issues2000.org
Home Issues Candidates Recent Grid Archive Senate VoteMatch_Quiz The_Forum News
 Notebooks:   |   Bill   Sponsorships   Policy   Reports   Memberships/   Affiliations   Group   Ratings   Court   Rulings 
Bill Sponsorships
Policy Reports
Memberships / Affiliations
Group Ratings
Court Rulings


Bill Sponsorships by Presidential Contenders:
Rep. Bob Barr (L)
Sen. Joe Biden (D, VP)
Sen. John McCain (R)
Rep. Cynthia McKinney (G)
Sen. Barack Obama (D)
Gov. Sarah Palin (R, VP)
Primary contenders:
Sen. Mike Gravel
Sen. Hillary Clinton
Rep. Ron Paul
Gov. Mark Sanford


Candidate Grids
John McCain
Barack Obama
Hillary Clinton
Mike Huckabee
Ron Paul

Book Reviews

(from Amazon.com)

(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about Gore from Amazon.com)

Site Map
Home
(Main page)
Issues
(Quotations organized by topic)
Leaders
(Quotations organized by politician)
Recent
(Most recent quotation for each person)
Candidate Grid
(Summary by candidate of positions on each topic)
  

Senate Votes on 08-S069
Presidential contenders
Bill Sponsorships
Senate Signature Issues
Group Ratings
Resolutions
Public Letters
Policy Reports
Memberships / Affiliations
Court Rulings


Bill Sponsorships by Presidential Contenders:
Rep. Bob Barr
Sen. Hillary Clinton
Sen. Mike Gravel
Sen. John McCain
Rep. Cynthia McKinney
Sen. Barack Obama
Rep. Ron Paul
Gov. Mark Sanford

Candidate Grids
John McCain
Barack Obama
Hillary Clinton
Mike Huckabee
Ron Paul

Book Reviews

(from Amazon.com)

(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about Gore from Amazon.com)

Site Map
Home
(Main page)
Issues
(Quotations organized by topic)
Leaders
(Quotations organized by politician)
Recent
(Most recent quotation for each person)
Candidate Grid
(Summary by candidate of positions on each topic)
  

Vote number 08-S069 continuing federal funds for declared "sanctuary cities"
on Mar 13, 2008 regarding bill Table S.Amdt.4309 to S.Con.Res
Results: Motion to Table Agreed to, 58-40

CONGRESSIONAL SUMMARY: To create a reserve fund to ensure that Federal assistance does not go to sanctuary cities that ignore the immigration laws of the United States and create safe havens for illegal aliens and potential terrorists. This vote is a motion to table the amendment; voting YES would kill the amendment.

SUPPORTER'S ARGUMENT FOR VOTING NO ON TABLING MOTION:Sen. VITTER: There are so-called sanctuary cities which establish as an official policy of their jurisdiction: We are not going to cooperate with Federal immigration enforcement officials. That is wrong. What is more, it is completely contrary to Federal immigration law. My amendment says: We are going to put some consequence to that defiance of Federal law. We are not going to give them COPS funds. We are going to send those funds, instead, to all of those other jurisdictions which abide by Federal law.OPPONENT'S ARGUMENT FOR VOTING YES ON TABLING MOTION:Sen. DURBIN: There are sanctuary cities in about 23 different States across America. What the Vitter amendment will do is to take away the COPS funding from those cities. Police departments will tell you they need the cooperation of everyone to solve crimes and stop crime. If you create fear in the minds of those who are here in an undocumented status that any cooperation with the police will result in their arrest, they will not cooperate and criminals will go free. Let's not use the COPS Program as some sort of threat. If you want to deal with immigration, deal with it responsibly in a comprehensive way. SUPPORTER'S RESPONSE:Sen. VITTER: If folks feel that way, they should come to Congress and change Federal law, not simply defy Federal law. This is another amnesty vote. Are we going to give folks in sanctuary cities amnesty for defying Federal law and refusing to cooperate with Federal immigration officials? LEGISLATIVE OUTCOME:Motion to Table Agreed to, 58-40

Categorized under Immigration

Voting YES counts for 2 points on VoteMatch question 12:
Illegal immigrants earn citizenship;
Voting NO counts for -2 points on VoteMatch question 12.

Voting YES counts as answer A on AmericansElect question 4;
Voting NO counts as answer C on AmericansElect question 4

Immigration: When you think about illegal immigration, which of the following solutions come closest to your opinion?
  • A: All illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US legally
  • B: Most illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the US, with some exceptions
  • C: Most illegal immigrants should be deported, with some exceptions
  • D: All illegal immigrants should be deported
  • E: Unsure


Democrats voting on 08-S069

Max Baucus YESMT Democratic Sr Senator
Barbara Boxer YESCA Democratic Jr Senator
Sherrod Brown YESOH Democratic Sr Senator
Maria Cantwell YESWA Democratic Jr Senator
Benjamin Cardin YESMD Democratic Jr Senator, previously Representative
Tom Carper YESDE Democratic Sr Senator
Bob Casey YESPA Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer
Hillary Clinton YESNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State
Richard Durbin YESIL Democratic Sr Senator
Russell Feingold YESWI Former Democratic Senator
Dianne Feinstein YESCA Democratic Sr Senator
Tom Harkin YESIA Democratic Jr Senator
Daniel Inouye YESHI Democratic Sr Senator
Tim Johnson YESSD Democratic Sr Senator
Ted Kennedy YESMA Former Democrat Senator (until 2009)
John Kerry YESMA Democratic Sr Senator
Amy Klobuchar YESMN Democrat/DFL Sr Senator
Mary Landrieu NOLA Democratic Sr Senator
Frank Lautenberg YESNJ Democratic Sr Senator
Patrick Leahy YESVT Democratic Sr Senator
Carl Levin YESMI Democratic Sr Senator
Blanche Lambert Lincoln YESAR Former Democratic Senator
Claire McCaskill YESMO Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor
Robert Menendez YESNJ Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative
Barbara Mikulski YESMD Democratic Sr Senator
Patty Murray YESWA Democratic Sr Senator
Ben Nelson YESNE Democratic Sr Senator
Bill Nelson YESFL Democratic Sr Senator
Barack Obama YESIL Former Democratic Senator (until 2008)
Mark Pryor YESAR Democratic Sr Senator
Jack Reed YESRI Democratic Sr Senator
Harry Reid YESNV Democratic Sr Senator
John Rockefeller YESWV Democratic Sr Senator
Ken Salazar YESCO Former Democratic Senator (entered Cabinet, 2009)
Charles Schumer YESNY Democratic Sr Senator
Arlen Specter YESPA Former Democratic incumbent (elected as Republican)
Debbie Stabenow YESMI Democratic Jr Senator
Jon Tester YESMT Democratic Jr Senator
Sheldon Whitehouse YESRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general
Ron Wyden YESOR Democratic Sr Senator


Republicans voting on 08-S069

Lamar Alexander NOTN Republican Sr Senator
John Barrasso NOWY Republican Jr Senator
Robert Bennett NOUT Former Republican Senator
Richard Burr NONC Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative
Saxby Chambliss NOGA Republican Sr Senator
Tom Coburn NOOK Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Thad Cochran NOMS Republican Sr Senator
Susan Collins YESME Republican Jr Senator
Bob Corker NOTN Republican Jr Senator
John Cornyn NOTX Republican Jr Senator
Michael Crapo NOID Republican Sr Senator
Jim DeMint NOSC Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
John Ensign NONV Republican Jr Senator
Michael Enzi NOWY Republican Sr Senator
Lindsey Graham NOSC Republican Sr Senator
Chuck Grassley NOIA Republican Sr Senator
Orrin Hatch NOUT Republican Sr Senator
James Inhofe NOOK Republican Sr Senator
Johnny Isakson NOGA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Richard Lugar YESIN Republican Sr Senator
Mitch McConnell NOKY Republican Sr Senator
Lisa Murkowski YESAK Republican Sr Senator
Pat Roberts NOKS Republican Sr Senator
Jeff Sessions NOAL Republican Sr Senator
Richard Shelby NOAL Republican Jr Senator
Olympia Snowe YESME Republican Sr Senator
John Thune NOSD Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
David Vitter NOLA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Roger Wicker NOMS Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative


Independents voting on 08-S069

Mel Martinez NOFL Former GOP Senator (resigned 2009); previously HUD Secy.
Bernie Sanders YESVT Independent Jr Senator, previously Representative



Total votes recorded by OnTheIssues:

A Snopes Media Group Publication. Privacy Policy Terms of Use
Democrats: YES 39; NO 1
Republicans: YES 4; NO 25
Independents: YES 1; NO 1