Protect and Defend

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Friday, May 26, 2006

The official tally on Senate bill S. 2611 to grant amnesty

Here are the votes and here is who is coming up for election this year. It is time to dump those who stood with Mexico and reelect those who stood with the majority of Americans.


YEAs ---62
Akaka (D-HI) – up for reelection in 2006
Baucus (D-MT)
Bayh (D-IN)
Bennett (R-UT)
Biden (D-DE)
Bingaman (D-NM) – up for reelection in 2006
Boxer (D-CA)
Brownback (R-KS)
Cantwell (D-WA) – up for reelection in 2006
Carper (D-DE) – up for reelection in 2006
Chafee (R-RI) – up for reelection in 2006
Clinton (D-NY) – up for reelection in 2006
Coleman (R-MN)
Collins (R-ME)
Conrad (D-ND) – up for reelection in 2006
Craig (R-ID)
Dayton (D-MN) – up for reelection in 2006
DeWine (R-OH) – up for reelection in 2006
Dodd (D-CT)
Domenici (R-NM)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feingold (D-WI)
Feinstein (D-CA) – up for reelection in 2006
Frist (R-TN) – up for reelection in 2006
Graham (R-SC)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hagel (R-NE)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Jeffords (I-VT) – up for reelection in 2006
Johnson (D-SD)
Kennedy (D-MA) – up for reelection in 2006
Kerry (D-MA)
Kohl (D-WI) – up for reelection in 2006
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (D-CT) – up for reelection in 2006
Lincoln (D-AR)
Lugar (R-IN) – up for reelection in 2006
Martinez (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ) – up for reelection in 2006
Mikulski (D-MD)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Obama (D-IL)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Sarbanes (D-MD) – up for reelection in 2006
Schumer (D-NY)
Smith (R-OR)
Snowe (R-ME) – up for reelection in 2006
Specter (R-PA)
Stevens (R-AK)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Warner (R-VA)
Wyden (D-OR)

NAYs ---36
Alexander (R-TN)
Allard (R-CO)
Allen (R-VA) – up for reelection in 2006
Bond (R-MO)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burns (R-MT) – up for reelection in 2006
Burr (R-NC)
Byrd (D-WV) – up for reelection in 2006
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Dole (R-NC)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Ensign (R-NV) – up for reelection in 2006
Enzi (R-WY)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hatch (R-UT) – up for reelection in 2006
Hutchison (R-TX) – up for reelection in 2006
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Kyl (R-AZ) – up for reelection in 2006
Lott (R-MS) – up for reelection in 2006
Nelson (D-NE) – up for reelection in 2006
Roberts (R-KS)
Santorum (R-PA) – up for reelection in 2006
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Stabenow (D-MI) – up for reelection in 2006
Sununu (R-NH)
Talent (R-MO) – up for reelection in 2006
Thomas (R-WY) – up for reelection in 2006
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)

Not Voting - 2
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Salazar (D-CO)

5 Comments:

Blogger betmo said...

this is very interesting. i got caught up in the data- i took 2 statistics classes in college :) anyhoo i looked at both lists and found it interesting that in the nays- out of 36 votes 4 out of the 36 were dems and 3 out of those 4 are up fore re-election this year. in the yeas- 22 out of the 62 were repubs and 15 out of the 22 are up for re-election. i don't know why i find that interesting but i do. thanks for the information though. this election is going to be vital to both sides.

Fri May 26, 10:09:00 AM  
Blogger Publius said...

Believe me there seems to be little rhyme or reason to this voting. Except if you try to outthink the votes. Two Senators from Ohio voted Yea, is this because they were influenced by the unions? Maybe.
Oh, and as it turns out Rockefeller did not vote because he was not there, I read he was recovering from back surgery. Maybe he would have followed Byrd, but I don’t know.
You notice though that Mel Martinez voted Yea, which makes sense since he came to this country illegally from Cuba.
Sununu was the only North East Senator to vote the bill down, could this be because there are not many illegals in Vermont and New Hampshire and Maine? The people there don’t see the problem so they don’t care, but at the same time this does not explain McCain or Domenici especially when you consider they are Republicans.
Both Hawaii Senators voted Yea, but then again it will only cost the people of Hawaii money and they would not be hurt by the bill.
Sometimes it is just hard to understand stupidity.

Fri May 26, 03:54:00 PM  
Blogger betmo said...

personally, i think that we need to start over and elect people who are truly representatives of the people. unfortunately, that would take people in this country giving a damn about more than what they are going to do on the weekend- or which episode of 24 is on this week, etc. if i can do nothing else in this lifetime, it will be my mission to 1)get rid of snatorum and 2) get people off the couch and out to the voting booth.

Fri May 26, 05:24:00 PM  
Blogger Truth-Pain said...

the only way we are going to get a better representation in this Constitutional Republic of ours is to increase Congress by 600-plus members.
I'm serious. I think we have one Congressman for every 600,000-plus citizens in the country... far less than the 1 in 42,000 we had when the modern Congressional Apparatus took hold. How can so little a number give a rip about you and me?... All they have to do is cater to the 50,000 plus that rant and rage during the primaries and they basically give the rest the golden middle finger.
Mow down Capital Hill (use Eminent Domain (Kelo decision)or whatever other excuse you can...) build a Kremlin-type hall of the people, elect 1,100 or so congressmen, and let the games begin!

Fri May 26, 06:59:00 PM  
Blogger Publius said...

Betmo, NO! Santorum voted correctly on this issue. He should be rewarded for his role in defending America on this. I hope you meant Specter who added the amendment at the last second to have to ask Mexico’s permission to build any additional fences.
Specter is right in there with Kennedy, Reid, and McCain. The three of four of them need to go.

Fri May 26, 09:43:00 PM  

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