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):
Democrats who are NOT Cosponsors (41):
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.
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