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Vote number 2008-S211 cooperating with India as a nuclear power
on Oct 1, 2008 regarding bill HR.7081 US-India Nuclear Agreement
Results: Passed 86-13

Congressional Summary:US-India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Nonproliferation Enhancement Act:
  • Approves the US-India Agreement for Cooperation on Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy.
  • Declares that it is US policy to prevent the transfer to India of nuclear equipment, materials, or technology from other participating governments in the Nuclear Suppliers Group or from any other source; and
  • any nuclear power reactor fuel reserve provided to India for use in safeguarded civilian nuclear facilities should be commensurate with reasonable reactor operating requirements.

Proponent's argument to vote Yes:Rep. HOWARD BERMAN (D, CA-28): Integrating India into a global nonproliferation regime is a positive step. Before anyone gets too sanctimonious about India's nuclear weapons program, we should acknowledge that the five recognized nuclear weapons states have not done nearly enough to fulfill their commitments under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, including making serious reductions in their own arsenals, nor in the case of the US in ratifying the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.

Opponent's argument to vote No:Rep. BARBARA LEE (D, CA-9): In withholding my approval, I seek not to penalize the people of India but, rather, to affirm the principle of nuclear nonproliferation. Jettisoning adherence to the international nuclear nonproliferation framework that has served the world so well for more than 30 years, as approval of the agreement before us would do, is just simply unwise. It is also reckless.

Approval of this agreement undermines our efforts to dissuade countries like Iran and North Korea from developing nuclear weapons. By approving this agreement, all we are doing is creating incentives for other countries to withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.

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Democrats voting on 2008-S211

Max Baucus YESMT Democratic Sr Senator
Barbara Boxer NOCA Democratic Jr Senator
Sherrod Brown NOOH Democratic Sr Senator
Robert Byrd NOWV Former Democratic Senator
Maria Cantwell YESWA Democratic Jr Senator
Benjamin Cardin YESMD Democratic Jr Senator, previously Representative
Tom Carper YESDE Democratic Sr Senator
Bob Casey YESPA Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer
Hillary Clinton YESNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State
Richard Durbin YESIL Democratic Sr Senator
Russell Feingold NOWI Former Democratic Senator
Dianne Feinstein YESCA Democratic Sr Senator
Tom Harkin NOIA Democratic Jr Senator
Daniel Inouye YESHI Democratic Sr Senator
Tim Johnson YESSD Democratic Sr Senator
John Kerry YESMA Democratic Sr Senator
Amy Klobuchar YESMN Democrat/DFL Sr Senator
Mary Landrieu YESLA Democratic Sr Senator
Frank Lautenberg YESNJ Democratic Sr Senator
Patrick Leahy NOVT Democratic Sr Senator
Carl Levin YESMI Democratic Sr Senator
Blanche Lambert Lincoln YESAR Former Democratic Senator
Claire McCaskill YESMO Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor
Robert Menendez YESNJ Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative
Barbara Mikulski YESMD Democratic Sr Senator
Patty Murray YESWA Democratic Sr Senator
Ben Nelson YESNE Democratic Sr Senator
Bill Nelson YESFL Democratic Sr Senator
Barack Obama YESIL Former Democratic Senator (until 2008)
Mark Pryor YESAR Democratic Sr Senator
Jack Reed NORI Democratic Sr Senator
Harry Reid YESNV Democratic Sr Senator
John Rockefeller YESWV Democratic Sr Senator
Ken Salazar YESCO Former Democratic Senator (entered Cabinet, 2009)
Charles Schumer YESNY Democratic Sr Senator
Arlen Specter YESPA Former Democratic incumbent (elected as Republican)
Debbie Stabenow YESMI Democratic Jr Senator
Jon Tester YESMT Democratic Jr Senator
Sheldon Whitehouse NORI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general
Ron Wyden YESOR Democratic Sr Senator


Republicans voting on 2008-S211

Lamar Alexander YESTN Republican Sr Senator
John Barrasso YESWY Republican Jr Senator
Robert Bennett YESUT Former Republican Senator
Richard Burr YESNC Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative
Saxby Chambliss YESGA Republican Sr Senator
Tom Coburn YESOK Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Thad Cochran YESMS Republican Sr Senator
Susan Collins YESME Republican Jr Senator
Bob Corker YESTN Republican Jr Senator
John Cornyn YESTX Republican Jr Senator
Michael Crapo YESID Republican Sr Senator
Jim DeMint YESSC Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
John Ensign YESNV Republican Jr Senator
Michael Enzi YESWY Republican Sr Senator
Lindsey Graham YESSC Republican Sr Senator
Chuck Grassley YESIA Republican Sr Senator
Orrin Hatch YESUT Republican Sr Senator
James Inhofe YESOK Republican Sr Senator
Johnny Isakson YESGA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Richard Lugar YESIN Republican Sr Senator
John McCain YESAZ Republican Sr Senator
Mitch McConnell YESKY Republican Sr Senator
Lisa Murkowski YESAK Republican Sr Senator
Pat Roberts YESKS Republican Sr Senator
Jeff Sessions YESAL Republican Sr Senator
Richard Shelby YESAL Republican Jr Senator
Olympia Snowe YESME Republican Sr Senator
John Thune YESSD Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
David Vitter YESLA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative
Roger Wicker YESMS Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative


Independents voting on 2008-S211

Mel Martinez YESFL Former GOP Senator (resigned 2009); previously HUD Secy.
Bernie Sanders NOVT Independent Jr Senator, previously Representative



Total votes recorded by OnTheIssues:

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Democrats: YES 32; NO 8
Republicans: YES 30; NO 0
Independents: YES 1; NO 1