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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

01-S706 on Apr 5, 2001

Bill Sponsorship: the Nurse Reinvestment Act
Source: Bill sponsored by 39 Senators
  • Amends Medicare to provide for nurse education training payments to qualified entities.
  • Amends Medicaid to temporarily increase the matching rate for Medicaid nurse aide training and competency evaluation programs.
  • Amends the Internal Revenue Code to provide for the exclusion from gross income of amounts received under the National Nursing Service Corps Scholarship Program.
  • Amends the Public Health Service Act to: (1) develop and issue public service announcements that advertise and promote the nursing profession, highlight the advantages and rewards of nursing, and encourage individuals from diverse communities and backgrounds to enter the nursing profession; and (2) award grants to designated eligible educational entities in order to increase the number of nurses.
  • Establishes a National Nurse Service Corps Scholarship program that provides scholarships to individuals seeking nursing education in exchange for service by such individuals in areas with nursing shortages. Authorizes appropriations.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 5. Question 5: Expand ObamaCare Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Health Care
  • Headline: Invest funds to alleviate the nursing shortage (Score: 1)

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

Democrats participating in 01-S706

Max Baucus s1oMT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Jeff Bingaman s1oNM Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Maria Cantwell s1oWA Democratic Jr Senator 
Jean Carnahan s1oMO Democratic Senator (Former) 
Hillary Clinton s1oNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State 
Jon Corzine s1oNJ Former Democrat (until 2009) 
Tom Daschle s1oSD Former Democratic Senator 
Mark Dayton s1oMN Democratic Governor 
Dianne Feinstein s1oCA Democratic Sr Senator 
Bob Graham s1oFL Former Democratic Senator; retired 2004 
Tom Harkin s1oIA Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Fritz Hollings s1oSC Former Democratic Sr Senator; retired 2004 
Daniel Inouye s1oHI Democratic Sr Senator 
Tim Johnson s1oSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Ted Kennedy s1oMA Democratic Senator (until 2009) 
John Kerry s1iMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Mary Landrieu s1oLA Democratic Sr Senator 
Patrick Leahy s1oVT Democratic Sr Senator 
Carl Levin s1oMI Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Blanche Lambert Lincoln s1oAR Former Democratic Senator 
Barbara Mikulski s1oMD Democratic Sr Senator 
Zell Miller s1oGA Former Democratic Senator; retired 2004 
Patty Murray s1oWA Democratic Sr Senator 
Jack Reed s1oRI Democratic Sr Senator 
Harry Reid s1oNV Democratic Sr Senator 
John Rockefeller s1oWV Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Paul Sarbanes s1oMD Former Democrat Senator (Retired 2006) 
Charles Schumer s1oNY Democratic Sr Senator 
Arlen Specter s1oPA Former Democratic incumbent (elected as Republican) 
Debbie Stabenow s1oMI Democratic Jr Senator 
Bob Torricelli s1oNJ Former Democratic Senator 
Paul Wellstone s1oMN Democratic Senator (Former) 

Republicans participating in 01-S706

Lincoln Chafee s1oRI Former Republican Senator (Lost re-election, 2006) 
Chuck Hagel s1oNE Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
Kay Bailey Hutchison s1oTX Republican Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Gordon Harold Smith s1oOR Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2008) 
Olympia Snowe s1oME Republican Sr Senator 

Independents participating in 01-S706

Jim Jeffords s1oVT Former Independent Senator (retired 2006) 
Joseph Lieberman s1oCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 32
Republicans: 5
Independents: 2

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