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Congressional Report Cards for 107th Congress

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KEY: Senate

#
Bill
Introduced
Sponsor
Title
Status
Points
1 S. 1409 9/6/01 McConnell Middle East Peace Compliance Act of 2001 Committee -1 for co-sponsoring
2 S. Con. Res. 88 12/5/01 Biden Solidarity w/ Israel in Fight Against Terrorism Passed  -1 for co-sponsoring
3 S. 2194 4/18/02 McConnell Arafat Accountability Act Committee -1 for co-sponsoring
4 S. Amdt. 3389 5/2/02 Lieberman Israel Solidarity Bill Passed -2 for co-sponsoring, -1 for yes, 0 for not voting, +1 for no


KEY: House of Representatives

#
Bill
Introduced
Sponsor
Title
Status
Points
1 H.R. 1795 5/10/01 Ackerman Middle East Peace Commitments Act of 2001 Committee -1 for  co-sponsoring
2 H.Con.Res. 253 10/25/01 Dingell Endorsing Recommendations of Mitchell Committee Committee +1 for co-sponsoring
3 H.Con.Res. 280 12/4/01 Hyde Solidarity w/ Israel in Fight Against Terrorism Passed -2 for co-sponsoring, -1 for yes, 0 for not voting, +1 for present, +2 for no
4 H.Res. 392 4/18/02 DeLay Solidarity w/ Israel in Fight Against Terrorism Passed -2 for co-sponsoring, -1 for yes, 0 for not voting, +1 for present, +2 for no
5 H.Res. 394 4/18/02 DeFazio Grave Concern about Escalation in Violence Committee +1 for co-sponsoring
6 H.R. 4693 5/9/02 Blunt Arafat Accountability Act Committee -1 for co-sponsoring

Notes on Scoring
Members of Congress are graded based on their voting patterns and their sponsorship of major bills and resolutions introduced in the 107th Congress which pertain to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Members of Congress receive a negative mark each time they vote for or sponsor a bill or resolution which is unbalanced.  These typically place all of the blame for the violence on the Palestinians and sanction them while absolving Israel of any responsibility or wrongdoing.  This type of legislation detracts from the ability of the United States to be an honest broker to the conflict and does not advance the cause of a just peace in the Middle East.

Members of Congress receive a positive mark each time they vote against or abstain from voting for a bill or resolution which is unbalanced.  In addition, they receive a positive mark for sponsoring a bill or resolution which is balanced.  These typically acknowledge that both Israelis and Palestinians have engaged in acts of violence and that both sides must make an effort to return to the negotiating table and find a solution to the conflict based on UN resolutions in order to prevent further bloodshed.  This type of legislation enhances the ability of the United States to be an honest broker to the conflict and advances the cause of a just peace in the Middle East.

Scores in the Senate range from -5 (pro-military occupation) to +1 (pro-just peace).
Scores in the House of Representatives range from -6 (pro-military occupation) to +6 (pro-just peace).

Abbreviations
Party Affiliations:    D=Democrat R=Republican    I=Independent
Senate Office Buildings:    SD=Dirksen SH=Hart   SR=Russell
House Office Buildings:    CHOB=Cannon LHOB=Longworth  RHOB=Rayburn

Notes
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