Friday, December 16, 2005

The Constitution is Saved - for Now!

The Senate voted against cloture and sustained a filibuster against the USA Patriot Act, safeguarding our freedom at least for the day.

Four Republican senators and one Independent joined nearly every Democratic senator and voted "Nay."

When Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) saw the motion was going to be defeated, he switched and voted "Nay" so he could reintroduce the motion at a later date. The law is set to expire on December 31 but before then, no doubt there will be a future motion.

Here is the voting breakdown by senator name and state.

YEAs ---52

Alexander (R-TN)Allard (R-CO)Allen (R-VA)Bennett (R-UT)Bond (R-MO)Brownback (R-KS)Bunning (R-KY)Burns (R-MT)Burr (R-NC)Chafee (R-RI)Chambliss (R-GA)Coburn (R-OK)Cochran (R-MS)Coleman (R-MN)Collins (R-ME)Cornyn (R-TX)Crapo (R-ID)DeMint (R-SC)DeWine(R-OH)Dole (R-NC)Domenici (R-NM)Ensign (R-NV)Enzi (R-WY)Graham (R-SC)Grassley (R-IA)Gregg (R-NH)Hatch (R-UT)Hutchison (R-TX)Inhofe (R-OK)Isakson (R-GA)Johnson (D-SD)Kyl (R-AZ)Lott (R-MS)Lugar (R-IN)Martinez (R-FL)McCain (R-AZ)McConnell (R-KY)Nelson (D-NE)Roberts (R-KS)Santorum (R-PA)Sessions (R-AL)Shelby (R-AL)Smith (R-OR)Snowe (R-ME)Specter (R-PA)Stevens (R-AK)Talent (R-MO)Thomas (R-WY)Thune (R-SD)Vitter (R-LA)Voinovich (R-OH)Warner (R-VA)

NAYs ---47

Akaka (D-HI)Baucus (D-MT)Bayh (D-IN)Biden (D-DE)Bingaman (D-NM)Boxer (D-CA)Byrd (D-WV)Cantwell (D-WA)Carper (D-DE)Clinton (D-NY)Conrad (D-ND)Corzine (D-NJ)Craig (R-ID)Dayton (D-MN)Dorgan (D-ND)Durbin (D-IL)Feingold (D-WI)Feinstein (D-CA)Frist (R-TN)Hagel (R-NE)Harkin (D-IA)Inouye (D-HI)Jeffords (I-VT)Kennedy (D-MA)Kerry (D-MA)Kohl (D-WI)Landrieu (D-LA)Lautenberg (D-NJ)Leahy (D-VT)Levin (D-MI)Lieberman (D-CT)Lincoln (D-AR)Mikulski (D-MD)Murkowski (R-AK)Murray (D-WA)Nelson (D-FL)Obama (D-IL)Pryor (D-AR)Reed (D-RI)Reid (D-NV)Rockefeller (D-WV)Salazar (D-CO)Sarbanes (D-MD)Schumer (D-NY)Stabenow (D-MI)Sununu (R-NH)Wyden (D-OR)

Not Voting - Dodd (D-CT)

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