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2009-S908 on Apr 30, 2009


Source: S.908&HR.2194
    Expresses the sense of Congress that:
  1. diplomatic efforts to address Iran's illicit nuclear efforts, unconventional and ballistic missile development programs, and support for international terrorism are more likely to be effective if the President is empowered with explicit authority to impose additional sanctions on the government of Iran;
  2. US concerns regarding Iran are strictly the result of that government's actions; and
  3. the people of the United States have feelings of friendship for the people of Iran and regret that developments in recent decades have created impediments to that friendship.
    States that it should be US policy to:
  1. support international diplomatic efforts to end Iran's uranium enrichment program and its nuclear weapons program;
  2. encourage foreign governments to direct state-owned and private entities to cease all investment in, and support of, Iran's energy sector and all exports of refined petroleum products to Iran;
  3. impose sanctions on the Central Bank of Iran and any other Iranian financial institution engaged in proliferation activities or support of terrorist groups; and
  4. work with allies to protect the international financial system from deceptive and illicit practices by Iranian financial institutions involved in proliferation activities or support of terrorist groups.
  • Amends the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 to direct the President to impose sanctions if a person has made an investment of $20 million or more (or any combination of investments of at least $5 million which in the aggregate equals or exceeds $20 million in any 12-month period) that directly and significantly contributed to Iran's ability to develop its petroleum resources. (Under current law the sanction thresholds are $40 million, $10 million, and $40 million, respectively.)
  • Establishes additional sanctions prohibiting specified foreign exchange, banking, and property transactions.
  • Includes refined petroleum resources.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 17. Question 17: US out of Iraq & Afghanistan Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: War & Peace
  • Headline: Sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program (Score: -1)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored bill for sanctions on Iran to end nuclear program (Score: -2)

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 2009-S908

Gary Ackerman s1sNew York Dem./Ind./Lib./Working-Fam.
John Adler s1sNew Jersey Democrat (until 2010)
Jason Altmire s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Rob Andrews s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Michael Arcuri s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Joe Baca s1sCalifornia Democrat
John Barrow s1sGeorgia Democrat
Evan Bayh s2pIN Former Democratic Senator
Melissa Bean s1sIllinois Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Mark Begich s1sAK Democratic Jr Senator
Michael Bennet s1sCO Democratic Jr Senator
Shelley Berkley s1sNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Howard Berman s2pCalifornia Democrat
Sanford Bishop s1sGeorgia Democrat
Timothy Bishop s1sNew York Democrat
John Boccieri s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
Dan Boren s1sOklahoma Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Leonard Boswell s1sIowa Democrat
Barbara Boxer s1sCA Democratic Jr Senator
Allen Boyd s1sFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
Robert Brady s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Bobby Bright s1sAlabama Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Corrine Brown s1sFlorida Democrat
Sherrod Brown s1sOH Democratic Sr Senator
Roland Burris s1sIL Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010)
Maria Cantwell s1sWA Democratic Jr Senator
Benjamin Cardin s1sMaryland Democrat
Dennis Cardoza s1sCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Russ Carnahan s1sMissouri Democrat
Chris Carney s1sPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
Tom Carper s1sDE Democratic Sr Senator
Bob Casey s1sPA Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer
Ben Chandler s1sKentucky Democrat
Emmanuel Cleaver s1sMissouri Democrat
Steve Cohen s1sTennessee Democrat
Gerry Connolly s1sVirginia Democrat
Kent Conrad s1sND Democrat Sr Senator (Retiring)
Jim Cooper s1sTennessee Democrat
Jim Costa s1sCalifornia Democrat
Joe Courtney s1sConnecticut Democrat
Joseph Crowley s1sNew York Democrat
Elijah Cummings s1sMaryland Democrat
Artur Davis s1sAlabama Former Democrat (until 2010)
Lincoln Davis s1sTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
Peter Defazio s1sOregon Democrat
Diana DeGette s1sColorado Democrat
Rosa DeLauro s1sConnecticut Democrat
Joe Donnelly s1sIN Democratic Challenger
Byron Dorgan s1sND Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2010)
Steven Driehaus s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
Richard Durbin s1sIL Democratic Sr Senator
Eliot Engel s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal
Anna Eshoo s1sCalifornia Democrat
Sam Farr s1sCalifornia Democrat
Chaka Fattah s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Russell Feingold s1sPOTUS Democrat
Bob Filner s1sCalifornia Democrat (Mayoral run 2011)
Bill Foster s1sIllinois Democrat (until 2010)
Marcia Fudge s1sOhio Democrat
Gabby Giffords s1sArizona Democrat
Kirsten Gillibrand s1sNew York Democrat
Bart Gordon s1sTennessee Democrat (until 2010)
Alan Grayson s1sFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
Al Green s1sTexas Democrat
Gene Green s1sTexas Democrat
Kay Hagan s1sNC Democratic Jr Senator
John Hall s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Debbie Halvorson s1sIllinois Democrat (until 2010)
Phil Hare s1sIllinois Democrat (until 2010)
Jane Harman s1sCalifornia Democrat (Resigned 2011)
Alcee Hastings s1sFlorida Democrat
Martin Heinrich s1sNew Mexico Democrat (Senate run 2012)
Brian Higgins s1sNew York Democrat
Baron Hill s1sIndiana Democrat (until 2010)
Jim Himes s1sConnecticut Democrat
Paul Hodes s1sNew Hampshire Democrat (until 2010)
Tim Holden s1sPennsylvania Democrat
Mike Honda s1sCalifornia Democrat
Steny Hoyer s1sMaryland Democrat
Daniel Inouye s1sHI Democratic Sr Senator
Steve Israel s1sNew York Democrat
Jesse Louis Jackson s1sIllinois Democrat
Hank Johnson s1sGeorgia Democrat
Tim Johnson s1sSD Democratic Sr Senator
Steve Kagen s1sWI Democratic Challenger
Patrick Kennedy s1sRhode Island Democrat (until 2010)
Dale Kildee s1sMichigan Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Mary Jo Kilroy s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
Ann Kirkpatrick s1sArizona Former Democrat (until 2010)
Ron Klein s1sFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
Amy Klobuchar s1sMN Democrat/DFL Sr Senator
Herbert Kohl s1sWI Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring)
Suzanne Kosmas s1sFlorida Former Democrat (until 2010)
Frank Kratovil s1sMaryland Democrat (until 2010)
Mary Landrieu s1sLA Democratic Sr Senator
James Langevin s1sRhode Island Democrat
Rick Larsen s1sWashington Democrat
John Larson s1sConnecticut Democrat
Frank Lautenberg s1sNJ Democratic Sr Senator
Carl Levin s1sMI Democratic Sr Senator
Sander Levin s1sMichigan Democrat
Blanche Lambert Lincoln s1sAR Former Democratic Senator
Dan Lipinski s1sIllinois Democrat
Nita Lowey s1sNew York Democrat
Dan Maffei s1sNew York Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Carolyn Maloney s1sNew York Democrat/Liberal
Betsy Markey s1sColorado Former Democrat (until 2010)
Ed Markey s1sMassachusetts Democrat
Jim Marshall s1sGeorgia Former Democrat (until 2010)
Eric Massa s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Doris Matsui s1sCalifornia Democrat
Carolyn McCarthy s1sNew York Dem./Ind./Working-Families
Mike McMahon s1sNew York Democrat (until 2010)
Jerry McNerney s1sCalifornia Democrat
Robert Menendez s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Michael Michaud s1sMaine Democrat
Barbara Mikulski s1sMD Democratic Sr Senator
Brad Miller s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Walt Minnick s1sIdaho Former Democrat (until 2010)
Harry Mitchell s1sArizona Former Democrat (until 2010)
Dennis Moore s1sKansas Democrat (until 2010)
Patrick Murphy s1sPennsylvania Democrat (until 2010)
Patty Murray s1sWA Democratic Sr Senator
Jerrold Nadler s1sNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families
Grace Napolitano s1sCalifornia Democrat
Ben Nelson s1sNE Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring)
Bill Nelson s1sFL Democratic Sr Senator
Frank Pallone s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Bill Pascrell s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Ed Perlmutter s1sColorado Democrat
Gary Peters s1sMichigan Democrat
Jared Polis s1sColorado Democrat
Mark Pryor s1sAR Democratic Sr Senator
Mike Quigley s1sIllinois Democrat
Ciro Rodriguez s1sTexas Democrat (until 2010)
Mike Ross s1sArkansas Democrat (Retiring 2012)
Steven Rothman s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Bobby Rush s1sIllinois Democrat
Tim Ryan s1sOhio Democrat
John Salazar s1sColorado Democrat (Unseated 2010)
Linda Sanchez s1sCalifornia Democrat
Loretta Sanchez s1sCalifornia Democrat
John Sarbanes s1sMaryland Democrat
Jan Schakowsky s1sIllinois Democrat
Mark Schauer s1sMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
Adam Schiff s1sCalifornia Democrat
Charles Schumer s1sNY Democratic Sr Senator
Allyson Schwartz s1sPennsylvania Democrat
David Scott s1sGeorgia Democrat
Jeanne Shaheen s1sNH Democratic Sr Senator
Brad Sherman s1sCalifornia Democrat
Heath Shuler s1sNorth Carolina Democrat (retiring 2012)
Albio Sires s1sNew Jersey Democrat
Ike Skelton s1sMissouri Democrat (until 2010)
Louise Slaughter s1sNew York Democrat
David Adam Smith s1sWashington Democrat
Zack Space s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
Debbie Stabenow s1sMI Democratic Jr Senator
Bart Stupak s1sMichigan Democrat (until 2010)
Betty Sutton s1sOhio Democrat
Dina Titus s1sNevada Democrat (until 2010)
Mark Udall s1sCO Democratic Sr Senator; previously Representative
Tom Udall s1sNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008)
Chris Van Hollen s1sMaryland Democrat
Peter Visclosky s1sIndiana Democrat
Mark Warner s1sVA Democratic Jr Senator; previously Governor
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1sFlorida Democrat
Henry Waxman s1sCalifornia Democrat
Anthony Weiner s1sNew York Democrat (Resigned 2011)
Peter Welch s1sVermont Democrat
Robert Wexler s1sFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010)
Sheldon Whitehouse s1sRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general
Charlie Wilson s1sOhio Democrat (until 2010)
David Wu s1sOregon Democrat (Resigned 2011)
Ron Wyden s1sOR Democratic Sr Senator
John Yarmuth s1sKentucky Democrat



Republicans participating in 2009-S908

Robert Aderholt s1sAlabama Republican
Rodney Alexander s1sLouisiana Republican
Steve Austria s1sOhio Republican (Retiring 2012)
Michele Bachmann s1sMinnesota Republican
Spencer Bachus s1sAlabama Republican
John Barrasso s1sWY Republican Jr Senator
Gresham Barrett s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Roscoe Bartlett s1sMaryland Republican
Robert Bennett s1sUT Former Republican Senator
Judy Biggert s1sIllinois Republican
Brian Bilbray s1sCalifornia Republican
Gus Bilirakis s1sFlorida Republican
Rob Bishop s1sUtah Republican
Marsha Blackburn s1sTennessee Republican
Roy Blunt s1sMissouri Republican (until 2010)
Kit Bond s1sMO Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010)
Jo Bonner s1sAlabama Republican
Mary Bono s1sCalifornia Republican
John Boozman s1sAR Republican Jr Senator
Kevin Brady s1sTexas Republican
Paul Broun s1sGeorgia Republican
Henry Brown s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
Sam Brownback s1sKS Republican Governor
Vern Buchanan s1sFlorida Republican
Jim Bunning s1sKY Republican Jr Senator (retiring 2010)
Richard Burr s1sNC Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative
Dan Burton s1sIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012)
Steve Buyer s1sIndiana Republican (until 2010)
Ken Calvert s1sCalifornia Republican
John Campbell s1sCalifornia Republican
Eric Cantor s1sVirginia Republican
Joseph Cao s1sLouisiana Republican (until 2010)
Shelley Moore Capito s1sWest Virginia Republican
John Carter s1sTexas Republican
Bill Cassidy s1sLouisiana Republican
Jason Chaffetz s1sUT Former Republican Challenger (2011)
Saxby Chambliss s1sGA Republican Sr Senator
John Howard Coble s1sNorth Carolina Republican
Tom Coburn s1sOK Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Mike Coffman s1sColorado Republican
Tom Cole s1sOklahoma Republican
Susan Collins s1sME Republican Jr Senator
Mike Conaway s1sTexas Republican
John Cornyn s1sTX Republican Jr Senator
Michael Crapo s1sID Republican Sr Senator
Ander Crenshaw s1sFlorida Republican
John Culberson s1sTexas Republican
Nathan Deal s1sGA Republican Governor
Jim DeMint s1sSC Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Charles Dent s1sPennsylvania Republican
Mario Diaz-Balart s1sFlorida Republican
Jo Ann Emerson s1sMissouri Republican
John Ensign s1sNV Republican Jr Senator
Mary Fallin s1sOK Republican Governor
John Fleming s1sLouisiana Republican
Randy Forbes s1sVirginia Republican
Jeff Fortenberry s1sNebraska Republican
Virginia Foxx s1sNorth Carolina Republican
Trent Franks s1sArizona Republican
Rodney Frelinghuysen s1sNew Jersey Republican
Elton Gallegly s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012)
Scott Garrett s1sNew Jersey Republican
Jim Gerlach s1sPennsylvania Republican
Phil Gingrey s1sGeorgia Republican
Louie Gohmert s1sTexas Republican
Lindsey Graham s1sSC Republican Sr Senator
Kay Granger s1sTexas Republican
Chuck Grassley s1sIA Republican Sr Senator
Samuel Graves s1sMissouri Republican
Brett Guthrie s1sKentucky Republican
Doc Hastings s1sWashington Republican
Orrin Hatch s1sUT Republican Sr Senator
Jeb Hensarling s1sTexas Republican
Wally Herger s1sCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012)
Peter Hoekstra s1sMI Republican Challenger
Duncan Hunter Jr. s1sCalifornia Republican
Kay Bailey Hutchison s1sTX Republican Sr Senator (Retiring)
Bob Inglis s1sSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010)
James Inhofe s1sOK Republican Sr Senator
Johnny Isakson s1sGA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Lynn Jenkins s1sKansas Republican
Mike Johanns s1sNE Former Republican Governor (2005-2007); elected Senator 2008
Sam Johnson s1sTexas Republican
Timothy Johnson s1sIllinois Republican
Jim Jordan s1sOhio Republican
Peter King s1sNew York Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life
Steve King s1sIowa Republican
Jack Kingston s1sGeorgia Republican
Mark Kirk s1sIL Republican Jr Senator
John Kline s1sMinnesota Republican
Jon Kyl s1sAZ Republican Jr Senator (Retiring)
Doug Lamborn s1sColorado Republican
Leonard Lance s1sNew Jersey Republican
Tom Latham s1sIowa Republican
Steven LaTourette s1sOhio Republican
Bob Latta s1sOhio Republican
Chris Lee s1sNew York Republican (Resigned 2011)
Frank LoBiondo s1sNew Jersey Republican
Frank Dean Lucas s1sOklahoma Republican
Blaine Luetkemeyer s1sMissouri Republican
Dan Lungren s1sCalifornia Republican
Connie Mack s1sFL Former Republican Senator (until 2000)
Donald Manzullo s1sIllinois Republican
Kenny Marchant s1sTexas Republican
John McCain s1sAZ Republican Sr Senator
Kevin McCarthy s1sCalifornia Republican
Michael McCaul s1sTexas Republican
Tom McClintock s1sCA03 Former Republican Challenger (2003)
Mitch McConnell s1sKY Republican Sr Senator
Thad McCotter s1sMichigan Republican
Patrick McHenry s1sNorth Carolina Republican
John McHugh s1sNew York Republican/Conservative
Buck McKeon s1sCalifornia Republican
John Mica s1sFlorida Republican
Candice Miller s1sMichigan Republican
Gary Miller s1sCalifornia Republican
Jeff Miller s1sFlorida Republican
Jerry Moran s1sKansas Republican (until 2010)
Lisa Murkowski s1sAK Republican Sr Senator
Tim Murphy s1sPennsylvania Republican
Sue Myrick s1sNorth Carolina Republican
Randy Neugebauer s1sTexas Republican
Devin Nunes s1sCalifornia Republican
Pete Olson s1sTexas Republican
Erik Paulsen s1sMinnesota Republican
Mike Pence s1sIndiana Republican (Gov. run 2012)
Joseph Pitts s1sPennsylvania Republican
Todd Platts s1sPennsylvania Republican (Retiring 2012)
Ted Poe s1sTexas Republican
Bill Posey s1sFlorida Republican
Tom Price s1sGeorgia Republican
Dennis Rehberg s1sMontana Republican (Senate run 2012)
Dave Reichert s1sWashington Republican (Governor run 2012)
Jim Risch s1sID Former Republican Governor (2006-2007); U.S. Senator
Pat Roberts s1sKS Republican Sr Senator
Phil Roe s1sTennessee Republican
Hal Rogers s1sKentucky Republican
Michael Rogers s1sAlabama Republican
Mike Rogers s1sMichigan Republican
Dana Rohrabacher s1sCalifornia Republican
Tom Rooney s1sFlorida Republican
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s1sFlorida Republican
Peter Roskam s1sIllinois Republican
Ed Royce s1sCalifornia Republican
Paul Ryan s1sWisconsin Republican
Steve Scalise s1sLA Republican challenger
Jean Schmidt s1sOhio Republican
Aaron Schock s1sIllinois Republican
James Sensenbrenner s1sWisconsin Republican
Jeff Sessions s1sAL Republican Sr Senator
Pete Sessions s1sTexas Republican
John Shadegg s1sArizona Republican
John Shimkus s1sIllinois Republican
Bill Shuster s1sPennsylvania Republican
Mike Simpson s1sIdaho Republican
Adrian Smith s1sNebraska Republican
Christopher Smith s1sNew Jersey Republican
Lamar Smith s1sTexas Republican
Olympia Snowe s1sME Republican Sr Senator
Mark Souder s1sIndiana Republican (until 2010)
Cliff Stearns s1sFlorida Republican
John Sullivan s1sOklahoma Republican
Lee Terry s1sNebraska Republican
Glenn Thompson s1sPennsylvania Republican
John Thune s1sSD Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Todd Tiahrt s1sKansas Republican (until 2010)
Pat Tiberi s1sOhio Republican
Mike Turner s1sOhio Republican
Fred Upton s1sMichigan Republican
David Vitter s1sLA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
George Voinovich s1sOH Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010)
Greg Walden s1sOregon Republican
Zach Wamp s1sTennessee Republican (until 2010)
Lynn Westmoreland s1sGeorgia Republican
Roger Wicker s1sMississippi Republican (Senate 2008)
Joe Wilson s1sSouth Carolina Republican
Robert Wittman s1sVirginia Republican
Frank Wolf s1sVirginia Republican
Bill Young s1sFlorida Republican
Don Young s1sAlaska Republican



Independents participating in 2009-S908

Ginny Brown-Waite s1sFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
Lincoln Diaz-Balart s1sFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)
Parker Griffith s1sAlabama Former GOP (until 2010)
Darrell Issa s1sCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003)
Joseph Lieberman s1sCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring)
John Linder s1sGeorgia Former GOP (until 2010)
Mel Martinez s1sFL Former GOP Senator (resigned 2009); previously HUD Secy.
Kendrick Meek s1sFL 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep.
Adam Putnam s1sFlorida Former GOP (until 2010)



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 176
Republicans: 180
Independents: 9


















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