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Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Screw you, Caribou
Here's the roll call vote on the ANWR drilling amendment that was passed as part of the FY 2006 appropriations bill. The results look counterintuitive: Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington State tried to strip the provision from the bill with an amendment, but the amendment failed. So a "yay" vote means no drilling and a "nay" vote means fire up the oil rigs. Hope that makes sense. (And note the apostasy of John McCain on this issue. Does that mean he's definitely running, or definitely toast if he does...? All apostates on both sides in bold. -- and look at ale Norm Coleman out there on a limb!)

YEAs -- (meaning strip the drilling provision from the bill) -- 49

Baucus (D-MT), Bayh (D-IN), Biden (D-DE), Bingaman (D-NM), Boxer (D-CA), Byrd (D-WV), Cantwell (D-WA), Carper (D-DE), Chafee (R-RI), Clinton (D-NY), Coleman (R-MN), Collins (R-ME), Conrad (D-ND), Corzine (D-NJ), Dayton (D-MN), DeWine (R-OH), Dodd (D-CT),
Dorgan (D-ND), Durbin (D-IL), Feingold (D-WI), Feinstein (D-CA), Harkin (D-IA), Jeffords (I-VT), Johnson (D-SD), Kennedy (D-MA), Kerry (D-MA), Kohl (D-WI), Lautenberg (D-NJ), Leahy (D-VT), Levin (D-MI), Lieberman (D-CT), Lincoln (D-AR), McCain (R-AZ), Mikulski (D-MD),
Murray (D-WA), Nelson (D-FL), Nelson (D-NE), Obama (D-IL), Pryor (D-AR), Reed (D-RI), Reid (D-NV). Rockefeller (D-WV), Salazar (D-CO), Sarbanes (D-MD), Schumer (D-NY), Smith (R-OR)Snowe (R-ME), Stabenow (D-MI), Wyden (D-OR)

NAYs -- (meaning don't strip the drill bit) -- 51

Akaka (D-HI), 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), Chambliss (R-GA), Coburn (R-OK), Cochran (R-MS), Cornyn (R-TX), Craig (R-ID), Crapo (R-ID), DeMint (R-SC), Dole (R-NC), Domenici (R-NM), Ensign (R-NV), Enzi (R-WY), Frist (R-TN), Graham (R-SC), Grassley (R-IA), Gregg (R-NH), Hagel (R-NE), Hatch (R-UT), Hutchison (R-TX), Inhofe (R-OK), Inouye (D-HI), Isakson (R-GA), Kyl (R-AZ), Landrieu (D-LA), Lott (R-MS), Lugar (R-IN), Martinez (R-FL), McConnell (R-KY), Murkowski (R-AK), Roberts (R-KS), Santorum (R-PA), Sessions (R-AL), Shelby (R-AL), Specter (R-PA), Stevens (R-AK), Sununu (R-NH), Talent (R-MO), Thomas (R-WY), Thune (R-SD), Vitter (R-LA), Voinovich (R-OH), Warner (R-VA). [Source: Senate.gov]

The last time this idea came up for a vote, in 2003, the drilling idea was defeated 52-48. Coleman, McCain and basically the same Republicans voted against drilling then, too.
posted by JReid @ 3:53 PM  
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