Washington D.C., Jun 2, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and other Democrat senators released on Wednesday a controversial analysis of votes and actions of Catholic Senators based on the official positions taken on legislation by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
The report analyzes votes and legislative cosponsorships for the 24 Catholic U.S. Senators regarding issues for which the USCCB has taken an official position.
The issues are broadly divided into three areas: Domestic Issues, International Issues and Pro-Life Issues.
The scorecard includes a total of 48 votes or actions Senators have taken regarding these 24 issues, 47 of which took place during the 108th Congress (2003-2004), plus the Iraqi War Resolution, which the Senate passed on October 11, 2002.