In the House and Senate, legislation often takes on the names of the lawmakers who introduced it. The McCain-Feingold Act, for instance, became the shorthand for a campaign finance reform bill sponsored by Sens. John McCain and Russ Feingold.
Tuesday's election of what will be the 112th Congress brings a new set of possibilities for co-sponsors of legislation. But before the serious work starts, in a Capitol Hill version of fantasy football, here are some of our favorite make-believe matchups of co-sponsors for the new congress, all using lawmakers' last names as they appeared on the ballot.
1. Chu-Baca Act -- promoting dip
2. Green-Green-Posey-Gardner Act -- promoting horticulture
3. Black-Labrador-Doggett Act-- celebrating the breed
4. Woolsey-Lamborn Act -- promoting sheep industry
5. Dent-Flake-Dreier Act -- car wash standards legislation
6. Clay-Pitts Act -- mining bill
7. Foxx-Wolf-Coons-Hunter Act -- promoting game farming
8. Heller-Heck Act -- promoting less cussin' on the floor
9. Grimm-Graves Act -- cemetery bill
10. Holden-Long-Lance-Speier Act -- defense bill
11. Castor-Bass-Waters Act -- fishing bill
12. Kaptur-Austria Act -- to commemorate the Anschluss
13. Fincher-Quayle Act -- Bird Identification Act
14. Towns-Issa-Farr Act -- interstate highways bill
15. Filner-Barrow Act -- campaign financing legislation
16. Latta-Slaughter Act -- commemorating the most recent election
17. Turner-Watt-Schock-Hurt Act -- promoting electrical safety
18. DeMint-Fudge Act-confectioner regulation
19. Blunt-Cleaver Act -- cutlery safety bill
20. Moore-Long-Boren-Sessions Act -- setting the congressional schedule Names for reference: 1) Reps. Judy Chu and Joe Baca, both D-Calif. 2) Reps. Al Green and Gene Green, both D-Texas; Bill Posey, R-Fla.; Cory Gardner, R-Colo. 3) Reps. Diane Black, R-Tenn; Raul Labrador, R-Utah; Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas 4) Reps. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif.; Doug Lamborn, R-Colo. 5) Reps. Charles Dent, R-Pa.; Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; David Dreier, R-Calif. 6) Reps. William Lacy Clay Jr., D-Mo.; Joseph Pitts, R-Pa. 7) Reps. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C.; Frank Wolf, R-Va.; Sen.Christopher Coons, D-Del.; Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif. 8) Reps. Dean Heller and Joe Heck, both R-Nev. 9) Reps. Mike Grimm, R-N.Y.; Sam Graves, R-Mo. 10) Reps. Tim Holden, D-Pa; Billy Long, R-Mo.; Leonard Lance, R-N.J.; Jackie Speier, D-Calif. 11) Reps. Kathy Castor-D-Fla.; Charlie Bass, R-N.H.; Maxine Waters, D-Calif. 12) Reps. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio; Steve Austria, R-Ohio 13) Reps. Stephen Fincher, R-Tenn.; Ben Quayle, R-Ariz. 14) Reps. Edolphus Towns, D-N.Y.; Darrell Issa, R-Calif; Sam Farr, D-Calif. 15) Reps. Bob Filner, D-Calif., John Barrow, D-Ga. 16) Reps. Robert Latta, R-Ohio; Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y. 17) Reps. Michael Turner, R-Ohio;Melvin Watt, D-N.C.; Aaron Schock, R-Ill; Robert Hurt, R-Va. 18) Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C.; Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio 19) Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo; Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo. 20) Reps. Gwen Moore, D-Wisc.;Long, R-Mo; Dan Boren, D-Okla; Pete Sessions, R-Texas .