Senate Passes DeMint Amendment to Build the Border Fence





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Uploaded on Jul 8, 2009

Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) discusses his amendment to complete the fence on U.S. southern border. The amendment sets a new deadline of December 31, 2010 for the completion of the 700 miles of physical double-layered fencing, not virtual fencing. To date, over 660 miles of required border fencing has not been completed. The amendment passed 54-44.


YEAs ---54
Alexander (R-TN); Barrasso (R-WY); Baucus (D-MT); Bayh (D-IN); Bennett (R-UT); Bond (R-MO); Boxer (D-CA); Brownback (R-KS); Bunning (R-KY); Burr (R-NC); Chambliss (R-GA); Coburn (R-OK); Conrad (D-ND); Corker (R-TN); Cornyn (R-TX); Crapo (R-ID); DeMint (R-SC); Dorgan (D-ND); Enzi (R-WY);
Feinstein (D-CA); Graham (R-SC); Grassley (R-IA); Gregg (R-NH); Hatch (R-UT); Hutchison (R-TX); Inhofe (R-OK); Isakson (R-GA); Johanns (R-NE); Klobuchar (D-MN); Kyl (R-AZ); Landrieu (D-LA); Lincoln (D-AR); McCain (R-AZ); McCaskill (D-MO); McConnell (R-KY); Merkley (D-OR); Nelson (D-FL); Nelson (D-NE); Pryor (D-AR); Risch (R-ID); Roberts (R-KS); Rockefeller (D-WV); Schumer (D-NY); Sessions (R-AL); Shelby (R-AL); Snowe (R-ME); Specter (D-PA); Stabenow (D-MI); Tester (D-MT); Thune (R-SD); Vitter (R-LA); Webb (D-VA); Wicker (R-MS); Wyden (D-OR)

NAYs ---44
Akaka (D-HI); Begich (D-AK); Bennet (D-CO); Bingaman (D-NM); Brown (D-OH); Burris (D-IL); Cantwell (D-WA); Cardin (D-MD); Carper (D-DE); Casey (D-PA); Cochran (R-MS); Collins (R-ME); Dodd (D-CT);
Durbin (D-IL); Ensign (R-NV); Feingold (D-WI); Franken (D-MN); Gillibrand (D-NY); Hagan (D-NC); Harkin (D-IA); Inouye (D-HI); Johnson (D-SD); Kaufman (D-DE); Kerry (D-MA); Kohl (D-WI); Lautenberg (D-NJ); Leahy (D-VT); Levin (D-MI); Lieberman (ID-CT); Lugar (R-IN); Martinez (R-FL); Menendez (D-NJ); Mikulski (D-MD); Murkowski (R-AK); Murray (D-WA); Reed (D-RI); Reid (D-NV); Sanders (I-VT); Shaheen (D-NH); Udall (D-CO); Udall (D-NM); Voinovich (R-OH); Warner (D-VA); Whitehouse (D-RI)

Not Voting - 2
Byrd (D-WV); Kennedy (D-MA)


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