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2007-SR106 on Mar 14, 2007

Bill Sponsorship: acknowledging the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s
Source: Armenian Genocide Resolution (S.RES.106/H.RES.106)
  • WHEREAS the Armenian Genocide was conceived and carried out by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923, resulting in the deportation of nearly 2,000,000 Armenians, of whom 1,500,000 men, women, and children were killed, and which succeeded in the elimination of more than 2,500-year presence of Armenians in their historic homeland;
  • WHEREAS, on May 24, 1915, the Allied Powers issued the joint statement of England, France, and Russia that explicitly charged, for the first time ever, another government of committing "a crime against humanity";
  • WHEREAS, despite the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide, the failure of the domestic and international authorities to punish those responsible for the Armenian Genocide is a reason why similar genocides have recurred and may recur in the future, and that a just resolution will help prevent future genocides:
  • NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Senate calls on the President, in the President's annual message commemorating the Armenian Genocide, to accurately characterize the systematic annihilation of 1,500,000 Armenians as genocide and to recall the proud history of US intervention in opposition to the Armenian Genocide.
Sen. DURBIN: The definition of "genocide" is "the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group." Scholars agree that what the Armenian people suffered in 1915 to 1917 fits the definition of genocide. To date, 19 countries and 37 US states recognize the Armenian Genocide. Genocide is wrong. It is evil. It is evil whether its victims are Armenians, Sudanese, Rwandan Tutsis, Cambodians or European Jews. Not to acknowledge genocide for what it is denigrates the memory of its victims. Recognition of genocide is part of the healing process. Official recognition will reaffirm our tradition of protecting the vulnerable and inspire us to not stand by and watch as genocide occurs in our time.


  • Topic: Foreign Policy
  • Headline: Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s

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  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 2007-SR106

Neil Abercrombie s1oHawaii Democrat (Resigned 2010) 
Gary Ackerman s1oNew York Dem./Ind./Lib. (Retiring 2012) 
Tom Allen s1oMaine Democrat (Retiring 2008) 
Rob Andrews s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Michael Arcuri s1oNew York Democrat (until 2010) 
Joe Baca s1oCalifornia Democratic Challenger 
Brian Baird s1oWashington Democrat (until 2010) 
Tammy Baldwin s1oWI Democratic Challenger 
John Barrow s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Melissa Bean s1oIllinois Democrat (Unseated 2010) 
Xavier Becerra s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Shelley Berkley s1oNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Howard Berman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Timothy Bishop s1oNew York Democrat 
Earl Blumenauer s1oOregon Democrat 
Barbara Boxer s1oCA Democratic Jr Senator 
Robert Brady s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Bruce Braley s1oIA Democratic Challenger 
Sherrod Brown s1oOH Democratic Sr Senator 
G.K. Butterfield s1oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Maria Cantwell s1oWA Democratic Jr Senator 
Lois Capps s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Michael Capuano s1oMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009) 
Benjamin Cardin s1oMaryland Democrat 
Dennis Cardoza s1oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Julia Carson s1oIndiana Former Dem. (Deceased 2008) 
Yvette Clarke s1oNew York Democrat 
William Lacy Clay s1oMissouri Democrat 
Emmanuel Cleaver s1oMissouri Democrat 
Hillary Clinton s1oNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State 
John Conyers s1oMichigan Democrat 
Jim Costa s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Jerry Costello s1oIllinois Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Joe Courtney s1oConnecticut Democrat 
Joseph Crowley s1oNew York Democrat 
Artur Davis s1oAlabama Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Danny Davis s1oIllinois Democrat 
Susan Davis s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Peter Defazio s1oOregon Democrat 
Diana DeGette s1oColorado Democrat 
Bill Delahunt s1oMassachusetts Democrat (until 2010) 
Rosa DeLauro s1oConnecticut Democrat 
John Dingell s1oMichigan Democrat 
Chris Dodd s1oCT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Lloyd Doggett s1oTexas Democrat 
Mike Doyle s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Richard Durbin s1pIL Democratic Sr Senator 
Keith Ellison s1oMinnesota Democrat 
Eliot Engel s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Anna Eshoo s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Sam Farr s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Chaka Fattah s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Russell Feingold s1oPOTUS Democrat 
Dianne Feinstein s1oCA Democratic Sr Senator 
Bob Filner s1oCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011) 
Barney Frank s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Kirsten Gillibrand s1oNew York Democrat 
Charles Gonzalez s1oTexas Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Al Green s1oTexas Democrat 
Gene Green s1oTexas Democrat 
Raul Grijalva s1oArizona Democrat 
Luis Gutierrez s1oIllinois Democrat 
John Hall s1oNew York Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Phil Hare s1oIllinois Democrat (until 2010) 
Jane Harman s1oCalifornia Democrat (Resigned 2011) 
Stephanie Herseth s1oSouth Dakota Democratic (until 2010) 
Maurice Hinchey s1oNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Ruben Hinojosa s1oTexas Democrat 
Mazie Hirono s1oHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Paul Hodes s1oNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010) 
Rush Holt s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Mike Honda s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Steve Israel s1oNew York Democrat 
Jesse Louis Jackson s1oIllinois Democrat (Resgined 2013) 
Sheila Jackson Lee s1oTexas Democrat 
Tim Johnson s1oSD Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Stephanie Tubbs Jones s1oOhio Former Dem. (Deceased, 2008) 
Steve Kagen s1oWI Former Democratic challenger (2012) 
Patrick Kennedy s1oRhode Island Democrat (until 2010) 
Ted Kennedy s1oMA Democratic Senator (until 2009) 
John Kerry s1oMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Dale Kildee s1oMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Ron Kind s1oWI Former Democratic challenger (2012) 
Amy Klobuchar s1oMN Democrat/DFL Sr Senator 
Dennis Kucinich s1oOhio Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
James Langevin s1oRhode Island Democrat 
John Larson s1oConnecticut Democrat 
Frank Lautenberg s1oNJ Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Carl Levin s1oMI Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Sander Levin s1oMichigan Democrat 
John Lewis s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Dan Lipinski s1oIllinois Democrat 
Zoe Lofgren s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Nita Lowey s1oNew York Democrat 
Steve Lynch s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Senate run 2013) 
Carolyn Maloney s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Ed Markey s1oMA Democratic Challenger 
Jim Marshall s1oGeorgia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Jim Matheson s1oUtah Democrat 
Doris Matsui s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Carolyn McCarthy s1oNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families 
Betty McCollum s1oMinnesota Democrat 
Jim McDermott s1oWashington Democrat 
Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Jerry McNerney s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Michael McNulty s1oNew York Dem./Cons. (Retiring 2008) 
Marty Meehan s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Retired 2007) 
Robert Menendez s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Michael Michaud s1oMaine Democratic Governor Challenger 
Barbara Mikulski s1oMD Democratic Sr Senator 
Juanita Millender-McDonald s1oCalifornia Democrat 
George Miller s1oCalifornia Democrat 
James Moran s1oVirginia Democrat 
Chris Murphy s1oConnecticut Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Patty Murray s1oWA Democratic Sr Senator 
Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Grace Napolitano s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Richard Neal s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
John Olver s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Frank Pallone s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Ed Pastor s1oArizona Democrat 
Donald Payne s1oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
Ed Perlmutter s1oColorado Democrat 
Collin Peterson s1oMinnesota Democrat/Farmer/Labor 
Charles Rangel s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Jack Reed s1oRI Democratic Sr Senator 
Harry Reid s1oNV Democratic Sr Senator 
Laura Richardson s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Ciro Rodriguez s1oTexas Democrat (until 2010) 
Steven Rothman s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Lucille Roybal-Allard s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Bobby Rush s1oIllinois Democrat 
Tim Ryan s1oOhio Democrat 
John Salazar s1oColorado Democrat (Unseated 2010) 
Ken Salazar s1oCO Former Democratic Senator (entered Cabinet, 2009) 
Linda Sanchez s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Loretta Sanchez s1oCalifornia Democrat 
John Sarbanes s1oMaryland Democrat 
Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois Democrat 
Adam Schiff s1pCalifornia Democrat 
Charles Schumer s1oNY Democratic Sr Senator 
Allyson Schwartz s1oPennsylvania Democratic Governor Challenger 
Bobby Scott s1oVirginia Democrat 
Jose Serrano s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Brad Sherman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Albio Sires s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Hilda Solis s1oCA Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger 
Zack Space s1oOhio Democrat (until 2010) 
Debbie Stabenow s1oMI Democratic Jr Senator 
Pete Stark s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Betty Sutton s1oOhio Democrat 
Ellen Tauscher s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009) 
Bennie Thompson s1oMississippi Democrat 
Mike Thompson s1oCalifornia Democrat 
John Tierney s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Ed Towns s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Niki Tsongas s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Mark Udall s1oCO Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Tom Udall s1oNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008) 
Chris Van Hollen s1oMaryland Democrat 
Nydia Velazquez s1oNew York Democrat/Working-Families 
Peter Visclosky s1oIndiana Democrat 
Tim Walz s1oMinnesota Democrat 
Maxine Waters s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Diane Watson s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Mel Watt s1oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Henry Waxman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Anthony Weiner s1oNew York Former Democrat(Resigned 2011) 
Sheldon Whitehouse s1oRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general 
Lynn Woolsey s1oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
David Wu s1oOregon Democrat (Resigned 2011) 
Albert Wynn s1oMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008) 
John Yarmuth s1oKentucky Democrat 



Republicans participating in 2007-SR106

Wayne Allard s1oCO Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
Michele Bachmann s1oMinnesota Republican 
Brian Bilbray s1oCalifornia Republican 
Gus Bilirakis s1oFlorida Republican 
Mary Bono s1oCalifornia Republican 
Sam Brownback s1oKS Republican Governor 
Ken Calvert s1oCalifornia Republican 
Dave Camp s1oMichigan Republican 
John Campbell s1oCalifornia Republican 
Eric Cantor s1oVirginia Republican 
Norm Coleman s1oMN Former Republican Senator; lost court battle, 2009 
Susan Collins s1oME Republican Sr Senator 
Charles Dent s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Mario Diaz-Balart s1oFlorida Republican 
John Doolittle s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
David Dreier s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
John Ensign s1oNV Republican Jr Senator 
Mike Ferguson s1oNew Jersey Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Rodney Frelinghuysen s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Scott Garrett s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Jim Gerlach s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Duncan Hunter s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Jack Kingston s1oGA Republican Challenger 
Mark Kirk s1oIL Republican Jr Senator 
Joe Knollenberg s1oMichigan Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Ray LaHood s1oIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Steven LaTourette s1oOhio Republican 
Frank LoBiondo s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Dan Lungren s1oCalifornia Republican 
Kenny Marchant s1oTexas Republican 
Kevin McCarthy s1oCalifornia Republican 
Michael McCaul s1oTexas Republican 
Thad McCotter s1oMichigan Republican 
John McHugh s1oNew York Republican/Conservative 
Buck McKeon s1oCalifornia Republican 
Cathy McMorris-Rodgers s1oWashington Republican 
Candice Miller s1oMichigan Republican 
Gary Miller s1oCalifornia Republican 
Marilyn Musgrave s1oColorado Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Devin Nunes s1oCalifornia Republican 
Joseph Pitts s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Jon Porter s1oNevada Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Dave Reichert s1oWashington Republican (Governor run 2012) 
Rick Renzi s1oArizona Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Mike Rogers s1oMichigan Republican 
Dana Rohrabacher s1oCalifornia Republican 
Peter Roskam s1oIllinois Republican 
Ed Royce s1oCalifornia Republican 
Paul Ryan s1oPOTUS Republican 
James Sensenbrenner s1oWisconsin Republican 
Christopher Shays s1oConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Christopher Smith s1oNew Jersey Republican 
Olympia Snowe s1oME Republican Sr Senator 
Mark Souder s1oIndiana Republican (until 2010) 
John Sununu s1oNew Hampshire Republican 
Tim Walberg s1oMichigan Republican 
Jim Walsh s1oNew York Rep./Ind. (Retiring 2008) 
Zach Wamp s1oTennessee Republican (until 2010) 
Jerry Weller s1oIllinois Republican (Retiring 2008) 
Joe Wilson s1oSouth Carolina Republican 
Frank Wolf s1oVirginia Republican 



Independents participating in 2007-SR106

Joe Biden s1oDE Vice President 
Donna Christensen s1oVirgin Islands - 
Lincoln Diaz-Balart s1oFlorida Former GOP (until 2010) 
Elizabeth Dole s1oNC Former Cabinet Member (Labor Sec'y) and Senator 
Darrell Issa s1oCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003) 
Joseph Lieberman s1oCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 
Kendrick Meek s1oFL 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. 
Charles Melancon s1oLA 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. 
George Radanovich s1oCalifornia Former GOP (until 2010) 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 175
Republicans: 61
Independents: 9


















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