THE  BILLS THAT CREATED THE MEDAL FOR
KOREA DEFENSE SERVICE
WERE SUBMITTED BY

REPRESENTATIVE ELTON GALLEGLY, (CA-23rd) H.R. 1935, 22 MAY 2001
SENATOR JEFF BINGAMAN (NM) S. 999, 7 JUNE, 2001

THE KOREA DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL ACT
BECAME PUBLIC LAW ON 2 DECEMBER 2002

WE THANK THE 308 SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES WHO SPONSORED/COSPONSORED OUR TWO BILLS.  WE ALSO THANK THEIR LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANTS, BRIAN CLIFFORD AND DANA KRUPA, FOR THEIR BELIEF IN OUR CAUSE, SKILLED MANAGEMENT, DEDICATION,  HARD WORK AND PERSEVERANCE IN MAKING THIS RECOGNITION A REALITY.


The Bill's Basic Points

A)  A campaign medal (Army Occupation Medal) was conferred for 10 years (9 May 1945 to 5 May 1955) to those who served in a similar defense operation in Cold War West Germany and 45 years to West Berlin (9 May 1945 to 2 Oct 1990). 

B)  Korea Defense service is one of only two official combat zones (per Army Times, Internet, 06-17-96) where military personnel currently serve, the other being the Persian Gulf in which personnel have received the Southwest Asia Service Medal from 2 Aug 1990 to 30 Nov 1995 and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal thereafter.

C)  Since 1954, at least 1,500 U.S. Dead as a direct result of their service and over 40,479 hostile incidents (breaches to the cease-fire) occurred.

D)  Support for a service medal to current and former members deployed to Korea is expressed by current Commander in Chief, U.S. Forces Korea, General Thomas Schwartz.


NDA FY2003 BILL TEXT FOR KOREA DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL

SEC. 543. KOREA DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL.

(a)FINDINGS.—Congress makes the following findings: 

(1)More than 40,000 members of the United States Armed Forces have served in the Republic of Korea or the waters adjacent thereto each year since the signing of the cease-fire agreement in July 1953 ending the Korean War.

(2)An estimated 1,200 members of the United States Armed Forces have died as a direct result of their service in Korea since the cease-fire agreement in July 1953. 

(b)ARMY.—(1)Chapter 357 of title 10,United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:.

‘‘§ 3755. Korea Defense Service Medal

‘‘(a)The Secretary of the Army shall issue a campaign medal, to be known as the Korea Defense Service Medal, to each person who while a member of the Army served in the Republic of Korea or the waters adjacent thereto during the KDSM eligibility period and met the service requirements for the award of that medal prescribed under subsection (c). 

‘‘(b)In this section, the term ‘KDSM eligibility period means the period beginning on July 28,1954,and ending on such date after the date of the enactment of this section as may be determined by the Secretary of Defense to be appropriate for terminating eligibility for the Korea Defense Service Medal. 

‘‘(c)The Secretary of the Army shall prescribe service requirements for eligibility for the Korea Defense Service Medal.  Those requirements shall not be more stringent than the service requirements for award of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for instances in which the award of that medal is authorized.’’. 

(2)The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

‘‘3755.Korea Defense Service Medal.’’. 

(c)NAVY AND MARINE CORPS.—(1)Chapter 567 of title 10,United States Code,is amended by adding at the end the following new section: 

‘‘§ 6257. Korea Defense Service Medal

‘‘(a)The Secretary of the Navy shall issue a campaign medal,to be known as the Korea Defense Service Medal,to each person who while a member of the Navy or Marine Corps served in the Republic of Korea or the waters adjacent thereto during the KDSM eligibility period and met the service requirements for the award of that medal prescribed under subsection (c). 

‘‘(b)In this section,the term ‘KDSM eligibility period means the period beginning on July 28,1954,and ending on such date after the date of the enactment of this section as may be determined by the Secretary of Defense to be appropriate for terminating eligibility for the Korea Defense Service Medal. 

‘‘(c)The Secretary of the Navy shall prescribe service requirements for eligibility for the Korea Defense Service Medal.  Those requirements shall not be more stringent than the service requirements for award of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for instances in which the award of that medal is authorized.’’. 

(2)The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

‘‘6257.Korea Defense Service Medal.’’. 

 (d)AIR FORCE.—(1)Chapter 857 of title 10,United States Code,is amended by adding at the end the following new section: 

‘‘§ 8755. Korea Defense Service Medal

‘‘(a)The Secretary of the Air Force shall issue a campaign medal,to be known as the Korea Defense Service Medal, to each person who while a member of the Air Force served in the Republic of Korea or the waters adjacent thereto during the KDSM eligibility period and met the service requirements for the award of that medal prescribed under subsection (c). 

‘‘(b)In this section,the term ‘KDSM eligibility period means the period beginning on July 28,1954,and ending on such date after the date of the enactment of this section as may be determined by the Secretary of Defense to be appropriate for terminating eligibility for the Korea Defense Service Medal. 

‘‘(c)The Secretary of the Air Force shall prescribe service requirements for eligibility for the Korea Defense Service Medal.  Those requirements shall not be more stringent than the service requirements for award of the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for instances in which the award of that medal is authorized.’’. 

(2)The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

‘‘8755.Korea Defense Service Medal.’’. 

 (e)AWARD FOR SERVICE BEFORE DATE OF ENACTMENT.

—The Secretary of the military department concerned shall take appropriate steps to provide in a timely manner for the issuance of the Korea Defense Service Medal, upon application therefor, to persons whose eligibility for that medal is by reason of service in the Republic of Korea or the waters adjacent thereto before the date of the enactment of this Act.


Representatives
244 Sponsors/Cosponsors with 45 on HASC and 19 on HVAC

ORIGINAL SPONSOR
Elton Gallegly (R-CA 23rd)
5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 2
Floyd D. Spence (R-SC 2nd)
HASC (1)

5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 3
Vito Fossella (R-NY 13th)
5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 4
Maurice Hinchey (D-NY 26th)
5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 5
Anthony Weiner (D-NY 9th)
5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 6
Dan Burton (R-IN 6th)
5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 7
Curt Weldon (R-PA 7th)
HASC (2)

5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 8
Gene Taylor (D-MS 5th)
HASC (3)

5/22/2001 
Original Co-sponsor 9
Buck McKeon (R-CA 25th)
HASC & HVAC (4)

5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 10
Jack Quinn (R-NY 30th)
HVAC
5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 11
Bud Cramer (D-AL 5th)
5/22/2001 
Original Co-sponsor 12
Melissa Hart (R-PA 4th)
5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 13
Jim Ryun (R-KS 2nd)
HASC (5)

5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 14
Jim Kolbe (R-AZ 5th)
5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 15
Mark Kirk (R-IL 10th)
HASC (6)

5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 16
Cynthia McKinney (D-GA 4th)
HASC (7)

5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 17
Howard  Berman (D-CA 26th)
5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 18
Bob Schaffer (R-CO 4th)
5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 19
Mark Souder (R-IN 4th)
5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 20
Danny K Davis (D-IL 7th)
5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 21
Charlie Stenholm (D-TX 17th)
5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 22
Jerry Weller (R-IL 11th)
5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 23
Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-OH 11th)
5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 24
Rod Blagojevich (D-IL 5th)
HASC (8)

5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 25
Henry  Hyde (R-IL 6th)
5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 26
Heather Wilson (R-NM 1st)
HASC (9)

5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 27
Joe Scarborough (R-FL 1st)
HASC (10)

5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 28
Bobby Rush (D-IL 1st)
5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 29
Bernie Sanders (I-VT-at Large)
5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 30
Loretta Sanchez (D-CA 46th)
HASC (11)

5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 31
Jim Langevin (D-RI 2nd)
HASC (12)

5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 32
Rob Simmons (R-CT 2nd)
HASC & HVAC (13)

5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 33
Phil English (R-PA 21st)
5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 34
Bob Filner (D-CA 50th)
HVAC
5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 35
Steve Rothman (D-NJ 9th)
5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 36
Pete Sessions (R-TX 5th)
5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 37
Frank Wolf (R-VA 10th)
5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 38
Susan Davis (D-CA 49th)
HASC & HVAC (14)

5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 39
Edward Schrock (R-VA 2nd)
HASC (15)

5/22/2001
Original Co-sponsor 40
Ellen Tauscher (D-CA 10th)
HASC (16)

5/22/2001
Co-sponsor 41
James Barcia (D-MI 5th)
6/6/2001
Co-sponsor 42
Gregory Meeks (D-NY-6th)
6/6/2001
Co-sponsor 43
Ben Gilman (R-NY-20th)
6/6/2001
Co-sponsor 44
Robert Andrews (D-NJ-1st)
HASC (17)

6/6/2001
Co-sponsor 45
Dennis Rehberg (R-MT-At Large)
6/6/2001
Co-sponsor 46
Corrine Brown (D-FL-3rd)
HVAC
6/6/2001
Co-sponsor 47
Frank Mascara (D-PA-20th)
6/6/2001
Co-sponsor 48
Tom Udall (D-NM-3rd)
HVAC
6/6/2001
Co-sponsor 49
Karen Thurman (D-FL-5th)
6/6/2001
Co-sponsor 50
Steny Hoyer (D-MD 5th)
6/6/2001
Co-sponsor 51
Earl Hilliard (D-AL 7th)
6/13/2001
Co-sponsor 52
Patrick Kennedy (D-RI-1st)
6/13/2001
Co-sponsor 53
Jim Matheson (D-UT-2nd)
6/13/2001
Co-sponsor 54
William Coyne (D-PA 14th)
6/13/2001
Co-sponsor 55
Walter Jones (R-NC-20th)
HASC (18)

6/13/2001
Co-sponsor 56
Bob Riley (R-AL-20th)
HASC (19)

6/13/2001
Co-sponsor 57
Rosco Bartlett (R-MD-6th)
HASC (20)

6/21/2001
Co-sponsor 58
Mike McNulty (D-NY-21st)
6/21/2001
Co-sponsor 59
Mac Thornberry (R-TX-13th)
HASC (21)

6/21/2001
Co-sponsor 60
Jim Saxon (R-NJ-3rd)
HASC (22)

6/21/2001
Co-sponsor 61
James McGovern (D-MA-3rd)
6/21/2001
Co-sponsor 62
Karen McCarthy (D-MO-5th)
6/21/2001
Co-sponsor 63
Tammy Baldwin (D-WI-2nd)
6/21/2001
Co-sponsor 64
Mark Foley  (R-FL 16th)
6/21/2001
Co-sponsor 65
Dennis Kucinich (D-OH 10th)
6/21/2001
Co-sponsor 66
John Murtha  (D-PA 12th)
6/28/2001
Co-sponsor 67
Silvestre Reyes (D-TX-16th)
HASC &  HVAC (23)

6/28/2001
Co-sponsor 68
Solomon Ortiz (D-TX-27th)
HASC (24)

6/28/2001
Co-sponsor 69
Bob Clement  (D-TN 5th)
6/28/2001
Co-sponsor 70
Adam Smith (D-WA-9th)
HASC (25)

7/12/2001
Co-sponsor 71
Todd Platts  (R-PA 19th)
6/28/2001
Co-sponsor 72
John Sweeney  (R-NY 22nd)
7/12/2001
Co-sponsor 73
Jane Harman  (D-CA 36th)
7/12/2001
Co-sponsor 74
Don Sherwood  (R-PA 10th)
7/12/2001
Co-sponsor 75
George Radanovich  (R-CA 19th)
7/12/2001
Co-sponsor 76
John Baldacci  (D-ME 2nd)
7/19/2001
Co-sponsor 77
Randy Forbes  (R-VA 4th )
HASC (26)

7/19/2001
Co-sponsor 78
Virgil Goode  (I-VA 5th)
7/19/2001
Co-sponsor 79
Sue Kelly  (R-NY 19th)
7/19/2001
Co-sponsor 80
Mike Ferguson  (R-NJ 7th)
7/27/2001
Co-sponsor 81
Sander Levin  (D-MI 12th)
9/10/2001
Co-sponsor 82
Barney Frank  (D-MA 4th)
9/10/2001
Co-sponsor 83
Paul Gillmor  (R-OH 5th)
9/10/2001
Co-sponsor 84
James Traficant  (D-OH 17th)
9/10/2001
Co-sponsor 85
Mark Green  (R-WI 8th)
9/20/2001
Co-sponsor 86
Henry Brown  (R-SC 1st)
HVAC
9/20/2001
Co-sponsor 87
Cliff Stearns  (R-FL 6th)
HVAC
12/6/2001
Co-sponsor 88
Steve Israel  (D-NY 2nd)
12/6/2001
Co-sponsor 89
Bob Goodlatte  (R-VA 6th)
12/6/2001
Co-sponsor 90
John Hostettler  (R-IN )
HASC (27)

12/20/2001
Co-sponsor 91
Sherrod Brown  (OH 13th)
2/6/2002
Co-sponsor 92
Mark Udall (D-CO 2nd)
7/27/2001
Co-sponsor 93
Joe Wilson (R-SC 2nd)
HASC (28)

2/6/2002
Co-sponsor 94
Marcy Kaptur  (OH 9th)
2/6/2002
Co-sponsor 95
Jim Gibbons (R-NV 2nd)
HASC & HVAC (29)

2/6/2002
Co-sponsor 96
Norman Dicks  (D-WA 6th)
2/6/2002
Co-sponsor 97
George Gekas  (R-PA 17th)
2/6/2002
Co-sponsor 98
Dana Rohrabacher  (R-CA 45th)
2/6/2002
Co-sponsor 99
Frank Pallone  (D-NJ 6th)
2/12/2002
Co-sponsor 100
Marty Meehan  (D-MA 5th )
HASC (30)

2/12/2002
Co-sponsor 101
Jim Turner  (D-TX 2nd )
HASC (31)

2/12/2002
Co-sponsor 102
Bryan Kearns  (R-IN 7th)
2/12/2002
Co-sponsor 103
Donald Payne  (D-NJ 10th)
2/12/2002
Co-sponsor 104
Dale Kildee  (D-MI 9th)
2/12/2002
Co-sponsor 105
Michael Capuano  (D-MA 5th)
2/12/2002
Co-sponsor 106
Steve Horn  (R-CA 38th)
2/12/2002
Co-sponsor 107
Earl Pomeroy  (D-ND AL)
2/12/2002
Co-sponsor 108
Marion Berry  (D-AR 1st)
2/12/2002
Co-sponsor  109
Jerry Costello  (IL 12th)
2/27/2002
Co-sponsor 110
Pete King  (NY  3rd)
2/27/2002
Co-sponsor 111
Albert Wynn  (D-MD 4th)
2/27/2002
Co-sponsor  112
Bob Underwood  (Guam )
HASC (32)

2/27/2002
Co-sponsor 113
John Shimkus  (IL 20th)
2/27/2002
Co-sponsor 114
Ed Whitfield  (KY 1st )
2/27/2002
Co-sponsor 115
John Dingell  (MI 16th)
2/27/2002
Co-sponsor 116
Ciro Rodriguez  (D-TX 28th  )
HASC & HVAC (33)

2/27/2002
Co-sponsor 117
Major Owens  (NY 11th)
2/27/2002
Co-sponsor 118
Elijah Cummings  (MD 7th)
2/27/2002
Co-sponsor 119
Peter Deutsch  (FL 20th)
2/27/2002
Co-sponsor 120
Mike Doyle  (D-PA 18th)
3/13/2002
Co-sponsor 121
Chris Cannon  (UT 3rd)
3/13/2002
Co-sponsor 122
Barron Hill  (D-IN 9th )
HASC & HVAC (34)

3/13/2002
Co-sponsor 123
Vic Snyder  (D-AR 2nd )
HASC & HVAC (35)

3/13/2002
Co-sponsor 124
Faleomavaega Eni  (Amer. Samoa)
2/27/2002
Co-sponsor 125
Mike Ross  (AR 4th)
3/13/2002
Co-sponsor 126
Carolyn Maloney  (NY 14th)
3/13/2002
Co-sponsor 127
Constance Morella  (MD 8th)
3/13/2002
Co-sponsor 128
Steve Lynch  (D-MA 9th)
HVAC
3/13/2002
Co-sponsor 129
Robert Brady  (D-PA 1st)
HASC (36)

3/13/2002
Co-sponsor 130
John Boozman  (AR 3rd)
HVAC
3/13/2002
Co-sponsor 131
Eric Cantor  (R-VA 7th)
3/13/2002
Co-sponsor 132
Tim Holden  (D-PA 6th)
4/9/2002
Co-sponsor 133
Rush Holt  (D-NJ 12th)
4/9/2002
Co-sponsor 134
Bill Pascrell  (D-NJ 8th)
4/9/2002
Co-sponsor 135
Bud Shuster  (R-PA 9th)
4/9/2002
Co-sponsor 136
Charles Rangel  (D-NY 15th)
4/9/2002
Co-sponsor 137
Ken Calvert  (R-CA 43rd )
HASC (37)

4/9/2002
Co-sponsor 138
Tom Davis  (R-VA 11th)
4/9/2002
Co-sponsor 139
John Olver  (D-MA 1st)
4/9/2002
Co-sponsor 140
Edward Markey  (D-MA 7th)
4/9/2002
Co-sponsor 141
Jim Greenwood  (R-PA 8th)
4/9/2002
Co-sponsor 142
John Conyers  (D-MI 14th)
4/9/2002
Co-sponsor 143
Robert Borski  (D-PA 3rd)
4/9/2002
Co-sponsor 144
Ronnie Shows  (D-MS 4th)
HVAC
4/9/2002
Co-sponsor 145
Jim Moran (D-VA 8th)
4/9/2002
Co-sponsor 146
John Peterson (R-PA 5th)
4/9/2002
Co-sponsor 147
Wayne Gilcrest  (R-MD 1st)
4/9/2002
Co-sponsor 148
Mike Honda  (CA 15th)
4/9/2002
Co-sponsor 149
Mike Pence  (IN 2nd)
4/9/2002
Co-sponsor 150
Charles Pickering  (MS 3rd)
4/9/2002
Co-sponsor 151
Martin Frost  (TX 24th)
4/9/2002
Co-sponsor 152
Richard Neal (MA)
4/9/2002
Co-sponsor 153
Brad Carson  (D-OK 2nd)
4/23/2002
Co-sponsor 154
Nita Lowey  (D-NY 18th)
4/23/2002
Co-sponsor 155
Betty McCollum  (MN 4th)
4/23/2002
Co-sponsor 156
Joel Hefley  (R-CO 5th)
HASC (38)

4/23/2002
Co-sponsor 157
Jo Ann Davis  (R-VA 1st )
HASC (39)

4/23/2002
Co-sponsor 158
Bob Menendez  (D-NJ 13th )
4/23/2002
Co-sponsor 159
Alcee Hastings  (D-FL 23rd )
4/23/2002
Co-sponsor 160
Lindsey Graham  (R-SC 3rd )
HASC (40)

4/23/2002
Co-sponsor 161
Nydia Velasquez  (D-NY 12th )
4/23/2002
Co-sponsor 162
J.C. Watts  (R-OK 4th )
HASC (41)

4/23/2002
Co-sponsor 163
Thomas Sawyer  (OH 14th)
4/23/02
Co-sponsor 164
L Roybal Allard  (CA 33rd)
4/23/02
Co-sponsor 165
Zack Wamp  (TN 3rd)
4/23/02
Co-sponsor 166
Mike Castle  (DE At-Large)
4/23/02
Co-sponsor 167
Rodney Frelinghuysen  (R-NJ 11th)
4/23/02
Co-sponsor 168
Ted Strickland  (OH 6th)
4/23/02
Co-sponsor 169
Lane Evans (D-IL-17th)
HASC & RM HVAC (42)

4/23/2002
Co-sponsor 170
Jerrold Nadler  (D-NY 8th )
4/23/2002
Co-sponsor 171
Frank LoBiondo  (R-NJ 2nd )
4/23/2002
Co-sponsor 172
Rick Boucher  (D-VA 9th )
4/30/2002
Co-sponsor 173
Joe Crowley  (NY 7th )
4/30/2002
Co-sponsor 174
Bennie Thompson  (MS 2nd)
4/30/2002
Co-sponsor 175
Bobby Scott  (D-VA 3rd)
4/30/2002
Co-sponsor 176
Carolyn Kilpatrick  (D-MI 15th)
4/30/2002
Co-sponsor 177
Lynn Rivers  (D-MI 13th)
4/30/2002
Co-sponsor 178
Rob Portman  (OH 2nd)
4/30/2002
Co-sponsor 179
Jim DeMint  (R-SC 4th)
4/30/2002
Co-sponsor 180
Bart Stupak  (D-MI 1st)
4/30/2002
Co-sponsor 181
I. Ros-Lehtinen  (FL 18th)
4/30/2002
Co-sponsor 182
Marge Roukema  (R-NJ 5th)
4/30/2002
Co-sponsor 183
Patrick Tiberi  (OH 12th)
4/30/2002
Co-sponsor 184
David Bonior  (D-MI 10th)
5/02/2002
Co-sponsor 185
Jose Serrano  (D-NY 16th)
5/02/2002
Co-sponsor 186
Edolphus Towns  (D-NY 10th)
5/02/2002
Co-sponsor 187
Joseph Hoeffel (D-PA 13th)
5/9/2002
Co-sponsor 188
Eliot Engel  (NY 17th)
5/03/2002
Co-sponsor 189
Darlene Hooley  (D-OR 5th)
5/03/2002
Co-sponsor 190
Chaka Fattah  (D-PA 2nd)
5/04/2002
Co-sponsor 191
Paul Kanjorski  (D-PA 11th)
5/07/2002
Co-sponsor 192
John Thune  (SD)
5/08/2002
Co-sponsor 193
John Sullivan  (OK)
5/08/2002
Co-sponsor 194
Sonny Callahan  (AL 1st)
5/09/2002
Co-sponsor 195
John Tierney  (MA 6th)
5/14/2002
Co-sponsor 196
Anibal Acevido-Vila  (PR)
5/14/2002
Co-sponsor 197
Ernest Istook  (OK 5th)
5/15/2002
Co-sponsor 198
Wes Watkins  (OK 3rd)
5/16/2002
Co-sponsor 199
Frank Lucas  (OK 6th)
5/21/2002
Co-sponsor 200
Donna Christian-Christianson  (U.S.V.I.)
5/22/2002
Co-sponsor 201
Joseph Pitts (R-PA 16th)
5/23/2002
Co-sponsor 202
Felix Grucci (R-NY 1st)
5/27/2002
Co-sponsor 203
Robert Ehrlich (MD 2nd)
5/31/2002
Co-sponsor 204
Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.)
6/04/2002
Co-sponsor 205
Butch Otter (ID 1st)
6/04/2002
Co-sponsor 206
Luis Gutierrez (IL 4th)
HVAC
6/05/2002
Co-sponsor 207
Collin Peterson (MN 7th)
6/05/2002
Co-sponsor 208
Steve LaTourette (OH 19th)
6/05/2002
Co-sponsor 209
Mike Rogers (MI 8th)
6/05/2002
Co-sponsor 210
Doug Bereuter (NE 1st)
6/05/2002
Co-sponsor 211
Pat Toomey (PA 15th)
6/07/2002
Co-sponsor 212
Mike McIntyre (NC 7th)
HASC (43)

6/07/2002
Co-sponsor 213
Sue Myrick (NC 9th)
6/10/2002
Co-sponsor 214
Robin Hayes (NC 8th)
6/11/2002
Co-sponsor 215
Harold Ford (TN 9th)
6/11/2002
Co-sponsor 216
Carolyn McCarthy (NY 4th)
6/11/2002
Co-sponsor 217
Gary Ackerman (NY 5th)
6/11/2002
Co-sponsor 218
Alan Mollohan (WV 1st)
6/12/2002
Co-sponsor 219
Phil Crane (IL 8th)
6/12/2002
Co-sponsor 220
William Lipinski (IL 3rd)
6/13/2002
Co-sponsor 221
Ken Lucas (KY 4th)
6/13/2002
Co-sponsor 222
William Clay (MO 1st)
6/17/2002
Co-sponsor 223
Louise Slaughter (NY 28th)
6/17/2002
Co-sponsor 224
Dianne Watson (CA 32nd)
6/17/2002
Co-sponsor 225
Ron Kind (WI 3rd)
6/17/2002
Co-sponsor 226
Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL 21st)
6/19/2002
Co-sponsor 227
Calvin Dooley (CA 20th)
6/20/2002
Co-sponsor 228
Patsy Mink (HI 2nd)
6/20/2002
Co-sponsor 229
Ralph Hall (TX 4th)
6/20/2002
Co-sponsor 230
Mary Bono (CA 44th)
6/25/2002
Co-sponsor 231
Eva Clayton (NC 1st)
6/25/2002
Co-sponsor 232
John LaFalce (NY 29th)
6/25/2002
Co-sponsor 233
Deborah Pryce (OH 15th)
6/27/2002
Co-sponsor 234
Sherwood Boehlert (NY 23rd)
6/27/2002
Co-sponsor 235
Bob Gordon (TN 6th)
6/27/2002
Co-sponsor 236
Dan Miller (FL 13th)
6/27/2002
Co-sponsor 237
Shelly Moore Capito (WV 2nd)
6/28/2002
Co-sponsor 238
Nick Rahall (WV 3rd)
6/28/2002
Co-sponsor 239
Barbara Lee (CA 9th)
6/28/2002
Co-sponsor 240
Joe Baca (CA 42nd)
6/28/2002
Co-sponsor 241
Neil Abercrombie (HI 1st)
HASC (44)

7/11/2002
Co-sponsor 242
Tony Hall (OH 3rd)
7/17/2002
Co-sponsor 243
Nicholas Lampson (TX 9th)
7/19/2002
Co-sponsor 244
Ander Crenshaw (FL 4th)
HASC (45)

7/25/2002

Senators
64 Senate Sponsor/Cosponsors with 16 on SASC and 13 on SVAC

ORIGINAL SPONSOR 1
Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
SASC
6/7/2001

ORIGINAL COSPONSOR 2
Pat Roberts (R-KS)
SASC 
6/7/2001
Co-sponsor 3
Kent Conrad (D-ND)
Ch. BudgetCommittee
6/8/2001
Co-sponsor 4
Byron Dorgan (D-ND)
Ch. Policy Committee
6/12/2001
Co-sponsor 5
Hillary Clinton (D-NY) 
6/13/2001   
Co-sponsor 6
Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
SASC 
6/14/2001    
Co-sponsor 7
Jon Corzine (D-NJ)
6/25/2001
Co-sponsor 8
Wayne Allard (R-CO)
SASC
6/29/2001
Co-sponsor 9
Bob Smith (R-NH)
SASC
6/29/2001
Co-sponsor 10
John Kerry (D-MA)
7/10/2001
Co-sponsor 11
Susan Collins (R-ME)
SASC
7/11/2001
Co-sponsor 12
Daniel Akaka (D-HI)
SASC & SVAC
7/18/2001
Co-sponsor 13
Charles Schumer (D-NY)
7/19/2001
Co-sponsor 14
Edward Kennedy (D-MA)
SASC
7/23/2001
Co-sponsor 15
Max Cleland (D-GA)
SASC
7/23/2001
Co-sponsor 16
Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
7/25/2001
Co-sponsor 17
Richard Durbin (D-IL)
7/25/2001
Co-sponsor 18
Mark Dayton (D-MN)
SASC
7/26/2001
Co-sponsor 19
George Allen (R-VA)
7/27/2001
Co-sponsor 20
Zell Miller (D-GA)
SVAC
8/12/2001
Co-sponsor 21
Kaye Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX)
SVAC
9/4/2001
Co-sponsor 22
Daniel Inouye (D-HI)
9/4/2001
Co-sponsor 23
Paul Sarbanes (D-MD)
12/4/2001
Co-sponsor 24
Robert Torricelli (D-NJ)
2/6/2002
Co-sponsor 25
Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)
2/8/2002
Co-sponsor 26
Jim Bunning (R-KY)
SASC
2/12/2002
Co-sponsor 27
Arlen Specter (R-PA)
RM Veterans Affairs Committee
3/1/2002
Co-sponsor 28
Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-CO)
SVAC
3/1/2002
Co-sponsor 29
Jack Reed (D-RI)
SASC
3/5/2002
Co-sponsor 30
Tim Hutchinson (R-AR)
SASC
3/6/2002
Co-sponsor 31
Patrick Leahy  (D-VT)
Ch. Judiciary Committee
3/20/2002
Co-sponsor 32
Richard Shelby  (R-AL)
RM Intelligence Committee
4/9/2002
Co-sponsor 33
Tim Johnson (D-SD)
4/9/2002
Co-sponsor 34
Jean Carnahan (D-MO)
SASC
4/18/2002
Co-sponsor 35
James Inhofe (R-OK)
SASC
4/23/2002
Co-sponsor 36
James Jeffords (I-VT)
SVAC
4/23/2002
Co-sponsor 37
Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
4/26/2002
Co-sponsor 38
Ben Nelson (D-NE)
SASC
4/26/2002
Co-sponsor 39
Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
4/29/2002
Co-sponsor 40
Thomas Carper (D-DE)
4/30/2002
Co-sponsor 41
Harry Reid (D-NV)
Majority Whip
5/01/2002
Co-sponsor 42
Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
5/03/2002
Co-sponsor 43
Robert Bennett (R-UT)
5/03/2002
Co-sponsor 44
Sam Brownback (R-KS)
5/06/2002
Co-sponsor 45
Patty Murray (D-WA)
SVAC
5/07/2002
Co-sponsor 46
Don Nickels (R-OK)
Minority Whip
5/08/2002
 Co-sponsor 47
Mike Crapo (R-ID)
5/09/2002
 Co-sponsor 48
Mike Enzi (R-WY)
5/10/2002
Co-sponsor 49
Frank Murkowski (R-AK)
SVAC
5/14/2002
Co-sponsor 50
John Breaux (LA)
5/17/2002
Co-sponsor 51
Lincoln Chafee (RI)
5/24/2002
Co-sponsor 52
Christopher Bond (MO)
6/06/2002
Co-sponsor 53
Evan Bayh (IN)
6/06/2002
Co-sponsor 54
Paul Wellstone (MN)
6/12/2002
Co-sponsor 55
John Edwards (NC)
6/18/2002
Co-sponsor 56
John Rockefeller IV (WV)
Chairman SVAC
6/18/2002
Co-sponsor 57
Orrin Hatch (UT)
6/20/2002
Co-sponsor 58
Ted Stevens (AK)
6/20/2002
Co-sponsor 59
Joe Biden (DE)
6/27/2002
Co-sponsor 60
Peter Fitzgerald (IL)
6/28/2002
Co-sponsor 61
Barbara Mikulski (MD)
7/8/2002
Co-sponsor 62
Larry Craig (ID)
SVAC
7/11/2002
Co-sponsor 63
Russell Feingold (WI)
7/22/2002
Co-sponsor 64
Gordon Smith (OR)
7/11/2002

Cosponsors by State

ALABAMA
Senator Shelby
Representative Callahan 1st
Representative Reily 3rd
Representative Cramer 5th
Representative Hilliard 7th
ALASKA
Senator Frank Murkowski
Senator Stevens



ARIZONA
Representative Kolbe 5th


ARKANSAS (100%)
Senator Hutchinson
Senator Lincoln
Representative Berry 1st
Representative Snyder 2nd
Representative Boozman 3rd
Representative Ross 4th









CALIFORNIA
Senator Boxer
Representative Lee 9th
Representative Tauscher 10th
Representative Honda 15th
Representative Radanovich 19th
Representative Dooley 20th
Representative Gallegly 23rd*
Representative McKeon 25th
Representative Berman 26th
Representative Watson 32nd
Representative Allard 33rd
Representative Harman 36th
Representative Horn 38th
Representative Baca 42nd
Representative Calvert 43rd
Representative Bono 44th
Representative Rohrabacher 45th
Representative Sanchez 46th
Representative Davis 49th
Representative Filner 50th
COLORADO
Senator Allard
Senator Campbell
Representative Udall 2nd
Representative Schaffer 4th
Representative Hefley 5th





CONNECTICUT
Representative Simmons 2nd


 

 


DELAWARE (100%)
Senator Carper
Senator Biden
Representative Castle



 

 

FLORIDA
Representative Brown 3rd
Representative Crenshaw 4th
Representative Thuman 5th
Representative Stearns 6th
Representative Miller 13th
Representative Foley 16th
Representative Ros Lehtinen 18th
Representative Deutsch 20th
Representative Diaz-Balart 21st
Representative Hastings 23rd


GEORGIA
Senator Cleland
Senator Miller
Representative McKinney 4th
HAWAII (100%)
Senator Inouye
Senator Akaka
Representative Abercrombie 1st
Representative Mink 2nd
IDAHO
Senator Crapo
Senator Craig
Representative Otter
ILLINOIS
Senator Durbin
Senator Fitzgerald
Representative Rush 1st
Representative Lipinski 3rd
Representative Gutierrez 4th
Representative Blagojevich 5th
Representative Hyde 6th
Representative Davis 7th
Representative Crane 8th
Representative Kirk 10th
Representative Weller 11th
Representative Costello 12th
Representative Evans 17th
Representative Shimkus 20th
INDIANA
Senator Bayh
Representative Pence 2nd
Representative Souder 4th
Representative Burton 6th
Representative Kearns 7th
Representative Hostettler 8th
Representative Hill 9th
IOWA
(NO COSPONSORSHIP)
KANSAS
Senator Roberts
Senator Brownback
Representative Ryun 2nd
KENTUCKY
Senator Bunning
Representative Whitfield 1st
Representative Lucas 4th
LOUISIANA
Senator Landrieu
Senator Breaux
MAINE
Senator Snowe
Senator Collins
Representative Baldacci 2nd
MARYLAND
Senator Sarbanes
Senator Mikulski
Representative Gilcrest 1st
Representative Ehrlich 2nd
Representative Wynn 4th
Representative Hoyer 5th
Representative Bartlett 6th
Representative Cummings 7th
Representative Morella 8th
MASSACHUSETTS
Senator Kennedy
Senator Kerry
Representative Oliver 1st
Representative Neal 2nd
Representative McGovern 3rd
Representative Frank 4th
Representative Meehan 5th
Representative Tierney 6th
Representative Markey 7th
Representative Capuano 8th
Representative Lynch 9th
MICHIGAN
Senator Stabenow
Representative Stupak 1st
Representative Barcia 5th
Representative Rogers 8th
Representative Kildee 9th
Representative Bonior 10th
Representative Levin 12th
Representative Rivers 13th
Representative Conyers 14th
Representative Kilpatrick 15th
Representative Dingell 16th
MINNESOTA
Senator Dayton
Senator Wellstone
Representative McCollum 4th
Representative Peterson 7th
MISSISSIPPI
Representative Thompson 2nd
Representative Pickering 3rd
Representative Shows 4th
Representative Taylor 5th
MISSOURI
Senator Carnahan
Senator Bond
Representative Clay 1st
Representative McCarthy 5th
MONTANA
Representative Rehberg
NEBRASKA
Senator Nelson
Representative Bereuter 1st
NEVADA
Senator Reid
Representative Gibbons 2nd
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Senator Smith
NEW JERSEY
Senator Torricelli
Senator Corzine
Representative Andrews 1st
Representative LoBiondo 2nd
Representative Saxon 3rd
Representative Roukema 5th
Representative Pallone 6th
Representative Ferguson 7th
Representative Pascrell 8th
Representative Rothman 9th
Representative Payne 10th
Representative Frelinghuysen 11th
Representative Holt 12th
Representative Menendez 13th
NEW MEXICO
Senator Bingaman
Representative Wilson 1st
Representative Udall 3rd
NEW YORK
Senator Schumer
Senator Clinton
Representative Grucci 1st
Representative Israel 2nd
Representative King 3rd
Representative McCarthy 4th
Representative Ackerman 5th
Representative Meeks 6th
Representative Crowley 7th
Representative Nadler 8th
Representative Weiner 9th
Representative Towns 10th
Representative Owens 11th
Representative Velasquez 12th
Representative Fossella 13th
Representative Maloney 14th
Representative Rangel 15th
Representative Serrano 16th
Representative Engel 17th
Representative Lowey 18th
Representative Kelley 19th
Representative Gilman 20th
Representative McNulty 21st
Representative Sweeny 22nd
Representative Boehlert 23rd
Representative Hinchey 26th
Representative Slaughter 28th
Representative LaFalce 29th
Representative Quinn 30th
NORTH CAROLINA
Senator Edwards
Representative Clayton 1st
Representative Jones 3rd
Representative McIntyre 7th
Representative Hayes 8th
Representative Myrick 9th
NORTH DAKOTA (100%)
Senator Dorgan
Senator Conrad
Representative Pomeroy
OHIO
Representative Portman 2nd
Representative Hall 3rd
Representative Gillmore 5th
Representative Strickland 6th
Representative Kaptur 9th
Representative Kucinich 10th
Representative Tubbs-Jones 11th
Representative Tiberi 12th
Representative Brown 13th
Representative Sawyer 14th
Representative Pryce 15th
Representative Traficant 17th
Representative LaTourette 19th
OKLAHOMA (100%)
Senator Inhofe
Senator Nickles
Representative Sullivan 1st
Representative Carson 2nd
Representative Watkins 3rd
Representative Watts 4th
Representative Istook 5th
Representative Lucas 6th
OREGON
Senator Smith
Representative Hooley 5th
PENNSYLVANIA
Senator Specter
Representative Brady 1st
Representative Fattah 2nd
Representative Borski 3rd
Representative Hart 4th
Representative Peterson 5th
Representative Holden 6th
Representative Weldon 7th
Representative Greenwood 8th
Representative Shuster 9th
Representative Sherwood 10th
Representative Kanjorski 11th
Representative Murtha 12th
Representative Hoeffel 13th
Representative Coyne 14th
Representative Toomey 15th
Representative Pitts 16th
Representative Gekas 17th
Representative Doyle 18th
Representative Platts 19th
Representative Mascara 20th
Representative English 21st
RHODE ISLAND (100%)
Senator Reed
Senator Chafee
Representative Kennedy 1st
Representative Langevin 2nd
SOUTH CAROLINA
Representative Brown 1st
Representative Wilson 2nd
Representative Graham 3rd
Representative DeMint 4th
SOUTH DAKOTA
Senator Tim Johnson
TENNESSEE
Representative Wamp 3rd
Representative Clement 5th
Representative Gordon 6th
Representative Ford 9th
TEXAS
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
Representative Turner 2nd
Representative Hall 4th
Representative Sessions 5th
Representative Lampson 9th
Representative Thornberry 13th
Representative Reyes 16th
Representative Stenholm 17th
Representative Frost 24th
Representative Ortiz 27th
Representative Rodriguez 28th
UTAH
Senator Bennett
Senator Hatch
Representative Matheson 2nd
Representative Cannon 3rd
VERMONT (100%)
Senator Leahy
Senator Jeffords
Representative Sanders
VIRGINIA
Senator Allen
Representative Davis 1st
Representative Schrock 2nd
Representative Scott 3rd
Representative Forbes 4th
Representative Goode 5th
Representative Goodlatte 6th
Representative Cantor 7th
Representative Moran 8th
Representative Boucher 9th
Representative Wolf 10th
Representative Davis 11th
WASHINGTON
Senator Cantwell
Senator Murray
Representative Dicks 6th
Representative Smith 9th
WEST VIRGINIA
Senator Rockefeller
Representative Mollohan 1st
Representative Moore-Capito 2nd
Representative Rehall 3rd
WISCONSIN
Senator Feingold
Representative Baldwin 2nd
Representative Kind 3rd
Representative Green 8th
WYOMING
Senator Enzi
AMERICAN SAMOA
Representative Faleomavaega
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Representative Norton
GUAM
Representative Underwood
PUERTO RICO
Representative Acevido-Vila
U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
Representative Christiansen

Special Recognition
Tri-Boro Memorial VFW Post 5479, Dunellen, NJ - KDSM Resolution No. 1
VFW Department of New Jersey - KDSM Resolution No. 459
Wallace Chafee VFW Post 1679, Ventura, CA - KDSM Resolution
VFW Department of California - KDSM Resolution No. 464
VFW Department of Michigan - KDSM Resolution No. 469
American Legion Department of Maryland - KDSM Resolution No. 68


Other Very Important Supporters
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Veterans of Foreign Wars
National Headquarters
American Legion
National Headquarters
Disabled American Veterans
National Headquarters
Korean DMZ Veterans
Association
AMVETS
National Headquarters
Combat Infantryman's
Association
Korean Veterans Association
of Pennsylvania
Korea DMZ War Veterans
Association-2nd Korean War
Veterans of the Vietnam War, Inc  Korean War Veterans of Dallas, TX Korean War Veterans
Association Chapters
Vietnam Veterans of America - Chapter 524
Vietnam Veterans of America - State of Oklahoma Vietnam Veterans of America - Chapter 216 Vietnam Veterans of America - National Organization 24th Infantry Division Association
7th Infantry Division Association U.S.S. Pueblo Veterans Association 1st Marine Division Association 2nd Infantry Division Association
1st Cavalry Division Association 73rd Tank Battalion Association USAF Security Police Association Association of the 
United States Army
17th Artillery Regiment Association 2nd Infantry Division Imjin Scouts USS Intrepid Foundation  American Ex Serviceman's
Association, Melbourne, Aus.
Patriotic Committee of Hollywood, Inc.
Hollywood, FL (JROTC Mentors)
California Military Museum
Sacremento, CA