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2008-SR439 on Jan 31, 2008

Bill Sponsorship: including Ukraine & Georgia in NATO
Source: S.RES.439 & H.RES.997
Congressional Summary: A resolution expressing strong support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to enter into a Membership Action Plan with Georgia and Ukraine:
  1. reaffirming support for enlargement of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to include democratic governments that are able to meet the membership responsibilities;
  2. that NATO's expansion contributes to its relevance;
  3. that Georgia and Ukraine are strong allies that have made important progress in the areas of defense and democratic and human rights reform;
  4. that a stronger relationship among Georgia, Ukraine, and NATO will benefit those countries and NATO member states; and
  5. that the United States should take the lead in supporting the awarding of a Membership Action Plan to Georgia and Ukraine.

Legislative Outome: Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

  • Topic: Foreign Policy
  • Headline: Let Ukraine & Georgia enter NATO

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  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
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Democrats participating in 2008-SR439

Jason Altmire s1oPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
Rob Andrews s1oNew Jersey Democrat (resigned 2014) 
Shelley Berkley s1oNevada Democrat (Senate run 2012) 
Lois Capps s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Hillary Clinton s1oNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State 
Jim Cooper s1oTennessee Democrat 
Jim Costa s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Joseph Crowley s1oNew York Democrat 
Danny Davis s1oIllinois Democrat 
Eliot Engel s1oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Sam Farr s1oCalifornia Democrat 
Alcee Hastings s1oFlorida Democrat 
Maurice Hinchey s1oNew York Dem/Working-Fam.(Retired 2012) 
Ruben Hinojosa s1oTexas Democrat 
Rush Holt s1oNew Jersey Democrat (retiring 2014) 
Sheila Jackson Lee s1oTexas Democrat 
Marcy Kaptur s1oOhio Democrat 
Sander Levin s1oMichigan Democrat 
Michael McNulty s1oNew York Dem./Cons. (Retiring 2008) 
Barack Obama s1oIL Former Democratic Senator (until 2008) 
David Eugene Price s1oNorth Carolina Democrat 
Steven Rothman s1oNew Jersey Democrat 
Tim Ryan s1oOhio Democrat 
Allyson Schwartz s1oPA Democratic Challenger 
Ellen Tauscher s1oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2009) 
Robert Wexler s1pFlorida Democrat (resigned Jan. 2010) 

Republicans participating in 2008-SR439

Gus Bilirakis s1oFlorida Republican 
Steve Chabot s1oOhio Republican 
Saxby Chambliss s1oGA Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Jim DeMint s1oSC Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
David Dreier s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Phil English s1oPennsylvania Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Elton Gallegly s1oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Jim Gerlach s1oPennsylvania Republican (retiring 2014) 
Lindsey Graham s1oSC Republican Sr Senator 
Richard Lugar s1pIN Republican Sr Senator 
John McCain s1oAZ Republican Sr Senator 
Thad McCotter s1oMichigan Republican 
Christopher Shays s1oConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008) 
John Shimkus s1oIllinois Republican 
Bill Shuster s1oPennsylvania Republican 
Christopher Smith s1oNew Jersey Republican 
George Voinovich s1oOH Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 

Independents participating in 2008-SR439

Joe Biden s1oDE Vice President 
Lincoln Diaz-Balart s1oFlorida Former GOP (until 2010) 
Luis Fortuno s1oPuerto Rico At-Large (retired 2008) 
Darrell Issa s1oCA03 Former Initiator of Gubernatorial Recall (2003) 
Joseph Lieberman s1oCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 26
Republicans: 17
Independents: 5

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