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Response to onethatcares (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:38 PM

8. Five GOP voted AGAINST this bill along with Senator Boxer, three Senators did not vote.

Votes against the bill:

Boxer (D-CA)
Coburn (R-OK)
DeMint (R-SC)
Paul (R-KY)
Sessions (R-AL)

Not Voting - 3
Begich (D-AK)
Kirk (R-IL)
Reed (D-RI)

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=2&vote=00201

Remember this is a Vote to Proceed There appears to be no real opposition to the bill, no one is really worried about these Bear, legally taken in Canada, the concern was GOP efforts to add things to the bill.

This was tied in with a motion to Cloture, held on September 22, 2012 but that was a seperate motion.

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=112&session=2&vote=00200

Please note this was a vote on a "Motion to Proceed" which is"
motion to proceed to consider - A motion, usually offered by the majority leader to bring a bill or other measure up for consideration. The usual way of bringing a measure to the floor when unanimous consent to do so cannot be obtained. For legislative business, the motion is debatable under most circumstances, and therefore may be subject to filibuster.
http://www.senate.gov/reference/glossary_term/motion_to_proceed.htm

Thus no vote on the actual bill, the whole "fight" was over the GOP's plan to load down this bills with things they wanted for this Bill will pass.

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