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Vote number 1996-72 blocking medical savings acounts
on Apr 18, 1996 regarding bill S. 1028 Kassebaum Amdt #3677
Results: Y)52; N)46; NV)2 Amdt Agreed to

Vote to block a plan which would allow tax-deductible medical savings accounts.

Categorized under Health Care

Voting YES counts for 1 points on VoteMatch question 5:
More federal funding for health coverage;
Voting NO counts for -1 points on VoteMatch question 5.

Voting YES counts as answer A on AmericansElect question 3;
Voting NO counts as answer C on AmericansElect question 3

Healthcare: When you think about healthcare reform in the United States, which of the following solutions is closest to your opinion?
  • A: The Government should be the sole provider of healthcare insurance
  • B: The Government should have a major role in providing healthcare insurance
  • C: The Government should have a limited role in providing healthcare insurance
  • D: Only private companies should provide healthcare insurance
  • E: Unsure


Democrats voting on 1996-72

Max Baucus YESMT Democratic Sr Senator
Barbara Boxer YESCA Democratic Jr Senator
Bill Bradley YESNJ Democratic Senator (Former)
John Breaux YESLA Former Democratic incumbent; retired 2004
Richard Bryan YESNV Democratic Senator (Former)
Dale Bumpers YESAR Democratic Senator (Former)
Robert Byrd YESWV Former Democratic Senator
Tom Daschle YESSD Former Democratic Senator
Jim Exon YESNE Democratic Senator (Former)
Russell Feingold YESWI Former Democratic Senator
Dianne Feinstein YESCA Democratic Sr Senator
Wendell Ford YESKY Democratic Senator (Former)
John Glenn YESOH Democratic Senator (Former)
Bob Graham YESFL Former Democratic Senator; retired 2004
Tom Harkin YESIA Democratic Jr Senator
Fritz Hollings YESSC Former Democratic Sr Senator; retired 2004
Daniel Inouye YESHI Democratic Sr Senator
Bennett Johnston YESLA Democratic Senator (Former)
Ted Kennedy YESMA Former Democrat Senator (until 2009)
Bob Kerrey YESNE Former Democratic Senator
John Kerry YESMA Democratic Sr Senator
Frank Lautenberg YESNJ Democratic Sr Senator
Patrick Leahy YESVT Democratic Sr Senator
Carl Levin YESMI Democratic Sr Senator
Barbara Mikulski YESMD Democratic Sr Senator
Carol Moseley-Braun YESIL Former Democratic Senator (Until 1998)
Pat Moynihan YESNY Democratic Senator (Former)
Patty Murray YESWA Democratic Sr Senator
Sam Nunn YESGA Democratic Senator (Former)
Claiborne Pell YESRI Democratic Senator (Former)
David Pryor YESAR Democratic Senator (Former)
Harry Reid YESNV Democratic Sr Senator
Charles Robb YESVA Democratic Senator (Former)
John Rockefeller YESWV Democratic Sr Senator
Paul Sarbanes YESMD Former Democrat Senator (Retired 2006)
Paul Simon YESIL Former Democratic Senator (Until 1997)
Arlen Specter NOPA Former Democratic incumbent (elected as Republican)
Paul Wellstone YESMN Democratic Senator (Former)
Ron Wyden YESOR Democratic Sr Senator


Republicans voting on 1996-72

Spencer Abraham NOMI Republican Senator (Former)
John Ashcroft NOMO Republican Senator (Former)
Robert Bennett NOUT Former Republican Senator
Hank Brown NOCO Former Republican Senator (Until 1996)
Conrad Burns NOMT Former Republican Senator (MT, 1989-2007)
John Chafee YESRI Republican Senator (Former)
Thad Cochran NOMS Republican Sr Senator
William Cohen NOME Republican Senator (Former)
Paul Coverdell NOGA Republican Senator (Former)
Al D'Amato NONY Former Republican Jr Senator
Mike DeWine NOOH Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2006)
Bob Dole NOKS Former Republican Senator (Until 1996)
Lauch Faircloth NONC Republican Senator (Former)
Bill Frist NOTN Former Republican Senator (retired 2006)
Slade Gorton YESWA Republican Senator (Former)
Phil Gramm NOTX Former Republican Senator
Rod Grams NOMN Republican Senator (Former)
Chuck Grassley NOIA Republican Sr Senator
Orrin Hatch NOUT Republican Sr Senator
Mark Hatfield YESOR Republican Senator (Former)
Jesse Helms NONC Former Republican Senator
James Inhofe NOOK Republican Sr Senator
Nancy Kassebaum YESKS Former Republican Senator (Until 1996)
Dirk Kempthorne NOID Former Republican Governor; former Senate (retired 1998)
Trent Lott NOMS Former Republican Senator (MS, 1989-2007)
Richard Lugar NOIN Republican Sr Senator
John McCain NOAZ Republican Sr Senator
Mitch McConnell NOKY Republican Sr Senator
Frank Murkowski NOAK Former Republican Senator; Former Governor
Don Nickles NOOK Former Republican incumbent; retired 2004
Larry Pressler NOSD Republican Senator (Former)
Jack Robinson YESMA Former Republican Special Election Challenger (2009)
William Roth NODE Former Republican Senator (unseated, 2000)
Rick Santorum NOPA Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2006)
Richard Shelby NOAL Republican Jr Senator
Alan Simpson NOWY Republican Senator (Former)
Olympia Snowe NOME Republican Sr Senator
Craig Thomas NOWY Former Republican Senator (deceased in office 2007)
Fred Thompson NOTN Former Republican Senator; 2004 candidate for Pres.
Strom Thurmond NOSC Former Republican Senator


Independents voting on 1996-72

Howell Heflin YESAL Former Senator (until March 2005)
Jim Jeffords NOVT Former Independent Senator (retired 2006)
Bob Smith NOFL 2010 Challenger; lost FL GOP primary; previous NH Senator



Total votes recorded by OnTheIssues:

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Democrats: YES 38; NO 1
Republicans: YES 5; NO 35
Independents: YES 1; NO 2