H.R. 997 - English Language Unity Act of 2009

Immigration, Language, English - Government operations and politics. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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English Language Unity Act of 2009 - States that English is the official language of the United States. Requires that: (1) official functions of the United States be conducted in English; and (2) all naturalization ceremonies to be conducted in English. Establishes a uniform English language rule for naturalization. Sets forth exceptions to and rules of construction for such… More
English Language Unity Act of 2009 - States that English is the official language of the United States. Requires that: (1) official functions of the United States be conducted in English; and (2) all naturalization ceremonies to be conducted in English. Establishes a uniform English language rule for naturalization. Sets forth exceptions to and rules of construction for such requirements. States that English language requirements and workplace policies, whether in the public or private sector, shall be presumptively consistent with the laws of the United States. Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue for public notice and comment a proposed rule for uniform testing of English language ability of candidates for naturalization based upon the principles that: (1) all citizens should be able to read and understand generally the English language text of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the laws of the United States; and (2) any exceptions to this standard should be limited to extraordinary circumstances, such as asylum. (Summary by CRS) (by CRS) Hide
 
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English Language Unity Act of 2009

H.R. 997 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Keywords
Immigration, Language, English
Summary
English Language Unity Act of 2009 - States that English is the official language of the United States. Requires that: (1) official functions of the United States be conducted in English; and (2) all naturalization ceremonies to be conducted in English. Establishes a uniform English language rule for naturalization. Sets forth exceptions to and rules of construction for such requirements. States that English language requirements and workplace policies, whether in the public or private sector, shall be presumptively consistent with the laws of the United States. Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue for public notice and comment a proposed rule for uniform testing of English language ability of candidates for naturalization based upon the principles that: (1) all citizens should be able to read and understand generally the English language text of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the laws of the United States; and (2) any exceptions to this standard should be limited to extraordinary circumstances, such as asylum. (Summary by CRS) (by CRS)
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Title
To declare English as the official language of the United States, to establish a uniform English language rule for naturalization, and to avoid misconstructions of the English language texts of the laws of the United States, pursuant to Congress' powers to provide for the general welfare of the United States and to establish a uniform rule of naturalization under article I, section 8, of the Constitution.
Other Titles
  • English Language Unity Act of 2009
Sponsor
Steve King
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Government operations and politics
  • Academic performance and assessments
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Citizenship and naturalization
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Constitution and constitutional amendments
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Government information and archives
  • Language and bilingual programs
  • State and local government operations
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Major Actions
Introduced2/11/2009
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/11/2009
2/11/2009Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
2/11/2009Referred to House Education and Labor
2/11/2009Referred to House Judiciary
3/23/2009Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
7/23/2009Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
3 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
English Language Unity Act of 2009

3 organizations supported this bill

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association
Erickson, Ray (2009, March 8). Letter to Editor. The Times-Gazette. Retrieved March 10, 2009.
ProEnglish
ProEnglish (n.d.). Make English the Official Language! . Retrieved March 10, 2009, from .
U.S. English
U.S. English (n.d.). Federal Legislation. Retrieved March 9, 2009, from .

1 organization opposed this bill

American Immigration Lawyers Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association (n.d.). Current Legislation. Retrieved March 10, 2009, from .

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of House members in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from Attorneys & law firms interest groups, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2010.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Neil AbercrombieDHI-1$0$-34,000
Gary L. AckermanDNY-5$0$51,850
Robert B. AderholtRAL-4$0$23,679
John AdlerDNJ-3$0$373,460
W. Todd AkinRMO-2$0$13,300
Rodney AlexanderRLA-5$0$63,024
Jason AltmireDPA-4$0$86,786
Rob AndrewsDNJ-1$0$123,796
Mike ArcuriDNY-24$0$58,700
Steve AustriaROH-7$0$19,260
Joe BacaDCA-43$0$35,325
Michele BachmannRMN-6$0$49,225
Spencer BachusRAL-6$0$64,300
Brian BairdDWA-3$0$1,000
Tammy BaldwinDWI-2$0$34,966
James Gresham BarrettRSC-3$0$2,500
John BarrowDGA-12$0$273,430
Roscoe G. BartlettRMD-6$0$250
Joe BartonRTX-6$0$42,600
Melissa BeanDIL-8$0$81,825
Xavier BecerraDCA-31$0$58,196
Rochelle "Shelley" BerkleyDNV-1$0$121,674
Howard L. BermanDCA-28$0$137,072
Robert Marion BerryDAR-1$0$6,250
Judy BiggertRIL-13$0$32,535
Brian P. BilbrayRCA-50$0$25,350
Gus M. BilirakisRFL-9$0$53,350
Rob BishopRUT-1$0$7,400
Sanford D. Bishop Jr.DGA-2$0$54,250
Tim BishopDNY-1$0$121,490
Marsha BlackburnRTN-7$0$40,025
Earl BlumenauerDOR-3$0$36,850
Roy BluntRMO-7$0$403,897
John BoccieriDOH-16$0$129,618
John A. BoehnerROH-8$0$143,950
Jo BonnerRAL-1$0$43,900
Mary Bono MackRCA-45$0$35,983
John BoozmanRAR-3$0$77,954
Madeleine Z. BordalloDGU$0$8,250
Dan BorenDOK-2$0$70,149
Leonard L. BoswellDIA-3$0$65,200
Rick BoucherDVA-9$0$145,429
Charles W. Boustany Jr.RLA-7$0$50,200
Fred Allen BoydDFL-2$0$81,047
Kevin BradyRTX-8$0$28,299
Bob BradyDPA-1$0$78,300
Bruce L. BraleyDIA-1$0$665,717
Bobby BrightDAL-2$0$87,015
Paul C. BrounRGA-10$0$17,301
Corrine BrownDFL-3$0$71,463
Henry BrownRSC-1$0$17,500
Ginny Brown-WaiteRFL-5$0$5,500
Vern BuchananRFL-13$0$51,250
Michael C. BurgessRTX-26$0$16,731
Dan BurtonRIN-5$0$19,100
George "G.K." ButterfieldDNC-1$0$65,812
Steve BuyerRIN-4$0$5,250
Ken CalvertRCA-44$0$40,180
Dave CampRMI-4$0$66,615
John CampbellRCA-48$0$23,850
Eric CantorRVA-7$0$203,310
Anh "Joseph" CaoRLA-2$0$70,221
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV-2$0$64,900
Lois CappsDCA-23$0$28,575
Mike CapuanoDMA-8$0$262,150
Dennis CardozaDCA-18$0$32,500
John "Russ" CarnahanDMO-3$0$284,956
Chris CarneyDPA-10$0$116,021
André CarsonDIN-7$0$71,151
John R. CarterRTX-31$0$31,776
Bill CassidyRLA-6$0$51,074
Mike CastleRDE$0$203,576
Kathy CastorDFL-11$0$99,700
Jason ChaffetzRUT-3$0$9,500
Albert "Ben" ChandlerDKY-6$0$120,867
Travis ChildersDMS-1$0$168,600
Donna Christian-ChristensenDVI$0$16,300
Yvette D. ClarkeDNY-11$0$20,850
William Lacy ClayDMO-1$0$22,150
Emanuel CleaverDMO-5$0$58,950
Jim ClyburnDSC-6$0$191,395
John Howard CobleRNC-6$0$24,499
Mike CoffmanRCO-6$0$17,950
Steve CohenDTN-9$0$58,981
Tom ColeROK-4$0$39,100
K. "Mike" ConawayRTX-11$0$27,618
Gerry ConnollyDVA-11$0$99,968
John Conyers Jr.DMI-14$0$81,752
Jim CooperDTN-5$0$102,275
Jim CostaDCA-20$0$80,084
Jerry F. CostelloDIL-12$0$106,000
Joe CourtneyDCT-2$0$173,875
Ander CrenshawRFL-4$0$10,000
Joe CrowleyDNY-7$0$69,200
Henry CuellarDTX-28$0$74,499
John Abney CulbersonRTX-7$0$16,700
Elijah E. CummingsDMD-7$0$28,900
Kathy DahlkemperDPA-3$0$169,536
Artur DavisDAL-7$0$16,400
Danny K. DavisDIL-7$0$32,400
Geoff DavisRKY-4$0$23,526
Lincoln DavisDTN-4$0$102,450
Susan A. DavisDCA-53$0$18,300
Peter A. DeFazioDOR-4$0$40,350
Diana DeGetteDCO-1$0$73,184
Rosa L. DeLauroDCT-3$0$59,475
John Nathan DealRGA-9$0$1,000
Bill DelahuntDMA-10$0$0
Charlie DentRPA-15$0$44,750
Lincoln Diaz-BalartRFL-21$0$15,750
Mario Diaz-BalartRFL-25$0$37,036
Norm DicksDWA-6$0$38,850
John D. DingellDMI-15$0$92,248
Lloyd DoggettDTX-25$0$208,647
Joe DonnellyDIN-2$0$136,486
Mike DoyleDPA-14$0$29,144
David DreierRCA-26$0$32,200
Steve DriehausDOH-1$0$136,124
John "Jimmy" DuncanRTN-2$0$23,991
Donna F. EdwardsDMD-4$0$21,912
Thomas "Chet" EdwardsDTX-17$0$354,431
Vern EhlersRMI-3$0$6,000
Keith EllisonDMN-5$0$44,139
John "Brad" EllsworthDIN-8$0$175,617
Jo Ann EmersonRMO-8$0$50,950
Eliot L. EngelDNY-17$0$39,950
Anna G. EshooDCA-14$0$28,550
Bob EtheridgeDNC-2$0$52,250
Eni F. H. FaleomavaegaDAS$0$7,150
Mary FallinROK-5$0$0
Sam FarrDCA-17$0$10,650
Chaka FattahDPA-2$0$30,800
Bob FilnerDCA-51$0$20,900
Jeff FlakeRAZ-6$0$6,315
John FlemingRLA-4$0$33,900
J. "Randy" ForbesRVA-4$0$26,200
Jeff FortenberryRNE-1$0$26,112
George "Bill" FosterDIL-14$0$205,794
Virginia FoxxRNC-5$0$14,820
Barney FrankDMA-4$0$189,614
Trent FranksRAZ-2$0$5,700
Rodney P. FrelinghuysenRNJ-11$0$22,250
Marcia L. FudgeDOH-11$0$23,321
Elton GalleglyRCA-24$0$21,349
Ernest Scott GarrettRNJ-5$0$56,141
Jim GerlachRPA-6$0$89,552
Gabrielle GiffordsDAZ-8$0$136,380
John "Phil" GingreyRGA-11$0$41,466
Louie GohmertRTX-1$0$25,221
Charlie GonzalezDTX-20$0$37,750
Bob GoodlatteRVA-6$0$24,400
Bart GordonDTN-6$0$13,800
Kay GrangerRTX-12$0$57,135
Sam GravesRMO-6$0$25,725
Alan GraysonDFL-8$0$84,501
Al GreenDTX-9$0$40,800
Raymond "Gene" GreenDTX-29$0$53,100
Parker GriffithRAL-5$0$53,300
Raúl M. GrijalvaDAZ-7$0$36,686
Steven Brett GuthrieRKY-2$0$16,376
Luis V. GutiérrezDIL-4$0$37,040
John HallDNY-19$0$126,213
Ralph M. HallRTX-4$0$30,100
Debbie HalvorsonDIL-11$0$141,857
Phil HareDIL-17$0$76,743
Jane HarmanDCA-36$0$53,450
Gregg HarperRMS-3$0$55,000
Alcee L. HastingsDFL-23$0$38,091
Richard "Doc" HastingsRWA-4$0$23,050
Martin HeinrichDNM-1$0$264,523
Dean HellerRNV-2$0$40,800
Jeb HensarlingRTX-5$0$47,560
Wally HergerRCA-2$0$3,500
Stephanie Herseth SandlinDSD$0$88,200
Brian HigginsDNY-27$0$71,850
Baron HillDIN-9$0$129,418
Jim HimesDCT-4$0$203,000
Maurice D. HincheyDNY-22$0$33,124
Rubén HinojosaDTX-15$0$24,300
Mazie K. HironoDHI-2$0$93,100
Paul HodesDNH-2$0$509,355
Pete HoekstraRMI-2$0$0
Thomas "Tim" HoldenDPA-17$0$52,921
Rush HoltDNJ-12$0$96,290
Mike HondaDCA-15$0$44,712
Steny H. HoyerDMD-5$0$204,975
Duncan HunterRCA-52$0$11,000
Bob InglisRSC-4$0$33,227
Jay InsleeDWA-1$0$70,700
Steve IsraelDNY-2$0$188,425
Darrell E. IssaRCA-49$0$37,054
Sheila Jackson LeeDTX-18$0$46,050
Jesse L. Jackson Jr.DIL-2$0$49,800
Lynn JenkinsRKS-2$0$37,850
Eddie Bernice JohnsonDTX-30$0$37,525
Henry "Hank" JohnsonDGA-4$0$52,300
Sam JohnsonRTX-3$0$16,375
Tim JohnsonRIL-15$0$11,300
Walter B. JonesRNC-3$0$25,300
Jim JordanROH-4$0$9,600
Steve KagenDWI-8$0$117,990
Paul KanjorskiDPA-11$0$105,244
Marcy KapturDOH-9$0$30,484
Patrick KennedyDRI-1$0$50,550
Dale E. KildeeDMI-5$0$12,650
Carolyn KilpatrickDMI-13$0$15,550
Mary Jo KilroyDOH-15$0$182,063
Ron KindDWI-3$0$66,609
Pete KingRNY-3$0$67,700
Steve KingRIA-5$0$8,250
Jack KingstonRGA-1$0$26,488
Mark KirkRIL-10$0$562,291
Ann KirkpatrickDAZ-1$0$144,353
Larry KissellDNC-8$0$38,800
Ron KleinDFL-22$0$333,619
John KlineRMN-2$0$45,615
Suzanne KosmasDFL-24$0$178,093
Frank KratovilDMD-1$0$186,032
Dennis J. KucinichDOH-10$0$11,900
Steve LaTouretteROH-14$0$66,545
Doug LambornRCO-5$0$8,923
Leonard LanceRNJ-7$0$65,500
Jim LangevinDRI-2$0$68,544
Rick LarsenDWA-2$0$73,570
John B. LarsonDCT-1$0$158,184
Tom LathamRIA-4$0$14,750
Bob LattaROH-5$0$6,000
Barbara LeeDCA-9$0$54,000
Chris LeeRNY-26$0$83,748
Sandy LevinDMI-12$0$140,938
Charles "Jerry" LewisRCA-41$0$21,050
John LewisDGA-5$0$71,950
John LinderRGA-7$0$0
Dan LipinskiDIL-3$0$33,075
Frank A. LoBiondoRNJ-2$0$34,700
Dave LoebsackDIA-2$0$71,961
Zoe LofgrenDCA-16$0$86,140
Nita M. LoweyDNY-18$0$152,760
Frank D. LucasROK-3$0$11,400
Blaine LuetkemeyerRMO-9$0$23,950
Ben Ray LujánDNM-3$0$53,899
Cynthia M. LummisRWY$0$16,200
Dan LungrenRCA-3$0$88,915
Stephen F. LynchDMA-9$0$52,125
Connie MackRFL-14$0$27,500
Dan MaffeiDNY-25$0$259,836
Carolyn B. MaloneyDNY-14$0$196,856
Don ManzulloRIL-16$0$26,199
Kenny MarchantRTX-24$0$14,800
Betsy MarkeyDCO-4$0$202,452
Ed MarkeyDMA-7$0$100,050
Jim MarshallDGA-8$0$114,404
Eric MassaDNY-29$0$48,451
Jim MathesonDUT-2$0$35,100
Doris O. MatsuiDCA-5$0$63,049
Carolyn McCarthyDNY-4$0$36,900
Kevin McCarthyRCA-22$0$47,450
Michael T. McCaulRTX-10$0$63,170
Tom McClintockRCA-4$0$15,100
Betty McCollumDMN-4$0$41,761
Thaddeus McCotterRMI-11$0$31,200
Jim McDermottDWA-7$0$17,350
Jim McGovernDMA-3$0$100,767
Patrick T. McHenryRNC-10$0$17,650
John McHughRNY-23$0$1,500
Douglas "Mike" McIntyreDNC-7$0$68,050
Howard P. "Buck" McKeonRCA-25$0$20,700
Mike McMahonDNY-13$0$168,648
Cathy McMorris RodgersRWA-5$0$20,319
Jerry McNerneyDCA-11$0$213,975
Kendrick MeekDFL-17$0$916,918
Gregory W. MeeksDNY-6$0$29,725
Charlie MelanconDLA-3$0$607,599
John L. MicaRFL-7$0$50,385
Mike MichaudDME-2$0$41,355
Candice S. MillerRMI-10$0$25,350
Gary G. MillerRCA-42$0$16,800
George MillerDCA-7$0$34,681
Jeff MillerRFL-1$0$15,000
R. "Brad" MillerDNC-13$0$104,350
Walt MinnickDID-1$0$147,752
Harry MitchellDAZ-5$0$143,300
Alan MollohanDWV-1$0$48,200
Dennis MooreDKS-3$0$23,500
Gwen MooreDWI-4$0$18,955
Jim MoranDVA-8$0$35,650
Jerry MoranRKS-1$0$116,790
Chris MurphyDCT-5$0$177,174
Patrick MurphyDPA-8$0$429,180
Tim MurphyRPA-18$0$60,000
John MurthaDPA-12$0$18,200
Sue Wilkins MyrickRNC-9$0$26,485
Jerry NadlerDNY-8$0$157,304
Grace F. NapolitanoDCA-38$0$16,800
Richard E. NealDMA-2$0$67,394
Robert "Randy" NeugebauerRTX-19$0$23,300
Eleanor Holmes NortonDDC$0$16,850
Devin NunesRCA-21$0$17,000
Glenn NyeDVA-2$0$166,799
Jim OberstarDMN-8$0$84,100
Dave ObeyDWI-7$0$70,300
Pete OlsonRTX-22$0$34,817
John W. OlverDMA-1$0$47,338
Solomon OrtizDTX-27$0$45,375
Frank Pallone Jr.DNJ-6$0$130,450
Bill PascrellDNJ-8$0$115,615
Ed PastorDAZ-4$0$36,650
Ron PaulRTX-14$0$1,800
Erik PaulsenRMN-3$0$71,950
Donald PayneDNJ-10$0$18,800
Nancy PelosiDCA-8$0$131,400
Mike PenceRIN-6$0$83,188
Ed PerlmutterDCO-7$0$292,860
Tom PerrielloDVA-5$0$159,318
Gary PetersDMI-9$0$327,173
Collin C. PetersonDMN-7$0$17,250
Tom PetriRWI-6$0$20,883
Pedro R. PierluisiDPR$0$43,750
Rochelle "Chellie" PingreeDME-1$0$57,500
Joe PittsRPA-16$0$14,210
Todd Russell PlattsRPA-19$0$7,860
Lloyd "Ted" PoeRTX-2$0$53,817
Jared PolisDCO-2$0$35,049
Earl PomeroyDND$0$98,346
Bill PoseyRFL-15$0$27,700
David E. PriceDNC-4$0$51,725
Tom PriceRGA-6$0$27,198
Adam PutnamRFL-12$0$500
George RadanovichRCA-19$0$7,650
Nick J. Rahall IIDWV-3$0$48,108
Charlie RangelDNY-15$0$172,500
Denny RehbergRMT$0$25,950
David G. ReichertRWA-8$0$37,318
Silvestre ReyesDTX-16$0$72,425
Laura RichardsonDCA-37$0$9,900
Ciro RodriguezDTX-23$0$129,767
David "Phil" RoeRTN-1$0$8,300
Harold "Hal" RogersRKY-5$0$23,900
Mike D. RogersRAL-3$0$42,850
Mike RogersRMI-8$0$56,000
Dana RohrabacherRCA-46$0$10,100
Tom RooneyRFL-16$0$34,935
Ileana Ros-LehtinenRFL-18$0$97,351
Peter J. RoskamRIL-6$0$63,300
Mike RossDAR-4$0$85,845
Steve RothmanDNJ-9$0$74,000
Lucille Roybal-AllardDCA-34$0$21,400
Ed RoyceRCA-40$0$70,650
C.A. "Dutch" RuppersbergerDMD-2$0$42,350
Bobby L. RushDIL-1$0$26,649
Paul RyanRWI-1$0$69,150
Tim RyanDOH-17$0$74,150
Gregorio "Kilili" SablanIMP$0$3,600
John SalazarDCO-3$0$120,590
Loretta SanchezDCA-47$0$177,150
John P. SarbanesDMD-3$0$118,039
Steve ScaliseRLA-1$0$53,959
Jan SchakowskyDIL-9$0$174,925
Mark SchauerDMI-7$0$222,234
Adam B. SchiffDCA-29$0$137,600
Jeannette "Jean" SchmidtROH-2$0$60,250
Aaron SchockRIL-18$0$63,232
Kurt SchraderDOR-5$0$68,018
Allyson Y. SchwartzDPA-13$0$269,101
David ScottDGA-13$0$22,650
Bobby ScottDVA-3$0$19,750
F. "Jim" SensenbrennerRWI-5$0$16,460
José E. SerranoDNY-16$0$7,400
Pete SessionsRTX-32$0$76,500
Joe SestakDPA-7$0$1,031,753
John ShadeggRAZ-3$0$6,150
Carol Shea-PorterDNH-1$0$23,082
Brad ShermanDCA-27$0$88,515
John ShimkusRIL-19$0$44,782
Joseph Heath ShulerDNC-11$0$48,062
Bill ShusterRPA-9$0$29,500
Mike SimpsonRID-2$0$17,200
Albio SiresDNJ-13$0$39,950
Isaac "Ike" SkeltonDMO-4$0$208,052
Louise McIntosh SlaughterDNY-28$0$26,435
David Adam SmithDWA-9$0$42,743
Adrian SmithRNE-3$0$18,724
Chris SmithRNJ-4$0$17,750
Lamar SmithRTX-21$0$46,400
Vic SnyderDAR-2$0$0
Hilda SolisDCA-32$0$0
Mark SouderRIN-3$0$4,500
Zack SpaceDOH-18$0$177,700
Karen "Jackie" SpeierDCA-12$0$57,950
John SprattDSC-5$0$169,350
Fortney "Pete" StarkDCA-13$0$12,750
Cliff StearnsRFL-6$0$33,600
Bart StupakDMI-1$0$25,100
John SullivanROK-1$0$22,034
Betty SuttonDOH-13$0$121,992
Linda T. SánchezDCA-39$0$16,390
John TannerDTN-8$0$19,000
Ellen TauscherDCA-10$0$2,750
Gary "Gene" TaylorDMS-4$0$27,800
Harry TeagueDNM-2$0$130,815
Lee TerryRNE-2$0$83,952
Bennie G. ThompsonDMS-2$0$141,539
Glenn ThompsonRPA-5$0$43,252
C. Mike ThompsonDCA-1$0$52,190
William "Mac" ThornberryRTX-13$0$14,550
Todd TiahrtRKS-4$0$49,166
Pat TiberiROH-12$0$104,600
John F. TierneyDMA-6$0$56,000
Alice "Dina" TitusDNV-3$0$144,825
Paul TonkoDNY-21$0$46,193
Ed TownsDNY-10$0$83,124
Niki TsongasDMA-5$0$127,700
Mike TurnerROH-3$0$19,400
Fred UptonRMI-6$0$52,395
Chris Van HollenDMD-8$0$134,442
Nydia M. VelázquezDNY-12$0$38,765
Pete ViscloskyDIN-1$0$38,500
Greg WaldenROR-2$0$53,635
Tim WalzDMN-1$0$119,560
Zach WampRTN-3$0$0
Debbie Wasserman SchultzDFL-20$0$119,741
Maxine WatersDCA-35$0$13,600
Diane WatsonDCA-33$0$2,500
Mel WattDNC-12$0$29,450
Henry A. WaxmanDCA-30$0$74,750
Anthony WeinerDNY-9$0$77,600
Peter WelchDVT$0$34,175
Lynn A. WestmorelandRGA-3$0$22,333
Robert WexlerDFL-19$0$27,700
Ed WhitfieldRKY-1$0$32,785
Charlie WilsonDOH-6$0$25,222
Addison "Joe" WilsonRSC-2$0$47,301
Robert J. WittmanRVA-1$0$26,950
Frank R. WolfRVA-10$0$45,194
Lynn C. WoolseyDCA-6$0$44,537
David WuDOR-1$0$106,433
John A. YarmuthDKY-3$0$62,650
C. W. "Bill" YoungRFL-10$0$7,750
Don YoungRAK$0$47,795

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Neil AbercrombieDHI-1$0$-34,000
Gary L. AckermanDNY-5$0$51,850
Robert B. AderholtRAL-4$0$23,679
John AdlerDNJ-3$0$373,460
W. Todd AkinRMO-2$0$13,300
Rodney AlexanderRLA-5$0$63,024
Jason AltmireDPA-4$0$86,786
Rob AndrewsDNJ-1$0$123,796
Mike ArcuriDNY-24$0$58,700
Steve AustriaROH-7$0$19,260
Joe BacaDCA-43$0$35,325
Michele BachmannRMN-6$0$49,225
Spencer BachusRAL-6$0$64,300
Brian BairdDWA-3$0$1,000
Tammy BaldwinDWI-2$0$34,966
James Gresham BarrettRSC-3$0$2,500
John BarrowDGA-12$0$273,430
Roscoe G. BartlettRMD-6$0$250
Joe BartonRTX-6$0$42,600
Melissa BeanDIL-8$0$81,825
Xavier BecerraDCA-31$0$58,196
Rochelle "Shelley" BerkleyDNV-1$0$121,674
Howard L. BermanDCA-28$0$137,072
Robert Marion BerryDAR-1$0$6,250
Judy BiggertRIL-13$0$32,535
Brian P. BilbrayRCA-50$0$25,350
Gus M. BilirakisRFL-9$0$53,350
Rob BishopRUT-1$0$7,400
Sanford D. Bishop Jr.DGA-2$0$54,250
Tim BishopDNY-1$0$121,490
Marsha BlackburnRTN-7$0$40,025
Earl BlumenauerDOR-3$0$36,850
Roy BluntRMO-7$0$403,897
John BoccieriDOH-16$0$129,618
John A. BoehnerROH-8$0$143,950
Jo BonnerRAL-1$0$43,900
Mary Bono MackRCA-45$0$35,983
John BoozmanRAR-3$0$77,954
Madeleine Z. BordalloDGU$0$8,250
Dan BorenDOK-2$0$70,149
Leonard L. BoswellDIA-3$0$65,200
Rick BoucherDVA-9$0$145,429
Charles W. Boustany Jr.RLA-7$0$50,200
Fred Allen BoydDFL-2$0$81,047
Kevin BradyRTX-8$0$28,299
Bob BradyDPA-1$0$78,300
Bruce L. BraleyDIA-1$0$665,717
Bobby BrightDAL-2$0$87,015
Paul C. BrounRGA-10$0$17,301
Corrine BrownDFL-3$0$71,463
Henry BrownRSC-1$0$17,500
Ginny Brown-WaiteRFL-5$0$5,500
Vern BuchananRFL-13$0$51,250
Michael C. BurgessRTX-26$0$16,731
Dan BurtonRIN-5$0$19,100
George "G.K." ButterfieldDNC-1$0$65,812
Steve BuyerRIN-4$0$5,250
Ken CalvertRCA-44$0$40,180
Dave CampRMI-4$0$66,615
John CampbellRCA-48$0$23,850
Eric CantorRVA-7$0$203,310
Anh "Joseph" CaoRLA-2$0$70,221
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV-2$0$64,900
Lois CappsDCA-23$0$28,575
Mike CapuanoDMA-8$0$262,150
Dennis CardozaDCA-18$0$32,500
John "Russ" CarnahanDMO-3$0$284,956
Chris CarneyDPA-10$0$116,021
André CarsonDIN-7$0$71,151
John R. CarterRTX-31$0$31,776
Bill CassidyRLA-6$0$51,074
Mike CastleRDE$0$203,576
Kathy CastorDFL-11$0$99,700
Jason ChaffetzRUT-3$0$9,500
Albert "Ben" ChandlerDKY-6$0$120,867
Travis ChildersDMS-1$0$168,600
Donna Christian-ChristensenDVI$0$16,300
Yvette D. ClarkeDNY-11$0$20,850
William Lacy ClayDMO-1$0$22,150
Emanuel CleaverDMO-5$0$58,950
Jim ClyburnDSC-6$0$191,395
John Howard CobleRNC-6$0$24,499
Mike CoffmanRCO-6$0$17,950
Steve CohenDTN-9$0$58,981
Tom ColeROK-4$0$39,100
K. "Mike" ConawayRTX-11$0$27,618
Gerry ConnollyDVA-11$0$99,968
John Conyers Jr.DMI-14$0$81,752
Jim CooperDTN-5$0$102,275
Jim CostaDCA-20$0$80,084
Jerry F. CostelloDIL-12$0$106,000
Joe CourtneyDCT-2$0$173,875
Ander CrenshawRFL-4$0$10,000
Joe CrowleyDNY-7$0$69,200
Henry CuellarDTX-28$0$74,499
John Abney CulbersonRTX-7$0$16,700
Elijah E. CummingsDMD-7$0$28,900
Kathy DahlkemperDPA-3$0$169,536
Artur DavisDAL-7$0$16,400
Danny K. DavisDIL-7$0$32,400
Geoff DavisRKY-4$0$23,526
Lincoln DavisDTN-4$0$102,450
Susan A. DavisDCA-53$0$18,300
Peter A. DeFazioDOR-4$0$40,350
Diana DeGetteDCO-1$0$73,184
Rosa L. DeLauroDCT-3$0$59,475
John Nathan DealRGA-9$0$1,000
Bill DelahuntDMA-10$0$0
Charlie DentRPA-15$0$44,750
Lincoln Diaz-BalartRFL-21$0$15,750
Mario Diaz-BalartRFL-25$0$37,036
Norm DicksDWA-6$0$38,850
John D. DingellDMI-15$0$92,248
Lloyd DoggettDTX-25$0$208,647
Joe DonnellyDIN-2$0$136,486
Mike DoyleDPA-14$0$29,144
David DreierRCA-26$0$32,200
Steve DriehausDOH-1$0$136,124
John "Jimmy" DuncanRTN-2$0$23,991
Donna F. EdwardsDMD-4$0$21,912
Thomas "Chet" EdwardsDTX-17$0$354,431
Vern EhlersRMI-3$0$6,000
Keith EllisonDMN-5$0$44,139
John "Brad" EllsworthDIN-8$0$175,617
Jo Ann EmersonRMO-8$0$50,950
Eliot L. EngelDNY-17$0$39,950
Anna G. EshooDCA-14$0$28,550
Bob EtheridgeDNC-2$0$52,250
Eni F. H. FaleomavaegaDAS$0$7,150
Mary FallinROK-5$0$0
Sam FarrDCA-17$0$10,650
Chaka FattahDPA-2$0$30,800
Bob FilnerDCA-51$0$20,900
Jeff FlakeRAZ-6$0$6,315
John FlemingRLA-4$0$33,900
J. "Randy" ForbesRVA-4$0$26,200
Jeff FortenberryRNE-1$0$26,112
George "Bill" FosterDIL-14$0$205,794
Virginia FoxxRNC-5$0$14,820
Barney FrankDMA-4$0$189,614
Trent FranksRAZ-2$0$5,700
Rodney P. FrelinghuysenRNJ-11$0$22,250
Marcia L. FudgeDOH-11$0$23,321
Elton GalleglyRCA-24$0$21,349
Ernest Scott GarrettRNJ-5$0$56,141
Jim GerlachRPA-6$0$89,552
Gabrielle GiffordsDAZ-8$0$136,380
John "Phil" GingreyRGA-11$0$41,466
Louie GohmertRTX-1$0$25,221
Charlie GonzalezDTX-20$0$37,750
Bob GoodlatteRVA-6$0$24,400
Bart GordonDTN-6$0$13,800
Kay GrangerRTX-12$0$57,135
Sam GravesRMO-6$0$25,725
Alan GraysonDFL-8$0$84,501
Al GreenDTX-9$0$40,800
Raymond "Gene" GreenDTX-29$0$53,100
Parker GriffithRAL-5$0$53,300
Raúl M. GrijalvaDAZ-7$0$36,686
Steven Brett GuthrieRKY-2$0$16,376
Luis V. GutiérrezDIL-4$0$37,040
John HallDNY-19$0$126,213
Ralph M. HallRTX-4$0$30,100
Debbie HalvorsonDIL-11$0$141,857
Phil HareDIL-17$0$76,743
Jane HarmanDCA-36$0$53,450
Gregg HarperRMS-3$0$55,000
Alcee L. HastingsDFL-23$0$38,091
Richard "Doc" HastingsRWA-4$0$23,050
Martin HeinrichDNM-1$0$264,523
Dean HellerRNV-2$0$40,800
Jeb HensarlingRTX-5$0$47,560
Wally HergerRCA-2$0$3,500
Stephanie Herseth SandlinDSD$0$88,200
Brian HigginsDNY-27$0$71,850
Baron HillDIN-9$0$129,418
Jim HimesDCT-4$0$203,000
Maurice D. HincheyDNY-22$0$33,124
Rubén HinojosaDTX-15$0$24,300
Mazie K. HironoDHI-2$0$93,100
Paul HodesDNH-2$0$509,355
Pete HoekstraRMI-2$0$0
Thomas "Tim" HoldenDPA-17$0$52,921
Rush HoltDNJ-12$0$96,290
Mike HondaDCA-15$0$44,712
Steny H. HoyerDMD-5$0$204,975
Duncan HunterRCA-52$0$11,000
Bob InglisRSC-4$0$33,227
Jay InsleeDWA-1$0$70,700
Steve IsraelDNY-2$0$188,425
Darrell E. IssaRCA-49$0$37,054
Sheila Jackson LeeDTX-18$0$46,050
Jesse L. Jackson Jr.DIL-2$0$49,800
Lynn JenkinsRKS-2$0$37,850
Eddie Bernice JohnsonDTX-30$0$37,525
Henry "Hank" JohnsonDGA-4$0$52,300
Sam JohnsonRTX-3$0$16,375
Tim JohnsonRIL-15$0$11,300
Walter B. JonesRNC-3$0$25,300
Jim JordanROH-4$0$9,600
Steve KagenDWI-8$0$117,990
Paul KanjorskiDPA-11$0$105,244
Marcy KapturDOH-9$0$30,484
Patrick KennedyDRI-1$0$50,550
Dale E. KildeeDMI-5$0$12,650
Carolyn KilpatrickDMI-13$0$15,550
Mary Jo KilroyDOH-15$0$182,063
Ron KindDWI-3$0$66,609
Pete KingRNY-3$0$67,700
Steve KingRIA-5$0$8,250
Jack KingstonRGA-1$0$26,488
Mark KirkRIL-10$0$562,291
Ann KirkpatrickDAZ-1$0$144,353
Larry KissellDNC-8$0$38,800
Ron KleinDFL-22$0$333,619
John KlineRMN-2$0$45,615
Suzanne KosmasDFL-24$0$178,093
Frank KratovilDMD-1$0$186,032
Dennis J. KucinichDOH-10$0$11,900
Steve LaTouretteROH-14$0$66,545
Doug LambornRCO-5$0$8,923
Leonard LanceRNJ-7$0$65,500
Jim LangevinDRI-2$0$68,544
Rick LarsenDWA-2$0$73,570
John B. LarsonDCT-1$0$158,184
Tom LathamRIA-4$0$14,750
Bob LattaROH-5$0$6,000
Barbara LeeDCA-9$0$54,000
Chris LeeRNY-26$0$83,748
Sandy LevinDMI-12$0$140,938
Charles "Jerry" LewisRCA-41$0$21,050
John LewisDGA-5$0$71,950
John LinderRGA-7$0$0
Dan LipinskiDIL-3$0$33,075
Frank A. LoBiondoRNJ-2$0$34,700
Dave LoebsackDIA-2$0$71,961
Zoe LofgrenDCA-16$0$86,140
Nita M. LoweyDNY-18$0$152,760
Frank D. LucasROK-3$0$11,400
Blaine LuetkemeyerRMO-9$0$23,950
Ben Ray LujánDNM-3$0$53,899
Cynthia M. LummisRWY$0$16,200
Dan LungrenRCA-3$0$88,915
Stephen F. LynchDMA-9$0$52,125
Connie MackRFL-14$0$27,500
Dan MaffeiDNY-25$0$259,836
Carolyn B. MaloneyDNY-14$0$196,856
Don ManzulloRIL-16$0$26,199
Kenny MarchantRTX-24$0$14,800
Betsy MarkeyDCO-4$0$202,452
Ed MarkeyDMA-7$0$100,050
Jim MarshallDGA-8$0$114,404
Eric MassaDNY-29$0$48,451
Jim MathesonDUT-2$0$35,100
Doris O. MatsuiDCA-5$0$63,049
Carolyn McCarthyDNY-4$0$36,900
Kevin McCarthyRCA-22$0$47,450
Michael T. McCaulRTX-10$0$63,170
Tom McClintockRCA-4$0$15,100
Betty McCollumDMN-4$0$41,761
Thaddeus McCotterRMI-11$0$31,200
Jim McDermottDWA-7$0$17,350
Jim McGovernDMA-3$0$100,767
Patrick T. McHenryRNC-10$0$17,650
John McHughRNY-23$0$1,500
Douglas "Mike" McIntyreDNC-7$0$68,050
Howard P. "Buck" McKeonRCA-25$0$20,700
Mike McMahonDNY-13$0$168,648
Cathy McMorris RodgersRWA-5$0$20,319
Jerry McNerneyDCA-11$0$213,975
Kendrick MeekDFL-17$0$916,918
Gregory W. MeeksDNY-6$0$29,725
Charlie MelanconDLA-3$0$607,599
John L. MicaRFL-7$0$50,385
Mike MichaudDME-2$0$41,355
Candice S. MillerRMI-10$0$25,350
Gary G. MillerRCA-42$0$16,800
George MillerDCA-7$0$34,681
Jeff MillerRFL-1$0$15,000
R. "Brad" MillerDNC-13$0$104,350
Walt MinnickDID-1$0$147,752
Harry MitchellDAZ-5$0$143,300
Alan MollohanDWV-1$0$48,200
Dennis MooreDKS-3$0$23,500
Gwen MooreDWI-4$0$18,955
Jim MoranDVA-8$0$35,650
Jerry MoranRKS-1$0$116,790
Chris MurphyDCT-5$0$177,174
Patrick MurphyDPA-8$0$429,180
Tim MurphyRPA-18$0$60,000
John MurthaDPA-12$0$18,200
Sue Wilkins MyrickRNC-9$0$26,485
Jerry NadlerDNY-8$0$157,304
Grace F. NapolitanoDCA-38$0$16,800
Richard E. NealDMA-2$0$67,394
Robert "Randy" NeugebauerRTX-19$0$23,300
Eleanor Holmes NortonDDC$0$16,850
Devin NunesRCA-21$0$17,000
Glenn NyeDVA-2$0$166,799
Jim OberstarDMN-8$0$84,100
Dave ObeyDWI-7$0$70,300
Pete OlsonRTX-22$0$34,817
John W. OlverDMA-1$0$47,338
Solomon OrtizDTX-27$0$45,375
Frank Pallone Jr.DNJ-6$0$130,450
Bill PascrellDNJ-8$0$115,615
Ed PastorDAZ-4$0$36,650
Ron PaulRTX-14$0$1,800
Erik PaulsenRMN-3$0$71,950
Donald PayneDNJ-10$0$18,800
Nancy PelosiDCA-8$0$131,400
Mike PenceRIN-6$0$83,188
Ed PerlmutterDCO-7$0$292,860
Tom PerrielloDVA-5$0$159,318
Gary PetersDMI-9$0$327,173
Collin C. PetersonDMN-7$0$17,250
Tom PetriRWI-6$0$20,883
Pedro R. PierluisiDPR$0$43,750
Rochelle "Chellie" PingreeDME-1$0$57,500
Joe PittsRPA-16$0$14,210
Todd Russell PlattsRPA-19$0$7,860
Lloyd "Ted" PoeRTX-2$0$53,817
Jared PolisDCO-2$0$35,049
Earl PomeroyDND$0$98,346
Bill PoseyRFL-15$0$27,700
David E. PriceDNC-4$0$51,725
Tom PriceRGA-6$0$27,198
Adam PutnamRFL-12$0$500
George RadanovichRCA-19$0$7,650
Nick J. Rahall IIDWV-3$0$48,108
Charlie RangelDNY-15$0$172,500
Denny RehbergRMT$0$25,950
David G. ReichertRWA-8$0$37,318
Silvestre ReyesDTX-16$0$72,425
Laura RichardsonDCA-37$0$9,900
Ciro RodriguezDTX-23$0$129,767
David "Phil" RoeRTN-1$0$8,300
Harold "Hal" RogersRKY-5$0$23,900
Mike D. RogersRAL-3$0$42,850
Mike RogersRMI-8$0$56,000
Dana RohrabacherRCA-46$0$10,100
Tom RooneyRFL-16$0$34,935
Ileana Ros-LehtinenRFL-18$0$97,351
Peter J. RoskamRIL-6$0$63,300
Mike RossDAR-4$0$85,845
Steve RothmanDNJ-9$0$74,000
Lucille Roybal-AllardDCA-34$0$21,400
Ed RoyceRCA-40$0$70,650
C.A. "Dutch" RuppersbergerDMD-2$0$42,350
Bobby L. RushDIL-1$0$26,649
Paul RyanRWI-1$0$69,150
Tim RyanDOH-17$0$74,150
Gregorio "Kilili" SablanIMP$0$3,600
John SalazarDCO-3$0$120,590
Loretta SanchezDCA-47$0$177,150
John P. SarbanesDMD-3$0$118,039
Steve ScaliseRLA-1$0$53,959
Jan SchakowskyDIL-9$0$174,925
Mark SchauerDMI-7$0$222,234
Adam B. SchiffDCA-29$0$137,600
Jeannette "Jean" SchmidtROH-2$0$60,250
Aaron SchockRIL-18$0$63,232
Kurt SchraderDOR-5$0$68,018
Allyson Y. SchwartzDPA-13$0$269,101
David ScottDGA-13$0$22,650
Bobby ScottDVA-3$0$19,750
F. "Jim" SensenbrennerRWI-5$0$16,460
José E. SerranoDNY-16$0$7,400
Pete SessionsRTX-32$0$76,500
Joe SestakDPA-7$0$1,031,753
John ShadeggRAZ-3$0$6,150
Carol Shea-PorterDNH-1$0$23,082
Brad ShermanDCA-27$0$88,515
John ShimkusRIL-19$0$44,782
Joseph Heath ShulerDNC-11$0$48,062
Bill ShusterRPA-9$0$29,500
Mike SimpsonRID-2$0$17,200
Albio SiresDNJ-13$0$39,950
Isaac "Ike" SkeltonDMO-4$0$208,052
Louise McIntosh SlaughterDNY-28$0$26,435
David Adam SmithDWA-9$0$42,743
Adrian SmithRNE-3$0$18,724
Chris SmithRNJ-4$0$17,750
Lamar SmithRTX-21$0$46,400
Vic SnyderDAR-2$0$0
Hilda SolisDCA-32$0$0
Mark SouderRIN-3$0$4,500
Zack SpaceDOH-18$0$177,700
Karen "Jackie" SpeierDCA-12$0$57,950
John SprattDSC-5$0$169,350
Fortney "Pete" StarkDCA-13$0$12,750
Cliff StearnsRFL-6$0$33,600
Bart StupakDMI-1$0$25,100
John SullivanROK-1$0$22,034
Betty SuttonDOH-13$0$121,992
Linda T. SánchezDCA-39$0$16,390
John TannerDTN-8$0$19,000
Ellen TauscherDCA-10$0$2,750
Gary "Gene" TaylorDMS-4$0$27,800
Harry TeagueDNM-2$0$130,815
Lee TerryRNE-2$0$83,952
Bennie G. ThompsonDMS-2$0$141,539
Glenn ThompsonRPA-5$0$43,252
C. Mike ThompsonDCA-1$0$52,190
William "Mac" ThornberryRTX-13$0$14,550
Todd TiahrtRKS-4$0$49,166
Pat TiberiROH-12$0$104,600
John F. TierneyDMA-6$0$56,000
Alice "Dina" TitusDNV-3$0$144,825
Paul TonkoDNY-21$0$46,193
Ed TownsDNY-10$0$83,124
Niki TsongasDMA-5$0$127,700
Mike TurnerROH-3$0$19,400
Fred UptonRMI-6$0$52,395
Chris Van HollenDMD-8$0$134,442
Nydia M. VelázquezDNY-12$0$38,765
Pete ViscloskyDIN-1$0$38,500
Greg WaldenROR-2$0$53,635
Tim WalzDMN-1$0$119,560
Zach WampRTN-3$0$0
Debbie Wasserman SchultzDFL-20$0$119,741
Maxine WatersDCA-35$0$13,600
Diane WatsonDCA-33$0$2,500
Mel WattDNC-12$0$29,450
Henry A. WaxmanDCA-30$0$74,750
Anthony WeinerDNY-9$0$77,600
Peter WelchDVT$0$34,175
Lynn A. WestmorelandRGA-3$0$22,333
Robert WexlerDFL-19$0$27,700
Ed WhitfieldRKY-1$0$32,785
Charlie WilsonDOH-6$0$25,222
Addison "Joe" WilsonRSC-2$0$47,301
Robert J. WittmanRVA-1$0$26,950
Frank R. WolfRVA-10$0$45,194
Lynn C. WoolseyDCA-6$0$44,537
David WuDOR-1$0$106,433
John A. YarmuthDKY-3$0$62,650
C. W. "Bill" YoungRFL-10$0$7,750
Don YoungRAK$0$47,795

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