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War & PeaceMissile Defense Systems
Progressive/ Conservative Stance
Winning Side
2011 House of Representatives
Roll Call 369. (H.R. 1540) On an amendment that would have reduced federal funding for missile defense systems by $100 million. May 26, 2011.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 102. (H.R. 1) On an amendment that would have prohibited federal funds from being used for Expeditionary Fighting Vehicles (assault vehicles designed by the U.S. Marine Corps that could travel on land or water) and the “Surface-Launched Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile program” (a missile defense system designed to defend against short to medium-range missiles). Feb 18, 2011.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
2010 Senate
Roll Call 298. Ratification (enactment) of a nuclear weapons reduction treaty limiting the number of warheads the U.S. and Russia could maintain in their nuclear arsenals to 1,550 Dec 22, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 297. On an amendment that would have required the president to certify that he had negotiated a legally binding agreement stating that Russia would not use “covers” with respect to its nuclear warheads (“covers” literally conceal nuclear weapons and thus hinder weapons inspections). This amendment was offered to a resolution accompanying a nuclear weapons reduction treaty known as the “New START Treaty.” Dec 21, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 296. On an amendment that would have required the president to certify that he had negotiated a legally binding agreement stating that Russia would not deploy a significant number of nuclear-armed sea-launched cruise missiles during the duration of a nuclear weapons reduction treaty. This amendment was offered to a resolution accompanying a nuclear weapons reduction treaty known as the “New START Treaty.” Dec 21, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 295. On an amendment that would have required the U.S. Senate to review rulings made by a commission established to resolve disputes (relating to a nuclear weapons reduction treaty) between Russia and the U.S. if those rulings “create new rights or obligations for the United States.” This amendment was offered to a resolution accompanying a nuclear weapons reduction treaty. Dec 21, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 294. On tabling (killing) an amendment that would have required the president to certify that Russia had returned all military equipment owned by the United States that was confiscated during the Russian invasion of the Republic of Georgia in August 2008. This amendment was offered to a resolution accompanying a nuclear weapons reduction treaty. Dec 21, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 293. On an amendment – to a nuclear weapons reduction treaty – that would have explicitly limited the capacity of Russia and the U.S. to maintain rail mobile launchers (which enable nuclear weapons to be launched from trains). This amendment would have had the effect of killing the treaty for the foreseeable future;any tampering with the treaty’s language would have torpedoed the agreement entirely. Dec 21, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 292. A nuclear weapons reduction treaty limiting the number of warheads the U.S. and Russia could maintain in their nuclear arsenals to 1,550 – On the motion to end debate on the treaty Dec 21, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 287. On an amendment that would have required the United States and Russia to begin negotiations on an agreement to limit the possession of tactical nuclear weapons. (“Tactical weapons” are short-range nuclear weapons designed to be used on the battlefield.) This amendment was offered to a nuclear weapons reduction treaty. The amendment would have had the effect of killing the treaty for the foreseeable future;any tampering with the treaty’s language would have torpedoed the agreement entirely. Dec 20, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 286. On an amendment that would have increased the number of nuclear delivery systems permitted under a nuclear weapons reduction treaty. (A “nuclear delivery system” refers to the technology that launches a nuclear weapon in a manner that will enable it to detonate on or near its target.) This amendment would have effectively killed the treaty for the foreseeable future. Dec 20, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 285. On an amendment (to a nuclear weapons reduction treaty) that would have required additional inspections of nuclear weapons facilities. This amendment would have effectively killed the treaty for the foreseeable future. Dec 20, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 283. On an amendment stating that there was a “greater need for transparency” with respect to U.S. and Russian tactical weapons systems. This amendment was offered to a nuclear weapons reduction treaty, and would have had the effect of killing it entirely for the foreseeable future. (“Tactical weapons” are short-range nuclear weapons designed to be used on the battlefield) Dec 19, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 282. On an amendment that would have eliminated language in a nuclear arms reduction treaty which some senators believed could harm U.S. efforts to build a missile defense system. This amendment would have effectively killed the treaty for the foreseeable future. Dec 18, 2010.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
2009 House of Representatives
Roll Call 663. (H.R. 3326) On the Tierney of Massachusetts amendment, which would have eliminated funding for the anti-missile Kinetic Energy Defense Interceptor Program Jul 30, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 455. (H.R. 2647) On the Franks of Arizona amendment, which would have increased funding for the Missile Defense Agency by $1.2 billion, with offsetting reductions coming from environmental defense cleanup programs Jun 25, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
Roll Call 452. (H.Res. 572) ) Legislation providing funding for the 2010 fiscal year for the Defense Department - - on the resolution setting the terms for debate of the bill Jun 24, 2009.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
2007 House of Representatives
Roll Call 367. HR 1585. (Fiscal 2008 Defense authorization bill), Tierney of Massachusetts amendment to reduce funding for missile defense programs by $1.1 billion/On agreeing to the amendment May 17, 2007.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 14. Implementing the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission (H.R. 1)/Motion to recommit with instructions Jan 09, 2007.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Progressive
2004 Senate
Roll Call 139. A vote on passage of a Democratic amendment to the fiscal year 2005 Defense Authorization bill (S. 2400) placing a condition that the Defense Department can only acquire the next set of missiles for its Missile Defense Program after operational testing on the system is completed or at least initiated. Jun 23, 2004.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 133. A vote on passage of a Democratic amendment to the fiscal year 2005 Defense Authorization Act (S. 2400) that would shift $515.5 million earmarked in the bill for the Bush administration's Missile Defense Program to nuclear nonproliferation programs and other homeland security and anti-terrorism activities. Jun 22, 2004.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 125. On passage of a Republican amendment to the fiscal year 2005 Defense Authorization Act (S. 2400) requiring the Defense secretary only to "establish criteria" for operationally realistic testing the Missile Defense Program, as opposed to conducting "operationally realistic" testing on the missiles prior to deployment. Jun 17, 2004.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 124. On passage of a Democratic amendment to the fiscal year 2005 Defense Authorization Act (S.2400) permitting deployment of the Bush administration-backed Missile Defense Program (a ground-based, midcourse missile defense system that would be used to intercept enemy nuclear warheads before they reach the United States) only after the mission-related capabilities of the system have been confirmed by operationally realistic testing. Jun 17, 2004.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
2004 House of Representatives
Roll Call 88. H. Con. Res. 393. Fiscal 2005 Budget Resolution/Vote on the Congressional Black Caucus' Version of the Budget Resolution Which Would Reduce Previously-Enacted Tax Cuts to Wealthy Individuals and Increase Funding for Domestic Spending Priorities such as Education and Health Care. Mar 25, 2004.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
2002 House of Representatives
Roll Call 269. HR 5010. Defense Appropriations for 2003/Vote to Revoke Funding to the Missile Defense Program. Jun 27, 2002.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 268. Procedural Motion/Protest Vote to Adjourn Congressional Session in Response to Republican Tactics of Combining Military Spending with Funding for a Missile Defense Program. Jun 27, 2002.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 214. Procedural Motion/Vote to Table (Kill) a Requirement that the President Obtain Congressional Approval Before Withdrawing from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. Jun 06, 2002.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 158. HR 4546. Defense Authorization for 2003/Final Passage of a Bill to Authorize Spending on a Missile Defense Program and Low-Yield Nuclear Weapons and Exempt the Military from Environmental Regulations. May 09, 2002.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 157. HR 4546. Defense Authorization for 2003/Vote to Recommit to Committee a Bill to Authorize Spending on a Missile Defense Program and Low-Yield Nuclear Weapons and Exempt the Military from Environmental Regulations. May 09, 2002.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 152. HR 4546. Defense Authorization for 2003/Procedural Vote Intended to Delay Consideration of a Bill to Authorize Spending on a Missile Defense Program and Low-Yield Nuclear Weapons and Exempt the Military from Environmental Regulations. May 09, 2002.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 151. HR 4546. Defense Authorization for 2003-Procedural Motion. May 09, 2002.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 150. HR 4546. Defense Authorization for 2003-Procedural Motion. May 09, 2002.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 149. HR 4546. Defense Authorization for 2003-Procedural Motion. May 09, 2002.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 148. HR 4546. Defense Authorization for 2003-Procedural Motion. May 09, 2002.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 147. HR 4546. Defense Authorization for 2003-Procedural Motion. May 09, 2002.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 146. HR 4546. Defense Authorization for 2003-Procedural Motion. May 09, 2002.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 145. HR 4546. Defense Authorization for 2003/Vote to Eliminate Funding for a Missile Defense Program. May 09, 2002.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 144. HR 4546. Defense Authorization for 2003-Procedural Motion. May 09, 2002.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 143. HR 4546. Defense Authorization for 2003-Procedural Motion. May 09, 2002.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 140. HR 4546. Defense Authorization for 2003-Procedural Motion. May 09, 2002.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 139. HR 4546. Defense Authorization for 2003-Procedural Motion. May 09, 2002.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 138. HR 4546. Defense Authorization for 2003-Procedural Motion. May 09, 2002.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 136. HR 4546. Defense Authorization for 2003/Vote on Rules of Debate on a Bill to Authorize Spending on a Missile Defense Program and Low-Yield Nuclear Weapons and Exempt the Military from Environmental Regulations. May 09, 2002.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative
Roll Call 135. HR 4546. Defense Authorization for 2003/Vote to Allow Consideration of a Bill to Authorize Spending on a Missile Defense Program and Low-Yield Nuclear Weapons and Exempt the Military from Environmental Regulations. May 09, 2002.
N = Progressive
Y = Conservative
Conservative

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