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S Amdt 39 - Prohibiting Immigrants with AIDS from entering the United States - National Key Vote


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Amendment - Amendment Adopted (Senate) (76-23) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibiting Immigrants with AIDS from entering the United States

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment that prohibits immigrants from entering the United States if they are infected with the AIDS virus, but exempts non-immigrants entering for the purposes of education, medical treatment, visiting family members, business reasons, or tourism.

  • States that HIV shall constitute a communicable disease of public health significance.
  • Requires a report that explains costs relating to the impact of immigrants with AIDS regarding costs, origins, etc.
  • Requires testing of potential immigrants for HIV/AIDS.
Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibiting Immigrants with AIDS from entering the United States


  • Don Nickles (OK - R) (Out Of Office)


  • Christopher S. 'Kit' Bond (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Daniel R. 'Dan' Coats (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul D. Coverdell (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Larry E. Craig (ID - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert 'Bob' Dole (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William Phillip 'Phil' Gramm (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jesse Helms (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nancy Landon Kassebaum (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dirk Kempthorne (ID - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chester Trent Lott Sr. (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Connie Mack (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank H. Murkowski (AK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William V. Roth Jr. (DE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Alan Kooi Simpson (WY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Clinton 'Bob' Smith (NH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Strom Thurmond (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
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