S Amdt 2909 - Time Between Troop Deployments - Key Vote
National Key Votes
- S Amdt 2087 - Iraq Troop Reduction
- H Amdt 197 - Guantanamo Transfer Plan
- HR 1585 -
- S Amdt 2909 - Time Between Troop Deployments
- S Amdt 2022 - Habeas Corpus for Detainees of the United States
- S Amdt 2898 - Iraq Troop Reduction Amendment
- S Amdt 2934 - Expressing Support for General Petraeus and All Members of the Armed Forces
- S Amdt 2947 - Expressing Support for All Men and Women in the U.S. Armed Forces
- S Amdt 2997 - Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding Federalism in Iraq
- S Amdt 3017 - Expressing the Sense of Congress Regarding Iran and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
- HB 201 - State House Redistricting
NOTE: THIS IS AN AMENDMENT TO A SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT. A SUBSTITUTE AMENDMENT REPLACES THE ENTIRE TEXT OF A PIECE OF LEGISLATION WITH A NEW TEXT.
Amendment - Amendment Rejected (Senate) (56-44) - Sept. 19, 2007 (Key vote)
Title: Time Between Troop Deployments
Vote to adopt an amendment that adds language to HR 1585 establishing mandatory minimum rest periods for members of the regular and reserve components of the armed forces between deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, and expressing the sense of the Congress concerning ideal rest periods between these deployments.
- Prohibits the deployment of members of the regular armed forces unless the time period between deployments is at least as long as the period of the previous deployment.
- Expresses the sense of the Congress that the optimal time period between deployments for members of the regular armed forces should be at least twice as long as the period of the previous deployment.
- Prohibits the deployment of members of the Reserve Armed Forces and National Guard if the member has been deployed within the preceding three years.
- Expresses the sense of the Congress that members of the Reserve Armed Forces should not be mobilized continuously for more than one year, and that the optimal time period between deployments should be at least five years.
- Provides that the President may waive the rest period requirements upon certifying to Congress that the deployment is necessary for an emergency threatening the national security interests of the United States.
- Provides that special operations forces are exempt from rest period requirements.
- Provides for waivers for members of the armed forces who have voluntarily requested mobilization.
NOTE: THIS LEGISLATION NEEDED A THREE-FIFTHS MAJORITY VOTE TO PASS.
Amendment - Introduced (Senate) - Sept. 19, 2007
Title: Time Between Troop Deployments
- James H. 'Jim' Webb Jr. (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
- Daniel Kahikina Akaka Sr. (HI - D) (Out Of Office)
- Joseph Robinette 'Joe' Biden Jr. (DE - D) (Out Of Office)
- Barbara Boxer (CA - D)
- Sherrod C. Brown (OH - D)
- Robert C. Byrd (WV - D) (Out Of Office)
- Maria Cantwell (WA - D)
- Thomas Richard 'Tom' Carper (DE - D)
- Hillary Rodham Clinton (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
- Christopher J. 'Chris' Dodd (CT - D) (Out Of Office)
- Richard J. 'Dick' Durbin (IL - D)
- Dianne Feinstein (CA - D)
- Charles T. 'Chuck' Hagel (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
- Thomas 'Tom' Harkin (IA - D)
- Timothy Peter 'Tim' Johnson (SD - D)
- Edward M. 'Ted' Kennedy Sr. (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
- John Forbes Kerry (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
- Amy Klobuchar (MN - D)
- Mary L. Landrieu (LA - D)
- Frank R. Lautenberg (NJ - D)
- Carl Levin (MI - D)
- Blanche Lambert Lincoln (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
- Claire McCaskill (MO - D)
- Robert 'Bob' Menendez (NJ - D)
- Barbara A. Mikulski (MD - D)
- Patty Murray (WA - D)
- Barack Hussein Obama II (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
- Mark Lunsford Pryor (AR - D)
- Harry M. Reid (NV - D)
- John D. 'Jay' Rockefeller IV (WV - D)
- Ken Salazar (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
- Bernard 'Bernie' Sanders (VT - I)
- Charles E. 'Chuck' Schumer (NY - D)
- Gordon Harold Smith (OR - R) (Out Of Office)
- Olympia Jean Snowe (ME - R) (Out Of Office)
- Debbie Ann Stabenow (MI - D)
- Jon Tester (MT - D)
- Ron Wyden (OR - D)