Wednesday, July 8, 2009

DeMint's border fence plan passes Senate

SC Sen Jim DeMint's legislation calling for reinforced fencing along 700 miles of the southwest border has passed the Senate, 54-44.

How 2012 prospects voted:

a. Bob Corker YES

b. Jim DeMint YES

c. John Ensign NO

d. Kay Bailey Hutchison YES

e. Jon Kyl YES

f. John Thune YES

Notes: Democrats supporting the fence were Max Baucus, Evan Bayh, Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Kent Conrad, Byron Dorgan, Mary Landrieu, Claire McCaskill, Jeff Merkley, Arlen Spector, Mark Pryor, Ben Nelson, Bill Nelson, Debbie Stabenow, Jon Tester, Jim Webb, Amy Klobuchar, Blanche Lincoln, Jay Rockefeller, Chuck Schumer, and Ron Wyden.

Republicans opposing the fence were Thad Cochran, Susan Collins, John Ensign, Dick Lugar, Mel Martinez, and George Voinovich.

One of the more interesting roll calls.

[Hat tip: Senatus]


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