Current cosponsors

Update: 8/15/2008

Senate bill S.2618 (Sponsor - Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN]) Total 27 / 100

Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] - 2/8/2008 *
Sen Coleman, Norm [MN] - 2/8/2008
Sen Collins, Susan M. [ME] - 2/8/2008
Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] - 2/8/2008 *
Sen Isakson, Johnny [GA] - 2/8/2008 *
Sen Wicker, Roger F. [MS] - 2/11/2008
Sen Dodd, Christopher J. [CT] - 2/14/2008 * Vice Chair
Sen Clinton, Hillary Rodham [NY] - 2/14/2008 *
Sen Murray, Patty [WA] - 2/25/2008 *
Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] - 2/25/2008
Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] - 2/26/2008
Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] - 2/28/2008
Sen Sununu, John E. [NH] - 2/28/2008
Sen Chambliss, Saxby [GA] - 2/28/2008
Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] - 3/11/2008
Sen Cochran, Thad [MS] - 3/31/2008
Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] - 4/1/2008 *
Sen Snowe, Olympia J. [ME] - 4/2/2008
Sen Stabenow, Debbie [MI] - 5/1/2008
Sen Levin, Carl [MI] - 5/12/2008
Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. [CT] - 6/4/2008
Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA] - 6/23/2008
Sen Johnson, Tim [SD] - 7/14/2008
Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] - 7/25/2008
Sen Thune, John [SD] - 7/31/2008

* = Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions member (Total 7 / 21)

House bill H.R.5265 (Sponsor - Rep Engel, Elliot [NY-17]) Total 124 / 435

Rep Arcuri, Michael A. [NY-24] - 2/12/2008
Rep Bilbray, Brian P. [CA-50] - 2/12/2008
Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26] - 2/7/2008 **
Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] - 2/12/2008
Rep Ferguson, Mike [NJ-7] - 2/12/2008 **
Rep Gerlach, Jim [PA-6] - 2/12/2008
Rep Holden, Tim [PA-17] - 2/12/2008
Rep King, Peter T. [NY-3] - 2/12/2008
Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-3] - 2/12/2008
Rep Neal, Richard E. [MA-2] - 2/12/2008
Rep Payne, Donald M. [NJ-10] - 2/12/2008
Rep Reyes, Silvestre [TX-16] - 2/12/2008
Rep Saxton, Jim [NJ-3] - 2/12/2008
Rep Sessions, Pete [TX-32] - 2/12/2008
Rep Sutton, Betty [OH-13] - 2/12/2008
Rep Upton, Fred [MI-6] - 2/12/2008 *
Rep Walz, Timothy J. [MN-1] - 2/12/2008
Rep Whitfield, Ed [KY-1] - 2/12/2008 *
Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] - 2/14/2008 ** Vice Chair
Rep Stupak, Bart [MI-1] - 2/14/2008 *
Rep Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [IL-2] - 2/14/2008
Rep Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [GA-2] - 2/14/2008
Rep Oberstar, James L. [MN-8] - 2/14/2008
Rep Etheridge, Bob [NC-2] - 2/14/2008
Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] - 2/14/2008
Rep Hinojosa, Ruben [TX-15] - 2/14/2008
Rep Allen, Thomas H. [ME-1] - 2/25/2008 **
Rep McCollum, Betty [MN-4] - 2/25/2008
Rep Pastor, Ed [AZ-4] - 2/25/2008
Rep Shea-Porter, Carol [NH-1] - 2/25/2008
Rep Michaud, Michael H. [ME-2] - 2/25/2008
Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. [NY-22] - 2/25/2008
Rep Platts, Todd Russell [PA-19] - 2/25/2008
Rep Goode, Virgil H., Jr. [VA-5] - 2/25/2008
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] - 2/25/2008
Rep Rodriguez, Ciro D. [TX-23] - 2/25/2008
Rep Welch, Peter [VT] - 2/25/2008
Rep Murphy, Christopher S. [CT-5] - 2/25/2008
Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23] - 2/25/2008 **
Rep Waxman, Henry A. [CA-30] - 2/27/2008 **
Rep Skelton, Ike [MO-4] - 2/27/2008
Rep Frank, Barney [MA-4] - 2/27/2008
Rep Emerson, Jo Ann [MO-8] - 2/27/2008
Rep Hodes, Paul W. [NH-2] - 3/4/2008
Rep Wolf, Frank R. [VA-10] - 3/4/2008
Rep LoBiondo, Frank A. [NJ-2] - 3/4/2008
Rep Wittman, Robert J. [VA-1] - 3/4/2008
Rep Carnahan, Russ [MO-3] - 3/6/2008
Rep Wilson, Charles A. [OH-6] - 3/6/2008
Rep Miller, George [CA-7] - 3/6/2008
Rep Calvert, Ken [CA-44] - 3/10/2008
Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-5] - 3/10/2008
Rep Poe, Ted [TX-2] - 3/10/2008
Rep Davis, Tom [VA-11] - 3/14/2008
Rep Price, David E. [NC-4] - 3/14/2008
Rep Johnson, Sam [TX-3] - 3/14/2008
Rep Shays, Christopher [CT-4] - 3/14/2008
Rep Hall, Ralph M. [TX-4] - 3/14/2008 **
Rep Inslee, Jay [WA-1] - 3/31/2008 *
Rep Bishop, Timothy H. [NY-1] - 3/31/2008
Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-8] - 3/31/2008
Rep Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [MD-2] - 3/31/2008
Rep Kirk, Mark Steven [IL-10] - 4/8/2008
Rep Delahunt, William D. [MA-10] - 4/8/2008
Rep Rothman, Steven R. [NJ-9] - 4/8/2008
Rep Watson, Diane E. [CA-33] - 4/8/2008
Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12] - 4/17/2008
Rep Donnelly, Joe [IN-2] - 4/22/2008
Rep Harman, Jane [CA-36] - 4/22/2008 *
Rep Smith, Christopher H. [NJ-4] - 4/22/2008
Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] - 4/24/2008 **
Rep Towns, Edolphus [NY-10] - 4/24/2008 **
Rep Walsh, James T. [NY-25] - 5/1/2008
Rep Gonzalez, Charles A. [TX-20] - 5/1/2008 *
Rep McCotter, Thaddeus G. [MI-11] - 5/1/2008
Rep Hulshof, Kenny C. [MO-9] - 5/1/2008
Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] - 5/5/2008 **
Rep Andrews, Robert E. [NJ-1] - 5/5/2008
Rep Tauscher, Ellen O. [CA-10] - 5/5/2008
Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] - 5/20/2008 *
Rep Kuhl, John R. "Randy", Jr. [NY-29] - 5/20/2008
Rep Ortiz, Solomon P. [TX-27] - 5/20/2008
Rep Napolitano, Grace F. [CA-38] - 5/20/2008
Rep Duncan, John J., Jr. [TN-2] - 5/21/2008
Rep Boyd, Allen [FL-2] - 5/21/2008
Rep Carson, Andre [IN-7] - 6/3/2008
Rep Altmire, Jason [PA-4] - 6/3/2008
Rep Rogers, Harold [KY-5] - 6/3/2008
Rep Peterson, Collin C. [MN-7] - 6/4/2008
Rep Lowey, Nita M. [NY-18] - 6/4/2008
Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1] - 6/4/2008
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] - 6/4/2008
Rep Bono Mack, Mary [CA-45] - 6/5/2008
Rep Higgins, Brian [NY-27] - 6/12/2008
Rep McHugh, John M. [NY-23] - 6/12/2008
Rep Ross, Mike [AR-4] - 6/12/2008
Rep Kind, Ron [WI-3] - 6/17/2008
Rep McCarthy, Carolyn [NY-4] - 6/17/2008
Rep Gordon, Bart [TN-6] - 6/17/2008
Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-8] - 6/17/2008
Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] - 6/23/2008
Rep Ehlers, Vernon J. [MI-3] - 7/9/2008
Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] - 7/9/2008
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] - 7/9/2008
Rep Murphy, Tim [PA-18] - 7/9/2008
Rep McNerney, Jerry [CA-11] - 7/9/2008
Rep Eshoo, Anna G. [CA-14] - 7/9/2008
Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-15] - 7/9/2008
Rep Berkley, Shelley [NV-1] - 7/10/2008
Rep Doyle, Michael F. [PA-14] - 7/10/2008
Rep Butterfield, G. K. [NC-1] - 7/10/2008
Rep Spratt, John M., Jr. [SC-5] - 7/10/2008
Rep Cardoza, Dennis A. [CA-18] - 7/14/2008
Rep Wamp, Zach [TN-3] - 7/14/2008
Rep Aderholt, Robert B. [AL-4] - 7/14/2008
Rep Hooley, Darlene [OR-5] - 7/16/2008
Rep Wilson, Heather [NM-1] - 7/16/2008
Rep Everett, Terry [AL-2] - 7/17/2008
Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1] - 7/24/2008
Rep Boucher, Rick [VA-9] - 7/24/2008
Rep Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [NY-28] - 7/24/2008
Rep Hall, John J. [NY-19] - 7/24/2008
Rep Wexler, Robert [FL-19] - 8/1/2008

* = House Committee on Energy & Commerce member (Total 14/56)
** = House Subcommittee on Health member (Total 10/33)

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List updated...

I just received an email from my Representative, Linda Sanchez (Calif 39th dist) saying that she has requested that her name be added to the list of co-sponsors.

Christine P. said:
Just listing the Remaining New York Delegation not on the MD Care Act:

Fellow New Yorkers, if possible I would like to see if we can sign on the the entire delegation to the MD Care act. We are doing well, given that NY has 29 congressional districts. I have listed the remaining congressional districts and if they supported the 2001 MD care Act.

Steve Isreal 2nd 2001 Supporter
Gary Ackerman 5th 2001 Supporter
Gregory Meeks 6th
Joseph Crowley 7th
Anthony Weiner 9th 2001 Supporter
Yvette Clark 11th
Nydia Velquez 12th 2001 Supporter
Vito Fosella 13th 2001 Supporter
Charles B Rangel 15th 2001 Supporter
Jose Serrano 16th 2001 Supporter
Kristen Gillenbrand 20th
Michael McNulty 21st 2001 Supporter
Thomas Reynolds 26th 2001 Supporter

I know that Jen Portnoy and her sister are following up with Steve Isreal. I am following up with Kristen Gillenbrand, I met with her aide at the conference. I will also follow up with Thomas Reynolds, as I know families in his district But I am not sure who are in the other districts. I'm assuming that the representatives that were not supporters in 2001 were not elected into office in 2001.

If you know of any families in the districts listed above, please let me know and I will provide the contact information.


You can check out your state's record to see who supported the original MD Care act and what they have supported regarding MD the past couple of years. Look on the links below to see if they have supported in the past and then check their current status.

Let's keep the e-mails and phone calls coming into the office until we get the support we need! This is a tough time in congress to get things passed. We can do this. Who else will help our children if we don't?

Good luck!

Link below for Senate Report Card:

Link below for House Report Card:

All the best!


Just a friendly reminder PPMD is hitting DC again Tuesday, 9/16 and I believe 9/17. Let us show our support and those who can make calls to your local offices, DC and request support for H.R.5265 and S.2618

Look to see if your member is on the list and if they are not but promised to sign, make a phone call to remind the office.

Good luck everyone! Let congress hear from us all, loud and clear so we can get the support our children need and deserve! Lets get this bill re-authorized!!!!
Hi Julie,

Wow-those Report Card links are great. I wish we had them at the Advocacy conf in Feb. I think it is important when talking with the aides that they know how the rep/senator signed on in previous years.

The bill will be brought up in the committee markup hearing this morning, Wednesday Sept 17. You can watch it on a live webcast, the link is on the Energy & Commerce website, here
One more hurdle has been accomplished! Energy and Commerce marked up the bill favorably and we are in the mix for potential floor consideration next week!!!! This is outstanding news and we couldn't have done it without our advocates! We traveled to the hill with Ryan Lochte yesterday and couldn't have planned better timing with the movement of our bill. We met with leaders of both houses who were positive about the bill. Meetings went extremely well. Here are some articles from the day...

More details will come next week. We may be sending an action alert to the entire community at the end of the week/early next week to call your reps, requesting they vote yes on our bill. For now, wait for our word. Thank you for all your hard work. More details to come soon....
All, especially Susan and Beth,

Please call your members and request support. Beth and Susan I know your Representatives agreed to support H.R.5265. Susan, I recieved the same msg from the DC office Rep Sanchez was going to sign on and to date I do not believe I see her signature added. Beth your Representative does not show signed on either. I did talk to his DC office Beth, Cecila Daly said we could follow up with her in DC to see the status. I told her you met with him direct and he thanked you for bringing it to his attention and would be signing on. She told me a lot of times some things need reminders. She just needs to make contact with him to remind him and confirm with him. Your calls will help remind the Representatives so we can gain support.

This is what happens, the Representative has a lot going on so we need to follow up, check in until we see the signature.

All the best to everyone!

Take care,

The markup meeting broadcast is archived on the Energy & Commerce website now. The discussion on our bill occurs at 37:18 minutes into it. There's some discussion early in the meeting by the ranking member regarding disease specific legislation that some may find interesting.

Thanks for the link. It is interesting to hear.

I got a phone message today that Mike Rogers, MI-8, is going to cosponsor. .

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