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Senate Votes Down Outside Ethics Office, other 'good' things in there.

Good meaning what should have always been there..

Partial Quotes.


The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee had killed a similar proposal March 2 after current and former members of the Senate's ethics committee called the office superfluous. The top Republican and the senior Democrat on the ethics panel led the successful effort to bury the proposal yesterday for a second time.

The rejected measure was devised by Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.). They asserted that lobbying and ethics rules need to be better enforced for the public to regain trust in congressional officials.

McCain complained that some key amendments are being laid aside as a result of the vote. In particular, he said he regretted that amendments that would limit earmarks -- narrowly focused appropriations -- and that would, in effect, restrict lawmakers' use of chartered jets would not be voted on as part of the bill.

The legislation as it stands would bar lawmakers from accepting meals and gifts, including sports tickets, from registered lobbyists, and would increase the disclosure that lobbyists must make to the public.

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bear, this was voted on in March of 06', not yesterday. . .

Either way, here is the breakdown. . .


Baucus (D-MT)

Bayh (D-IN)

Biden (D-DE)

Bingaman (D-NM)

Burns (R-MT)

Cantwell (D-WA)

Carper (D-DE)

Chafee (R-RI)

Collins (R-ME)

Durbin (D-IL)

Feingold (D-WI)

Grassley (R-IA)

Kennedy (D-MA)

Kerry (D-MA)

Kohl (D-WI)

Landrieu (D-LA)

Lautenberg (D-NJ)

Levin (D-MI)

Lieberman (D-CT)

McCain (R-AZ)

Menendez (D-NJ)

Nelson (D-FL)

Obama (D-IL)

Reed (D-RI)

Sarbanes (D-MD)

Snowe (R-ME)

Stabenow (D-MI)

Talent (R-MO)

Vitter (R-LA)

Wyden (D-OR)


Akaka (D-HI)

Alexander (R-TN)

Allard (R-CO)

Allen (R-VA)

Bennett (R-UT)

Bond (R-MO)

Boxer (D-CA)

Brownback (R-KS)

Bunning (R-KY)

Burr (R-NC)

Chambliss (R-GA)

Clinton (D-NY)

Coburn (R-OK)

Cochran (R-MS)

Coleman (R-MN)

Conrad (D-ND)

Cornyn (R-TX)

Craig (R-ID)

Crapo (R-ID)

Dayton (D-MN)

DeMint (R-SC)

DeWine (R-OH)

Dodd (D-CT)

Dole (R-NC)

Domenici (R-NM)

Dorgan (D-ND)

Ensign (R-NV)

Enzi (R-WY)

Feinstein (D-CA)

Frist (R-TN)

Gregg (R-NH)

Hagel (R-NE)

Harkin (D-IA)

Hatch (R-UT)

Hutchison (R-TX)

Inhofe (R-OK)

Inouye (D-HI)

Isakson (R-GA)

Jeffords (I-VT)

Johnson (D-SD)

Kyl (R-AZ)

Leahy (D-VT)

Lincoln (D-AR)

Lott (R-MS)

Lugar (R-IN)

Martinez (R-FL)

McConnell (R-KY)

Mikulski (D-MD)

Murkowski (R-AK)

Murray (D-WA)

Nelson (D-NE)

Pryor (D-AR)

Reid (D-NV)

Roberts (R-KS)

Salazar (D-CO)

Santorum (R-PA)

Schumer (D-NY)

Sessions (R-AL)

Shelby (R-AL)

Smith (R-OR)

Specter (R-PA)

Stevens (R-AK)

Sununu (R-NH)

Thomas (R-WY)

Thune (R-SD)

Voinovich (R-OH)

Warner (R-VA)

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We the people have to force ethics upon them , on November 7 vote therm all out. All incumbents does not matter which party, maybe then the parties will get the message, they are their to do the people's business not give the people the BS business
AMEN BROTHER! That would be something wouldn't it?:cheers:
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