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2008-SR533 on Apr 24, 2008

Bill Sponsorship: sanctioning Mugabe until Zimbabwe transitions to democracy
Source: S.RES.533&H.RES.1230
A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the political situation in Zimbabwe. Expresses the sense of the Senate:
  1. supporting the people of Zimbabwe;
  2. that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission should immediately release the legitimate results of the presidential election and ratify the previously announced results of the parliamentary elections;
  3. that President Robert Mugabe should accept the will of the people of Zimbabwe in order to effect a timely and peaceful transition to democratic rule;
  4. that the U.S. government and the international community should impose targeted sanctions against individuals in the government of Zimbabwe and state security services and militias who are responsible for human rights abuses and election interference;
  5. that the U.S. government and the international community should work together to prepare an economic and political recovery package for Zimbabwe;
  6. that regional organizations should play an active role in resolving the crisis; and
  7. that the U.N. Security Council should support efforts to bring about a peaceful resolution of the crisis and impose an international arms embargo on Zimbabwe until a legitimate democratic government has taken power.


  • Topic: Foreign Policy
  • Headline: Sanction Mugabe until Zimbabwe transitions to democracy

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  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 2008-SR533

Shelley Berkley s1oNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Howard Berman s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Sanford Bishop s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Corrine Brown s1oFlorida Democrat 
G.K. Butterfield s1oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Benjamin Cardin s1oMaryland Democrat 
Andre Carson s1oIndiana Democrat 
Yvette Clarke s1oNew York Democrat 
Emmanuel Cleaver s1oMissouri Democrat 
Hillary Clinton s1oNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State 
James Clyburn s1oSouth Carolina Democrat 
John Conyers s1oMichigan Democrat 
Elijah Cummings s1oMaryland Democrat 
Artur Davis s1oAlabama Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Danny Davis s1oIllinois Democrat 
Chris Dodd s1oCT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Richard Durbin s1oIL Democratic Sr Senator 
Keith Ellison s1oMinnesota Democrat 
Eliot Engel s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Chaka Fattah s1oPennsylvania Democrat 
Russell Feingold s1oPOTUS Democrat 
Al Green s1oTexas Democrat 
Alcee Hastings s1oFlorida Democrat 
Jesse Louis Jackson s1oIllinois Democrat (Resgined 2013) 
Sheila Jackson Lee s1oTexas Democrat 
William Jefferson s1oLouisiana Democrat 
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1oTexas Democrat 
Hank Johnson s1oGeorgia Democrat 
John Kerry s1pMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Carolyn Kilpatrick s1oMichigan Democrat (until 2010) 
Patrick Leahy s1oVT Democratic Sr Senator 
Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia Democrat 
John Lewis s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Zoe Lofgren s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Gregory Meeks s1oNew York Dem./Working-Families 
Gwen Moore s1oWisconsin Democrat 
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia Democrat 
Barack Obama s1oIL Former Democratic Senator (until 2008) 
Donald Payne s1pNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
Charles Rangel s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-Families 
Laura Richardson s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Bobby Rush s1oIllinois Democrat 
Linda Sanchez s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Adam Schiff s1oCalifornia Democrat 
David Scott s1oGeorgia Democrat 
Bennie Thompson s1oMississippi Democrat 
Ed Towns s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal (Retiring) 
Niki Tsongas s1oMassachusetts Democrat 
Maxine Waters s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Diane Watson s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Mel Watt s1oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Lynn Woolsey s1oCalifornia Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Albert Wynn s1oMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008) 



Republicans participating in 2008-SR533

Norm Coleman s1oMN Former Republican Senator; lost court battle, 2009 
Bob Inglis s1oSouth Carolina Republican (until 2010) 
Johnny Isakson s1oGA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 



Independents participating in 2008-SR533

Joe Biden s1oDE Vice President 
Donna Christensen s1oVirgin Islands - 
Joseph Lieberman s1oCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 
Kendrick Meek s1oFL 2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; currently US Rep. 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 53
Republicans: 3
Independents: 4


















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