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    This page contains bills sponsored by presidential contenders. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

08-S3351 on Jul 28, 2008

Legislation by 2008 Presidential Candidates: enhancing interdiction by criminalizing unflagged submarines
Source: S.3351
Legislative Summary:A bill to enhance drug trafficking interdiction by creating a Federal felony for operating or embarking in a submersible or semi-submersible vessel without nationality and on an international voyage.
    Cogressional Findings:
  • Congress finds that operating or embarking in a submersible or semi-submersible vessel without nationality and on an international voyage is a serious international problem, facilitates transnational crime, including drug trafficking, and terrorism, and presents a specific threat to the safety of maritime navigation and the security of the United States.
  • Whoever knowingly operates in any submersible vessel that is without nationality and that is navigating waters beyond the outer limit of the territorial sea of a single country, with the intent to evade detection, shall be punished as prescribed
  • House version is H.R.6295; related Senate bill S.3198.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 19. Question 19: Never legalize marijuana Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Drugs
  • Headline: Enhance interdiction by criminalizing unflagged submarines (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Enhance interdiction by criminalizing unflagged submarines (Score: 2)

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Democrats participating in 08-S3351

Henry Cuellar s2oTexas Democrat 
Dianne Feinstein s2oCA Democratic Sr Senator 
Ron Klein s2oFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Loretta Sanchez s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Bennie Thompson s2oMississippi Democrat 



Republicans participating in 08-S3351

John Howard Coble s2oNorth Carolina Republican 
Lindsey Graham s2oSC Republican Sr Senator 
Chuck Grassley s2oIA Republican Sr Senator 
Dan Lungren s1iCalifornia Republican 
Ted Poe s2oTexas Republican 
Mark Souder s2oIndiana Republican (until 2010) 



Independents participating in 08-S3351

Joe Biden s1iDE Vice President 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 5
Republicans: 6
Independents: 1


















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