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    This page contains bills sponsored by incumbent Senators who are running for re-election in 2008, plus House incumbents running for Senate in 2008. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on. These bills are selected as the "signature issue" that each legislator focused on.

08-S2719 on Mar 5, 2008

Signature Legislation: bill requiring government services in English only
Source: S.2719/H.R.768
A bill to provide that Executive Order 13166 shall have no force or effect, and to prohibit the use of funds for certain purposes.

Be it enacted that Executive Order 13166, 'Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency' (August 16, 2000), is null and void and shall have no force or effect.

On August 11, 2000, the President signed Executive Order 13166. The Executive Order requires Federal agencies to examine the services they provide, identify any need for services to those with limited English proficiency (LEP), and develop and implement a system to provide those services so LEP persons can have meaningful access to them.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 12. Question 12: Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Immigration
  • Headline: Government services in English only (Score: -1)
  • Headline 2: Government services in English only (Score: -2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.

Democrats participating in 08-S2719

Ralph Moody Hall s2oTexas Democrat 
Jim Marshall s2oGeorgia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Gene Taylor s2oMississippi Democratic Challenger 

Republicans participating in 08-S2719

Todd Akin s2oMissouri Republican (Senate run 2012) 
Rodney Alexander s2oLouisiana Republican 
Spencer Bachus s2oAlabama Republican 
Gresham Barrett s2oSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010) 
Gus Bilirakis s2oFlorida Republican 
Marsha Blackburn s2oTennessee Republican 
Jo Bonner s2oAlabama Republican 
John Boozman s2oAR Republican Jr Senator 
Richard Burr s2oNC Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Dan Burton s2oIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Ken Calvert s2oCalifornia Republican 
Saxby Chambliss s2oGA Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
John Howard Coble s2oNorth Carolina Republican 
Tom Coburn s2oOK Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Barbara Cubin s2oWyoming Republican (Retiring 2008) 
John Culberson s2oTexas Republican 
Jo Ann Davis s2oVirginia Republican 
Nathan Deal s2oGA Republican Governor 
Jim DeMint s2oSC Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Jimmy Duncan s2oTennessee Republican 
Randy Forbes s2oVirginia Republican 
Elton Gallegly s2oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Scott Garrett s2oNew Jersey Republican 
Phil Gingrey s2oGA Republican Challenger 
James Inhofe s2oOK Republican Sr Senator 
Bobby Jindal s2oLA Republican Governor 
Sam Johnson s2oTexas Republican 
Walter Beaman Jones s2oNorth Carolina Republican 
Peter King s1iNew York Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life 
Steve King s2oIowa Republican 
John Kline s2oMinnesota Republican 
Thad McCotter s2oMichigan Republican 
Buck McKeon s2oCalifornia Republican 
Gary Miller s2oCalifornia Republican 
Jeff Miller s2oFlorida Republican 
Sue Myrick s2oNorth Carolina Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Charlie Norwood s2oGeorgia Republican 
Ron Paul s2oPOTUS Republican (Libertarian 1988) 
Joseph Pitts s2oPennsylvania Republican 
Todd Platts s2oPennsylvania Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Tom Price s2oGeorgia Republican 
Jim Ramstad s2oMinnesota Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Dana Rohrabacher s2oCalifornia Republican 
Ed Royce s2oCalifornia Republican 
Jeff Sessions s2oAL Republican Sr Senator 
Pete Sessions s2oTexas Republican 
Christopher Shays s2oConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Lamar Smith s2oTexas Republican 
Mark Souder s2oIndiana Republican (until 2010) 
Cliff Stearns s2oFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
Tom Tancredo s2oColorado Republican Governor challenger 
Lee Terry s2oNebraska Republican 
John Thune s2oSD Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
David Vitter s2oLA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Roger Wicker s2oMississippi Republican (Senate 2008) 
Joe Wilson s2oSouth Carolina Republican 

Independents participating in 08-S2719

Ginny Brown-Waite s2oFlorida Former GOP (until 2010) 
Elizabeth Dole s1iNC Former Cabinet Member (Labor Sec'y) and Senator 
Virgil Goode s2oPOTUS Constitution Party Challenger 

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 3
Republicans: 56
Independents: 3

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