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The 52-47 roll call by which the Senate voted to reject reauthorization of several provisions of the USA Patriot Act. Sixty votes were needed to overcome a filibuster of the bill.
The 52-47 roll call by which the Senate voted to reject reauthorization of several provisions of the USA Patriot Act. Sixty votes were needed to overcome a filibuster of the bill.

On this vote, a "yes" vote was a vote to end the filibuster and a "no" vote was a vote to continue a filibuster.

Voting "yes" were 2 Democrats and 50 Republicans.

Voting "no" were 41 Democrats, 5 Republicans and one independent.

Democrats Yes

Johnson, S.D.; Nelson, Neb.

Democrats No

Akaka, Hawaii; Baucus, Mont.; Bayh, Ind.; Biden, Del.; Bingaman, N.M.; Boxer, Calif.; Byrd, W.Va.; Cantwell, Wash.; Carper, Del.; Clinton, N.Y.; Conrad, N.D.; Corzine, N.J.; Dayton, Minn.; Dorgan, N.D.; Durbin, Ill.; Feingold, Wis.; Feinstein, Calif.; Harkin, Iowa; Inouye, Hawaii; Kennedy, Mass.; Kerry, Mass.; Kohl, Wis.; Landrieu, La.; Lautenberg, N.J.; Leahy, Vt.; Levin, Mich.; Lieberman, Conn.; Lincoln, Ark.; Mikulski, Md.; Murray, Wash.; Nelson, Fla.; Obama, Ill.; Pryor, Ark.; Reed, R.I.; Reid, Nev.; Rockefeller, W.Va.; Salazar, Colo.; Sarbanes, Md.; Schumer, N.Y.; Stabenow, Mich.; Wyden, Ore.

Democrats Not Voting

Dodd, Conn.

Republicans Yes

Alexander, Tenn.; Allard, Colo.; Allen, Va.; Bennett, Utah; Bond, Mo.; Brownback, Kan.; Bunning, Ky.; Burns, Mont.; Burr, N.C.; Chafee, R.I.; Chambliss, Ga.; Coburn, Okla.; Cochran, Miss.; Coleman, Minn.; Collins, Maine; Cornyn, Texas; Crapo, Idaho; DeMint, S.C.; DeWine, Ohio; Dole, N.C.; Domenici, N.M.; Ensign, Nev.; Enzi, Wyo.; Graham, S.C.; Grassley, Iowa; Gregg, N.H.; Hatch, Utah; Hutchison, Texas; Inhofe, Okla.; Isakson, Ga.; Kyl, Ariz.; Lott, Miss.; Lugar, Ind.; Martinez, Fla.; McCain, Ariz.; McConnell, Ky.; Roberts, Kan.; Santorum, Pa.; Sessions, Ala.; Shelby, Ala.; Smith, Ore.; Snowe, Maine; Specter, Pa.; Stevens, Alaska; Talent, Mo.; Thomas, Wyo.; Thune, S.D.; Vitter, La.; Voinovich, Ohio; Warner, Va.

Republicans No

Craig, Idaho; Frist, Tenn.; Hagel, Neb.; Murkowski, Alaska; Sununu, N.H.

Others No

Jeffords, Vt.
Evil Republicans 16.Dec.2005 12:57


Give it up for the 5 "evil conservative republicans" expressing concern for civil liberties and not going along with their crowd. If it werent for Feingold (Democrat) & Craig (Republican), this thing may have gone through unchecked.

also 16.Dec.2005 13:22


Also, according to this article the NY Times report that the NSA was eavesdropping on Americans without warrants shortly after the attacks on 11-9 had a significant effect on the vote today.

 link to www.cnn.com

In a broader sense, I feel that this minor defeat for Bush (which could end up as a major defeat if the bill is not passed) just shows how much support the White House has lost in Congress over the last few months.

About time we got some good news around here...

Patriot Act 16.Dec.2005 13:24


Do you really think that those provisions were rejected?

This is only a political ploy meant to fool the public.

The Democrats & Republicans are equally guilty of promoting
this so-called war on terror and the implemenatation of the
Patriot Act I & II.
They are also both complicit in organizing Homeland Security
Exercises, such as the recent announcement that the Miami
Police will be staging "responses to terrorist attacks".
"Your papers, citizen!" will soon be the new sound heard
throughout the Empire.
The reality is that the Miami Police are staging these
manuevers to keep the public under total surveillance as
domestic terrorists.....all being done at the direction of
the Homeland (In)Security Department....which has full
authority over all law enforcement agencies...federal, state,
and local.

This Patriot Act "rejection" is a lie, just like the lie
that George II "agreed" to stop his policy of torture.

ALL governments are corrupt....the system was set up to
be this way.....it was not made for the good of the
masses....only for the benefit of the so-called "elite."

They still have until the end of the year to re-instate it. 16.Dec.2005 14:29


Call your Senator and urge her/him not to pass any extension of the PATRIOT Act or any new version of it. Let the fascist law die.

One Nation in Denial 16.Dec.2005 16:57


Whay do you believe the party line? Or NPR? Or CNN? Or the White House?
This is why we are in such deep s_it: Americans are still in denial and think that bad things never happen to good people; just follow their rules and you'll be O.K. All you have to do is read this site everyday to see that bad things always happen to good people in an Imperialist Plutucracy. I hate having to be the one to speak up all of the time, but time is crucial - we torture, we spy, we kill innocent citizens, and we continue to do so because no one believes that we do it.

Suggestor Is Right! 16.Dec.2005 19:41


This is a victory, even if it is incomplete. We need to keep the pressure on. It is important to remember that there is a strong "old" Republican and Libertarian contingent in the Republican party. If they realize that things are too far gone, they will respond.

Begging your representatives 17.Dec.2005 00:53

Marik marik@aracnet.com

Yes, call the same people who build secret military bases, stockpiled with nuclear weapons and torture chambers. Beg them for mercy and change as they frolic with oil billionaires and defense contractors. The same who turn a blind eye to the natural and social disaster that is the gulf coast. Still you would have faith in this representative system which spits more of the same politicians in every city and state in the nation.

We are more then numbers in a poll.
We are more then a vote between two evils.

We are ... 17.Dec.2005 03:14



Unless 'we' are actually 'we'. If you don't talk to your neighbours and convince them to come onside, 'we' will be one and all alone. nothing.

The Weimar Republic was a practice run. Tighten the screws a bit more, downsize a few million more real jobs, supersize some more McJobs, somebody is gonna open his big mouth, "If we're all working at McMurder's, who's growing the beef?"

Maybe you won't throw stones when they haul away the blacks and the latins and the asians and the trouble-makers; but you will drown your conscience in the gurgling of your gut.

History Lesson on the Weimar Republic 17.Dec.2005 09:44


Mr. Period-Sign, what the fuck are you talking about. Do you know anything about the Weimar Republic? It was largely a passifist and democratic movement in the wake of a bankrupt nation following WWI. It was despised by Ludendorf and Pan-Germanic crowd, out of which the Thule Society, Eckert, and Hitler emerged. In fact, the Nazi Party and the Thule Society, which included may Illuminists in high ranking places, did everything in their power to overthrow the Weimar Republic. The infamous Lustmorde murders in Berlin, Munich, etc, were often an early form of Nazi terrorism. If you're going to ad comment, please do so knowledgably, and not from the superficial education we get in American public schools.