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Elections 2010 - A look at the candidates Part I - Rep. John Spratt

Rep. John Spratt, D- SC
Rep. John Spratt, D- SC
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Rep. John Spratt, D-SC, has represented South Carolina's 5th Congressional District since 1983. He is seeking re-election to Congress for a 15th term this November. 

Spratt is considered a moderate Democrat. He is the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, and a member of the House Armed Services Commitee.

Spratt has sponsored 81 bills since being elected to office. 73 of those bills never made it out of committee, and only 2 were ever successfully encated. He has co-sponsored 1,339 bills since taking office. He has missed only 3% (331) of 12,629 votes since Jan. 23, 1990.

Recent Votes:

Below are John Spratt’s most recent votes:

Jan 21, 2010 1:06 PM Yea Suspend the Rules and Concur in the Senate Amendment: H.R. 730 Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act - Passed 397-10, 26 not voting (2/3 required)

Jan 21, 2010 12:52 PM Yea On Passage - House - H.Res. 1021 Expressing condolences to and solidarity with the people of Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010 - Under Suspension of the Rules - Passed 411-1, 21 not voting (2/3 required)

Jan 21, 2010 12:43 PM Yea On Passage - House - H.R. 1065 White Mountain Apache Tribe Water Rights Quantification Act of 2009 - Passed 262-147, 24 not voting

Jan 21, 2010 12:35 PM Yea On Passage - House - H.R. 3342 Aamodt Litigation Settlement Act
Passed 249-153, 31 not voting

Jan 21, 2010 12:28 PM Yea On Passage - House - H.R. 3254 Taos Pueblo Indian Water Rights Settlement Act - Passed 254-158, 21 not voting


Some of Spratt’s most recently sponsored bills include:

H.R. 3945: To suspend temporarily the duty on Himic Anhydride.

H.R. 284: Battle of Camden Study Act

H.R. 494: To amend the Trade Act of 1974 to require the Secretary of Labor to certify a group of workers in a subdivision of a firm as eligible to apply for assistance under the trade adjustment assistance program if the subdivision is a seller of articles of the firm that employed a group of workers who received a certification of eligibility under such program and such sales are related to the article that was the basis for such certification.

H.Res. 135: Providing amounts for the expenses of the Committee on the Budget in the One Hundred Eleventh Congress.

H.Con.Res. 85: Setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2010 and including the appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2009 and 2011 through 2014.

The biggest campaign contribution to Spratt in 2007-2008 was $17,000 from employees of Springs Industries. John Spratt’s net worth is between $6,965,022 and $33,702,995 in 2007, according to Spratt’s mandated financial disclosure statements.

For more information on Rep. Spratt you can visit his official website by visiting .


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