Key Votes

S 625 - Hate Crimes Bill - Key Vote

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Joe Biden, Jr. voted Yea (Cloture Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Cloture Not Invoked (Senate) (54-43) - (Key vote)

Title: Hate Crimes Bill

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote on a motion to invoke cloture on a bill that would allow the Federal government to assist State and local government when prosecuting hate crimes.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes federal government to assist in the investigation and prosecution of hate crimes.
  • Adds of sexual orientation, gender and disability to list of categories covered by federal hate crimes.
  • Provides $10 million to Justice Department through 2003 for grants to state and local governments to investigate and prosecute hate crimes.
Note:

NOTE: INVOKING CLOTURE REQUIRES A 3/5 MAJORITY OF THE SENATE. IT IS NOT A VOTE ON THE PASSAGE OF THE PIECE OF LEGISLATION, BUT LIMITS FURTHER DEBATE TO 30 HOURS. CLOTURE IS TYPICALLY USED TO END A FILIBUSTER. A FAILED CLOTURE VOTE OFTEN PREVENTS THE LEGISLATION FROM EVER COMING TO A VOTE.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Hate Crimes Bill

Sponsors

  • Edward M. 'Ted' Kennedy Sr. (MA - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Daniel Kahikina Akaka Sr. (HI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Evan Bayh (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph Robinette 'Joe' Biden Jr. (DE - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeff Bingaman (NM - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara Boxer (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John B. Breaux (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jean Carnahan (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lincoln Davenport 'Linc' Chafee (RI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph Maxwell 'Max' Cleland (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jon Stevens Corzine (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas A. 'Tom' Daschle (SD - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Brandt Dayton (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Christopher J. 'Chris' Dodd (CT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Byron L. Dorgan (ND - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Reid Edwards (NC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John Eric Ensign (NV - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel Robert 'Bob' Graham (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas 'Tom' Harkin (IA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel K. Inouye (HI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James Merrill 'Jim' Jeffords (VT - I) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy Peter 'Tim' Johnson (SD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Forbes Kerry (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mary L. Landrieu (LA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Carl Levin (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph I. 'Joe' Lieberman (CT - I) (Out Of Office)
  • Blanche Lambert Lincoln (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara A. Mikulski (MD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Zell Bryan Miller (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • E. Benjamin 'Ben' Nelson (NE - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Harry M. Reid (NV - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John D. 'Jay' Rockefeller IV (WV - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul S. Sarbanes (MD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gordon Harold Smith (OR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Olympia Jean Snowe (ME - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Arlen Specter (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert G. 'Bob' Torricelli (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul D. Wellstone (MN - D) (Out Of Office)

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