd), WI/Tammy Baldwin (2nd), Ron Kind (3rd), Gwen Moore (4th), David Obey (7th)

Returning Members Who Voted Anti-Life on HR-810 Override but Not on Initial Passage

CA/Bilbray (not in office), Millender-McDonald (not voting)

Returning Members Who Voted Anti-Life on HR-810 Initial Passage but Not on Override

GA/Lewis, IL/Gutierrez (not voting)

Roster of the Senate – 110th Congress

New Senators

MD/Benjamin Cardin (voted Anti-Life on both motions as a House Member), MN/Amy Klobuchar, MO/Claire McCaskill, MT/Jon Tester, OH/Sherrod Brown (voted Anti-Life on both motions as a House Member), PA/Robert Casey, RI/Sheldon Whitehouse, TN/Bob Corker, VA/Jim Webb, VT/Bernard Sanders (I)(voted Anti-Life on both motions as a House Member)

Returning Members Who Voted Pro-Life on HR-810

AL/Jeff Sessions & Richard Shelby, AZ/Jon Kyl, CO/Wayne Allard, FL/Mel Martinez, GA/Saxby Chambliss & Johnny Isakson, ID/Larry Craig & Mike Crapo, IA/Charles Grassley, KS/Sam Brownback & Pat Roberts, KY/Jim Bunning & Mitch McConnell, LA/David Vitter, MN/Norm Coleman, MO/Christopher Bond, NE/Chuck Hagel & Benjamin Nelson, NV/John Ensign, NH/John Sununu, NM/Pete Domenici, NC/Elizabeth Dole, OH/George Voinovich, OK/Tom Coburn & James Inhofe, SC/Jim DeMint & Lindsey Graham, SD/John Thune, TX/John Cornyn, WY/Michael Enzi & Craig Thomas

Returning Members Who Voted Anti-Life on HR-810

AK/Lisa Murkowski & Ted Stevens, AZ/John McCain, AR/Blanche Lincoln & Mark Pryor, CA/Barbara Boxer & Dianne Feinstein, CO/Ken Salazar, CT/Christopher Dodd & Joseph Lieberman (I), DE/Joseph Biden & Thomas Carper, FL/Bill Nelson, HI/Daniel Akaka & Daniel Inouye, IL/Richard Durbin & Barack Obama, IN/Evan Bayh & Richard Lugar, IA/Tom Harkin, LA/Mary Landrieu, ME/Susan Collins & Olympia Snowe, MD/Barbara Mikulski, MA/Edward Kennedy & John Kerry, MI/Carl Levin & Debbie Stabenow, MS/Thad Cochran & Trent Lott, MT/Max Baucus, NV/Reid, NH/Judd Gregg, NJ/Frank Lautenberg & Robert Menendez, NM/Jeff Bingaman, NY/Hillary Clinton & Charles Schumer, NC/Richard Burr, ND/Kent Conrad & Byron Dorgan, OR/Gordon Smith & Ron Wyden, PA/Arlen Specter, RI/Jack Reed, SD/Tim Johnson, TN/Alexander, TX/Kay Hutchison, UT/Robert Bennett & Orrin Hatch, VT/Patrick Leahy, VA/John Warner, WA/Marie Cantwell & Patty Murray, WV/Robert Byrd & John Rockefeller, WI/Russell Feingold & Herb Kohl

Markings Key

WE WERE UNABLE TO CONFIRM PARTY AFFILIATION in the New House Members roster before our deadline. In all other sections, Democrats are listed in italics and “independents” are marked (I).


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