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    This page contains bills sponsored by incumbent Senators who are running for re-election in 2008, plus House incumbents running for Senate in 2008. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on. These bills are selected as the "signature issue" that each legislator focused on.

08-SR455 on Feb 14, 2008

Signature Legislation: implementing Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force
Source: S.RES.455
    A resolution calling for peace in Darfur.
  • Calls upon the government of Sudan and other signatories and non-signatories to the May 5, 2006, Darfur Peace Agreement to cease hostilities.
  • Calls upon the government of Sudan to facilitate the deployment of the United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force, including any non-African peacekeepers.
  • Urges all invited individuals and movements to attend the next round of peace negotiations without preconditions.
  • Condemns: (1) intimidation or threats against camp or civil society leaders to discourage them from attending the peace talks; and (2) actions by any party that undermines the Darfur peace process.
  • Calls upon all parties to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement to support all terms of the agreement.
  • Legislative Outcome: Resolution agreed to in Senate, by Unanimous Consent.


  • Topic: Foreign Policy
  • Headline: Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force
  • Headline 2: Implement Darfur Peace Agreement with UN peacekeeping force

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  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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Democrats participating in 08-SR455

Evan Bayh s2oIN Former Democratic Senator 
Jeff Bingaman s2oNM Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Barbara Boxer s2oCA Democratic Jr Senator 
Sherrod Brown s2oOH Democratic Sr Senator 
Robert Byrd s2oWV Former Democratic Senator 
Tom Carper s2oDE Democratic Sr Senator 
Hillary Clinton s2oNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State 
Richard Durbin s1iIL Democratic Sr Senator 
Russell Feingold s2oPOTUS Democrat 
Dianne Feinstein s2oCA Democratic Sr Senator 
Tim Johnson s2oSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
John Kerry s2oMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Amy Klobuchar s2oMN Democrat/DFL Sr Senator 
Herbert Kohl s2oWI Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Frank Lautenberg s2oNJ Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Patrick Leahy s2oVT Democratic Sr Senator 
Carl Levin s2oMI Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Robert Menendez s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Barbara Mikulski s2oMD Democratic Sr Senator 
Barack Obama s2oIL Former Democratic Senator (until 2008) 
Jack Reed s2oRI Democratic Sr Senator 
John Rockefeller s2oWV Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Charles Schumer s2oNY Democratic Sr Senator 
Arlen Specter s2oPA Former Democratic incumbent (elected as Republican) 
Sheldon Whitehouse s2oRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general 



Republicans participating in 08-SR455

Wayne Allard s2oCO Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
Kit Bond s2oMO Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Sam Brownback s2oKS Republican Governor 
Richard Burr s2oNC Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Saxby Chambliss s2oGA Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Norm Coleman s2oMN Former Republican Senator; lost court battle, 2009 
Chuck Grassley s2oIA Republican Sr Senator 
Chuck Hagel s2oNE Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
Johnny Isakson s2oGA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Gordon Harold Smith s2oOR Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2008) 
Olympia Snowe s2oME Republican Sr Senator 
John Sununu s2oNew Hampshire Republican 
George Voinovich s2oOH Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 



Independents participating in 08-SR455

Joe Biden s2oDE Vice President 
Elizabeth Dole s2oNC Former Cabinet Member (Labor Sec'y) and Senator 
Joseph Lieberman s2oCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 
Bernie Sanders s2oVermont Independent 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 25
Republicans: 13
Independents: 4


















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