May 24, 2007 | Vote 181

On the Motion

 
Yes 80

38

42

No 14

11

3

Not voting: 6

About this vote

On the Motion

This $120 billion dollar package was passed in the Senate by an 80-14 vote on May 24. The bill primarily focuses on funding for the Iraq war but also addresses other unrelated topics. A previous war funding bill was vetoed by the president because it included troop withdrawal deadlines, which were largely supported by anti-war Democrats. Ten Democrats opposed this new bill with no withdrawal deadlines, while 37 supported its passage. Congress had to act to replace war funding that would have ended May 28. According to the Washington Post, this bill includes 18 “benchmarks that the Iraqi government must meet to continue receiving reconstruction aid.” One hundred billion dollars in funding is slated to support continuing military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The bill says that the President and Congress must not take any action that will endanger the troops and that they provide any funds necessary for training, equipment and other types of support to ensure their safety and the effectiveness of their missions. The president is required to give a first report on the Iraqis' progress in meeting the benchmarks to Congress on July 15. Seventeen billion dollars in the package is for domestic spending. Out of this funding, $6.4 billion is for Gulf Coast hurricane relief efforts, $3 billion in emergency aid for farmers, $1 billion to upgrade port and mass transit security, $3 billion towards converting closing U.S. military bases to other uses, and $650 million to increase funding for children’s health care. A Congressional Research Service summary states that the “other domestic beneficiaries include state HIV grant programs, mine safety research, youth violence prevention activities, and pandemic flu protection.” Sens. Barack Obama (Ill.) and Hilary Clinton (N.Y.) were among the 14 who opposed the bill.

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Yes
80
(38, 42, 0)
No
14
(11, 3, 0)
Not Voting
6
(2, 4, 0)
P Name State
D Akaka Daniel Akaka
HI
R Alexander Andrew Alexander
TN
R Allard Alan Allard
CO
D Baucus Max Baucus
MT
D Bayh Birch Bayh
IN
R Bennett Robert Bennett
UT
D Biden Joseph Biden
DE
D Bingaman Jesse Bingaman
NM
R Bond Christopher Bond
MO
D Brown Sherrod Brown
OH
R Bunning James Bunning
KY
D Byrd Robert Byrd
WV
D Cantwell Maria Cantwell
WA
D Cardin Benjamin Cardin
MD
D Carper Thomas Carper
DE
D Casey Robert Casey
PA
R Chambliss Clarence Chambliss
GA
R Cochran William Cochran
MS
R Collins Susan Collins
ME
D Conrad Kent Conrad
ND
R Corker Robert Corker
TN
R Cornyn John Cornyn
TX
R Craig Larry Craig
ID
R Crapo Michael Crapo
ID
R DeMint James DeMint
SC
R Dole Elizabeth Dole
NC
R Domenici Pietro Domenici
NM
D Dorgan Byron Dorgan
ND
D Durbin Richard Durbin
IL
R Ensign John Ensign
NV
D Feinstein Dianne Feinstein
CA
R Graham Lindsey Graham
SC
R Grassley Charles Grassley
IA
R Gregg Judd Gregg
NH
R Hagel Charles Hagel
NE
D Harkin Thomas Harkin
IA
R Hutchison Kathyrn Hutchison
TX
R Inhofe James Inhofe
OK
D Inouye Daniel Inouye
HI
R Isakson Johnny Isakson
GA
D Klobuchar Amy Klobuchar
MN
D Kohl Herbert Kohl
WI
R Kyl Jon Kyl
AZ
D Landrieu Mary Landrieu
LA
D Lautenberg Frank Lautenberg
NJ
D Levin Carl Levin
MI
D Lieberman Joseph Lieberman
CT
D Lincoln Blanche Lincoln
AR
R Lott Chester Lott
MS
R Lugar Richard Lugar
IN
R Martinez Melquiades Martinez
FL
R McCain John McCain
AZ
D McCaskill Claire McCaskill
MO
R McConnell Addison McConnell
KY
D Menéndez Robert Menéndez
NJ
D Mikulski Barbara Mikulski
MD
R Murkowski Lisa Murkowski
AK
D Murray Patty Murray
WA
D Nelson Clarence Nelson
FL
D Nelson Earl Nelson
NE
D Pryor Mark Pryor
AR
D Reed John Reed
RI
D Reid Harry Reid
NV
R Roberts Charles Roberts
KS
D Rockefeller John Rockefeller
WV
D Salazar Kenneth Salazar
CO
R Sessions Jefferson Sessions
AL
R Shelby Richard Shelby
AL
R Smith Gordon Smith
OR
R Snowe Olympia Snowe
ME
R Specter Arlen Specter
PA
D Stabenow Deborah Stabenow
MI
R Stevens Theodore Stevens
AK
R Sununu John Sununu
NH
D Tester Jon Tester
MT
R Thune John Thune
SD
R Vitter David Vitter
LA
R Voinovich George Voinovich
OH
R Warner John Warner
VA
D Webb James Webb
VA
P Name State
D Boxer Barbara Boxer
CA
R Burr Richard Burr
NC
D Clinton Hillary Clinton
NY
R Coburn Thomas Coburn
OK
D Dodd Christopher Dodd
CT
R Enzi Michael Enzi
WY
D Feingold Russell Feingold
WI
D Kennedy Edward Kennedy
MA
D Kerry John Kerry
MA
D Leahy Patrick Leahy
VT
D Obama Barack Obama
IL
D Sanders Bernard Sanders
VT
D Whitehouse Sheldon Whitehouse
RI
D Wyden Ronald Wyden
OR
P Name State
R Brownback Samuel Brownback
KS
R Coleman Norman Coleman
MN
R Hatch Orrin Hatch
UT
D Johnson Timothy Johnson
SD
D Schumer Charles Schumer
NY
R Thomas Craig Thomas
WY