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I Crunched the Numbers...

Of the 71 members listed on the committee...

Membership (and percentage), by Party:
42 Democrats (59.2%)
29 Republicans (40.8%)

Committe Membership that are Cosponsors:
12 Total (16.9%)
1 Democrat (1.4%)
11 Republicans (15.5%)

Republicans who are NOT Cosponsors (18):
Bachus
Barrett
Biggert
Campbell
Gerlach
Hensarling
Jenkins
King
Lance
Lee
Lucas
Manzullo
McCarthy, Kevin
McHenry
Miller, Gary
Neugebauer
Putnam
Royce

Democrats who are NOT Cosponsors (41):
Ackerman
Adler
Baca
Bean
Capuano
Carson
Childers
Clay
Cleaver
Donnelly
Driehaus
Ellison
Foster
Frank
Green
Gutierrez
Himes
Hinojosa
Hodes
Kanjorski
Kilroy
Klein
Kosmas
Lynch
Maffei
Maloney
McCarthy, Carolyn
Meeks
Miller, Bradley
Minnick
Moore, Dennis
Moore, Gwen
Perlmutter
Peters
Scott
Sherman
Speier
Velazquez
Waters
Watt
Wilson

It is essential that all of these non-cosponsors listed above be heavily lobbied to support the bill, or there is a good chance HR 1207 will never make it out of the committee. The most pressure should be placed on the Republican ranking member, Spencer Bachus. If you can get him to support the bill, most of the other Republican members will probably vote along party lines and support as well. For the Democrats, pressure them all, but give an extra effort for chairman Barney Frank. Frank may be a lost cause, but who knows.