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HR 20 - Hatch Act Reform Bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Edward Kennedy, Sr. voted Yea (Passage With Amendment) on this Legislation.

Read statements Edward Kennedy, Sr. made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 103-94 -
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (339-85) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (68-31) - (Key vote)

Title: Hatch Act Reform Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that overhauls the Hatch Act of 1939 that would allow Federal employees to engage in political activities as long as it is outside of the workplace.

Highlights:
- Prohibits Federal workers from running for any local, state, or federal political office - Prohibits employees from using official authority to affect the outcomes of elections, interfere with a citizen's right to vote or not to vote, or threaten or intimidate an individual from contributing to a campaign - Bars employees from participating in political activities during work hours or in Federal buildings or offices - Prohibits employees from wearing any uniform or official insignia while campaigning, or using a government vehicle while campaigning - Bars federal employees from soliciting political contributions from the general public
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (333-86) - (Key vote)

Title: Hatch Act Reform Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that overhauls the Hatch Act of 1939 that would allow Federal employees to engage in political activities as long as it is outside of the workplace.

Highlights:
  • Permits Federal employees to seek political offices locally, but not for Federal or state offices.
  • Prohibits employees from using official authority to affect the outcomes of elections, interfere with a citizen's right to vote or not to vote, or threaten or intimidate an individual from contributing to a campaign.
  • Bars employees from using official information about another employee's employment for political purposes, unless such information is available to the public.
  • Maintains standards of nonpartisanship for those working in the Federal Election Commission.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Hatch Act Reform Bill

Sponsors

  • William L. 'Bill' Clay Sr. (MO - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Neil Abercrombie (HI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary L. Ackerman (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. 'Rob' Andrews (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas H. Andrews (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael A. Andrews (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Douglas Applegate (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Bacchus (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Barcia (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas J. 'Tom' Barlow (KY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Douglas K. 'Doug' Bereuter (NE - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Howard L. Berman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James H. Bilbray (NV - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lucien E. Blackwell (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sherwood L. 'Sherry' Boehlert (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Edward Bonior (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert A. 'Bob' Borski Jr. (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Frederick C. 'Rick' Boucher (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Brewster (OK - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Glen Browder (AL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sherrod C. Brown (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • George E. Brown Jr. (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Bryant (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Leslie L. Byrne (VA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Maria Cantwell (WA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Benjamin L. 'Ben' Cardin (MD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Milton Robert 'Bob' Carr (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Chapman (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Eva M. Clayton (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert N. 'Bob' Clement (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William F. Clinger (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald D. Coleman (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara-Rose Collins (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Cardiss Collins (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary A. Condit (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Cooper (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sam Coppersmith (AZ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jerry F. Costello (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. Coyne (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. 'Bud' Cramer (AL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Patsy Ann 'Pat' Danner (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • George W. 'Buddy' Darden III (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald V. Dellums (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron De Lugo (VI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter Deutsch (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Norman DeValois 'Norm' Dicks (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Julian C. Dixon (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Calvin M. 'Cal' Dooley (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard J. 'Dick' Durbin (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas 'Chet' Edwards (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Don Edwards (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Emerson (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Karan English (AZ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Glenn Lee English Jr. (OK - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lane A. Evans (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Victor H. 'Vic' Fazio (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Filner (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Eric D. Fingerhut (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Hamilton Fish Jr. (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Floyd H. Flake (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William D. Ford (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Harold E. Ford Sr. (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barney Frank (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jonas 'Martin' Frost III (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Elizabeth Furse (OR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dean A. Gallo (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sam Gejdenson (CT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard Andrew 'Dick' Gephardt (MO - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Pete Geren (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Benjamin A. Gilman (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan Glickman (KS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry B. Gonzalez (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William F. 'Bill' Goodling (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bart Gordon (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Fred Grandy (IA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tony P. Hall (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel E. 'Dan' Hamburg (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Lee H. Hamilton (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jane Harman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jimmy' Hayes (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • W.G. 'Bill' Hefner (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Earl F. Hilliard Jr. (AL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Maurice D. Hinchey (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter Hoagland (NE - D) (Out Of Office)
  • George J. Hochbrueckner (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Timothy 'Tim' Holden (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Amory 'Amo' Houghton Jr. (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. Hughes Sr. (NJ - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jay Robert Inslee (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Andrew 'Andy' Jacobs Jr. (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy Peter 'Tim' Johnson (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Harry A. Johnston (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul E. Kanjorski (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph P. 'Joe' Kennedy II (MA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara Bailey Kennelly (CT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dale E. Kildee (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald D. 'Jerry' Kleczka (WI - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Herbert C. Klein (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald P. 'Ron' Klink (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Kopetski (OR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Kreidler (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John J. LaFalce (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • H. Martin Lancaster (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom Lantos (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry LaRocco (ID - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Greg Laughlin (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard H. Lehman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William O. Lipinski (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Marilyn Lloyd (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jill Lynette Long (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald K. Machtley (RI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas J. Manton (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward J. 'Ed' Markey (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Matthew G. 'Marty' Martinez (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert T. Matsui (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Romano L. Mazzoli (KY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank McCloskey (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Dave McCurdy (OK - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul McHale (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John M. McHugh (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Cynthia Ann McKinney (GA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael R. 'Mike' McNulty (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Martin T. 'Marty' Meehan (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Carrie P. Meek (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert 'Bob' Menendez (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Kweisi Mfume (MD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Norman Y. Mineta (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • David Minge (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Patsy Takemoto Mink (HI - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Susan Molinari (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Alan Bowlby Mollohan (WV - D) (Out Of Office)
  • G.V. 'Sonny' Montgomery (MS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Constance A. Morella (MD - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Austin J. Murphy (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John P. 'Jack' Murtha (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John T. Myers (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen L. 'Steve' Neal (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James L. 'Jim' Oberstar (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David Ross 'Dave' Obey (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John W. Olver (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William H. 'Bill' Orton (UT - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Major R. Owens (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul Michael 'Mike' Parker (MS - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Donald M. Payne (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lewis F. Payne Jr. (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy J. Penny (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Douglas Brian 'Pete' Peterson (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Owen B. Pickett (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Earl Pomeroy (ND - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Glenn W. Poshard (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David Eugene Price (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James H. 'Jimmy' Quillen (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Arthur Ravenel Jr. (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Francis 'Jack' Reed (RI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Melvin J. 'MR' Reynolds (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Richardson (NM - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas J. 'Tom' Ridge (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy 'Tim' Roemer (IN - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Carlos A. Romero-Barcelo (PR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • J. Roy Rowland (GA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Martin Olav Sabo (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bernard 'Bernie' Sanders (VT - I) (Out Of Office)
  • George E. Sangmeister (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Sarpalius (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas C. 'Tom' Sawyer (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • H. James 'Jim' Saxton (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn Schenk (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Patricia 'Pat' Schroeder (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles E. 'Chuck' Schumer (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Philip R. Sharp (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher H. Shays (CT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen Shepherd (UT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Norman Sisisky (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David E. Skaggs (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ike Skelton (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Slattery (KS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald B.H. 'Jerry' Solomon (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John M. Spratt Jr. (SC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Fortney H. 'Pete' Stark (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Louis Stokes (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ted Strickland (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerry E. Studds (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bart T. Stupak (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard N. 'Dick' Swett (NH - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Al Swift (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Synar (OK - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Tanner (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. 'Billy' Tauzin (LA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Gene Taylor (MS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank Tejeda (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • William M. 'Bill' Thomas (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ray Thornton (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen L. Thurman (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Esteban Edward Torres (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert G. 'Bob' Torricelli (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Edolphus 'Ed' Towns (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jim' Traficant Jr. (OH - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Walter R. Tucker III (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Anacletus Underwood (GU - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jolene Unsoeld (WA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bruce F. Vento (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Harold L. Volkmer (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James T. 'Jim' Walsh (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Craig A. Washington (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Melvin Luther 'Mel' Watt (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • W. Curtis 'Curt' Weldon (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Alan Wheat (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Pat Williams (MT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles Wilson (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. 'Bob' Wise Jr. (WV - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn C. Woolsey (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Wyden (OR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Albert R. Wynn (MD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Zeliff (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
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