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Roll call votes on closed-door deliberations

February 9, 1999
Web posted at: 2:57 p.m. EDT (1457 GMT)

WASHINGTON (AllPolitics, February 9) -- Senators first rejected Tuesday a motion to open to the public the final deliberations in the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton. It was next necessary for the chamber to vote on going into closed session, as there was not unanimous consent for the move. Below are the roll calls for the two votes:

Motion to open debate

The 59-41 roll call by which the Senate voted Tuesday against opening the deliberations on the articles of impeachment against President Clinton.

A "yes" was to open the debate and a "no" was to keep the debate in closed session. A two-thirds vote, or 67 "yes" votes, was required to suspend the rules and open the vote.

Voting "yes" were 45 Democrats and 14 Republicans.

Voting "no" were 0 Democrats and 41 Republicans.

DEMOCRATS YES

Akaka, Hawaii; Baucus, Mont.; Bayh, Ind.; Biden, Del.; Bingaman, N.M.; Boxer, Calif.; Breaux, La.; Bryan, Nev.; Byrd, W.Va.; Cleland, Ga.; Conrad, N.D.; Daschle, S.D.; Dodd, Conn.; Dorgan, N.D.; Durbin, Ill.; Edwards, N.C.; Feingold, Wis.; Feinstein, Calif.; Graham, Fla.; Harkin, Iowa; Hollings, S.C.; Inouye, Hawaii; Johnson, S.D.; Kennedy, Mass.; Kerrey, Neb.; Kerry, Mass.; Kohl, Wis.; Lambert Lincoln, Ark.; Landrieu, La.; Lautenberg, N.J.; Leahy, Vt.; Levin, Mich.; Lieberman, Conn.; Mikulski, Md.; Moynihan, N.Y.; Murray, Wash.; Reed, R.I.; Reid, Nev.; Robb, Va.; Rockefeller, W.Va.; Sarbanes, Md.; Schumer, N.Y.; Torricelli, N.J.; Wellstone, Minn.; Wyden, Ore.

DEMOCRATS NO

None.

REPUBLICANS YES

Abraham, Mich.; Collins, Maine; DeWine, Ohio; Gorton, Wash.; Hagel, Neb.; Hutchison, Texas; Jeffords, Vt.; Kyl, Ariz.; Lugar, Ind.; McCain, Ariz.; Smith, Ore.; Snowe, Maine; Specter, Pa.; Stevens, Alaska.

REPUBLICANS NO

Allard, Colo.; Ashcroft, Mo.; Bennett, Utah; Bond, Mo.; Brownback, Kan.; Bunning, Ky.; Burns, Mont.; Campbell, Colo.; Chafee, R.I.; Cochran, Miss.; Coverdell, Ga.; Craig, Idaho; Crapo, Idaho; Domenici, N.M.; Enzi, Wyo.; Fitzgerald, Ill.; Frist, Tenn.; Gramm, Texas; Grams, Minn.; Grassley, Iowa; Gregg, N.H.; Hatch, Utah; Helms, N.C.; Hutchinson, Ark.; Inhofe, Okla.; Lott, Miss.; Mack, Fla.; McConnell, Ky.; Murkowski, Alaska; Nickles, Okla.; Roberts, Kan.; Roth, Del.; Santorum, Pa.; Sessions, Ala.; Shelby, Ala.; Smith, N.H.; Thomas, Wyo.; Thompson, Tenn.; Thurmond, S.C.; Voinovich, Ohio; Warner, Va.

Vote to go into closed session

The 53-47 roll call by which the Senate voted Tuesday to go into closed session to debate the verdicts on the articles of impeachment.

A "yes" vote was to close the session and a "no" vote was to remain in open session.

Voting "yes" were 0 Democrats and 53 Republicans.

Voting "no" were 45 Democrats and 2 Republicans.

DEMOCRATS YES

None.

DEMOCRATS NO

Akaka, Hawaii; Baucus, Mont.; Bayh, Ind.; Biden, Del.; Bingaman, N.M.; Boxer, Calif.; Breaux, La.; Bryan, Nev.; Byrd, W.Va.; Cleland, Ga.; Conrad, N.D.; Daschle, S.D.; Dodd, Conn.; Dorgan, N.D.; Durbin, Ill.; Edwards, N.C.; Feingold, Wis.; Feinstein, Calif.; Graham, Fla.; Harkin, Iowa; Hollings, S.C.; Inouye, Hawaii; Johnson, S.D.; Kennedy, Mass.; Kerrey, Neb.; Kerry, Mass.; Kohl, Wis.; Lambert Lincoln, Ark.; Landrieu, La.; Lautenberg, N.J.; Leahy, Vt.; Levin, Mich.; Lieberman, Conn.; Mikulski, Md.; Moynihan, N.Y.; Murray, Wash.; Reed, R.I.; Reid, Nev.; Robb, Va.; Rockefeller, W.Va.; Sarbanes, Md.; Schumer, N.Y.; Torricelli, N.J.; Wellstone, Minn.; Wyden, Ore.

REPUBLICANS YES

Abraham, Mich.; Allard, Colo.; Ashcroft, Mo.; Bennett, Utah; Bond, Mo.; Brownback, Kan.; Bunning, Ky.; Burns, Mont.; Campbell, Colo.; Chafee, R.I.; Cochran, Miss.; Collins, Maine; Coverdell, Ga.; Craig, Idaho; Crapo, Idaho; DeWine, Ohio; Domenici, N.M.; Enzi, Wyo.; Fitzgerald, Ill.; Frist, Tenn.; Gorton, Wash.; Gramm, Texas; Grams, Minn.; Grassley, Iowa; Gregg, N.H.; Hagel, Neb.; Hatch, Utah; Helms, N.C.; Hutchinson, Ark.; Inhofe, Okla.; Jeffords, Vt.; Kyl, Ariz.; Lott, Miss.; Lugar, Ind.; Mack, Fla.; McCain, Ariz.; McConnell, Ky.; Murkowski, Alaska; Nickles, Okla.; Roberts, Kan.; Roth, Del.; Santorum, Pa.; Sessions, Ala.; Shelby, Ala.; Smith, N.H.; Smith, Ore.; Snowe, Maine; Stevens, Alaska; Thomas, Wyo.; Thompson, Tenn.; Thurmond, S.C.; Voinovich, Ohio; Warner, Va.

REPUBLICANS NO

Hutchison, Texas; Specter, Pa.

Source: The Associated Press


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