Skip to comments.Look Who Voted For It!!!!
Posted on 09/12/2005 3:50:55 PM PDT by TheRobb7
With all the caterwauling about how President Bush was wrong to put FEMA under DHS, I thought a little research would be in order.
I know you've heard here and there about who did what and when during the process of creating DHS.
Here are the FACTS you can arm yourself with (and spread around to other media outlets):
Sponsor: Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. [CT] (introduced 5/2/2002)
National Homeland Security and Combating Terrorism Act of 2002
Establishes the Department of National Homeland Security as an executive department to be headed by the Secretary of National Homeland Security who shall be appointed by the President with the consent of the Senate. Makes the Secretary a member of the National Security Council.
Sec. 102) Transfers to the Department: (1) the Federal Emergency Management Agency; (2) the Customs Service; (3) law enforcement components of the Immigration and Naturalization Service relating to Border Patrol, Inspections, Investigations (interior enforcement), Intelligence, Detention and Removal, and International Affairs; (4) the Coast Guard; (5) the Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office of the Department of Commerce; (6) the National Infrastructure Protection Center and the National Domestic Preparedness Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and (7) the portion of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the Department of Agriculture that administers laws relating to agricultural quarantine inspections at points of entry.
Vote Date: November 19, 2002, 07:34 PM Link: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=107&session=2&vote=00249
Vote Counts: YEAs 90 NAYs 9 Not Voting 1
Grouped By Vote Position YEAs ---90 Allard (R-CO) Allen (R-VA) Barkley (I-MN) Baucus (D-MT) Bayh (D-IN) Bennett (R-UT) Biden (D-DE) Bingaman (D-NM) Bond (R-MO) Boxer (D-CA) Breaux (D-LA) Brownback (R-KS) Bunning (R-KY) Burns (R-MT) Campbell (R-CO) Cantwell (D-WA) Carnahan (D-MO) Carper (D-DE) Chafee (R-RI) Cleland (D-GA) Clinton (D-NY) Cochran (R-MS) Collins (R-ME) Conrad (D-ND) Corzine (D-NJ) Craig (R-ID) Crapo (R-ID) Daschle (D-SD) Dayton (D-MN) DeWine (R-OH) Dodd (D-CT) Domenici (R-NM) Dorgan (D-ND) Durbin (D-IL) Edwards (D-NC) Ensign (R-NV) Enzi (R-WY) Feinstein (D-CA) Fitzgerald (R-IL) Frist (R-TN) Graham (D-FL) Gramm (R-TX) Grassley (R-IA) Gregg (R-NH) Hagel (R-NE) Harkin (D-IA) Hatch (R-UT) Helms (R-NC) Hutchinson (R-AR) Hutchison (R-TX) Inhofe (R-OK) Johnson (D-SD) Kerry (D-MA) Kohl (D-WI) Kyl (R-AZ) Landrieu (D-LA) Leahy (D-VT) Lieberman (D-CT) Lincoln (D-AR) Lott (R-MS) Lugar (R-IN) McCain (R-AZ) McConnell (R-KY) Mikulski (D-MD) Miller (D-GA) Murray (D-WA) Nelson (D-FL) Nelson (D-NE) Nickles (R-OK) Reed (D-RI) Reid (D-NV) Roberts (R-KS) Rockefeller (D-WV) Santorum (R-PA) Schumer (D-NY) Sessions (R-AL) Shelby (R-AL) Smith (R-NH) Smith (R-OR) Snowe (R-ME) Specter (R-PA) Stabenow (D-MI) Stevens (R-AK) Thomas (R-WY) Thompson (R-TN) Thurmond (R-SC) Torricelli (D-NJ) Voinovich (R-OH) Warner (R-VA) Wyden (D-OR)
NAYs ---9 Akaka (D-HI) Byrd (D-WV) Feingold (D-WI) Hollings (D-SC) Inouye (D-HI) Jeffords (I-VT) Kennedy (D-MA) Levin (D-MI) Sarbanes (D-MD)
Not Voting - 1 Murkowski (R-AK)
LINK: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2002/roll477.xml H R 5710 YEA-AND-NAY 13-Nov-2002 8:30 PM QUESTION: On Passage BILL TITLE: Homeland Security Act
VOTE: TOTALS YEA 299 NAY 121 NOT VOTING 11
Aderholt Akin Allen Andrews Armey Baca Bachus Baird Baker Baldacci Ballenger Barcia Barr Barrett Bartlett Barton Bass Bentsen Bereuter Berkley Berry Biggert Bilirakis Bishop Blunt Boehlert Boehner Bonilla Bono Boozman Boswell Boucher Boyd Brady (TX) Brown (SC) Bryant Burr Burton Buyer Callahan Calvert Camp Cantor Capito Cardin Carson (OK) Castle Chabot Chambliss Clay Clement Clyburn Coble Collins Combest Cooksey Cox Cramer Crane Crenshaw Crowley Cubin Culberson Cunningham Davis (CA) Davis (FL) Davis, Jo Ann Davis, Tom Deal DeLay DeMint Deutsch Diaz-Balart Dicks Dooley Doolittle Dreier Dunn Edwards Ehlers Ehrlich Emerson Engel English Eshoo Etheridge Everett Ferguson Fletcher Foley Forbes Ford Fossella Frelinghuysen Frost Gallegly Ganske Gekas Gibbons Gilchrest Gillmor Gilman Goode Goodlatte Gordon Goss Graham Granger Graves Green (WI) Greenwood Grucci Gutknecht Hall (TX) Hansen Harman Hart Hastings (WA) Hayes Hayworth Hefley Herger Hill Hilleary Hinojosa Hobson Hoeffel Hoekstra Holden Horn Hulshof Hunter Hyde Inslee Isakson Israel Issa Istook Jefferson Jenkins John Johnson (CT) Johnson (IL) Johnson, Sam Jones (NC) Kanjorski Keller Kelly Kennedy (MN) Kennedy (RI) Kerns Kind (WI) King (NY) Kingston Kirk Knollenberg Kolbe LaHood Langevin Latham LaTourette Leach Lewis (CA) Lewis (KY) Linder LoBiondo Lucas (KY) Lucas (OK) Luther Maloney (CT) Maloney (NY) Manzullo Mascara Matheson McCarthy (NY) McCrery McHugh McInnis McIntyre McKeon Menendez Mica Millender-McDonald Miller, Dan Miller, Gary Miller, Jeff Moore Murtha Myrick Nethercutt Ney Northup Norwood Nussle Ortiz Osborne Ose Otter Oxley Pascrell Pelosi Pence Peterson (MN) Peterson (PA) Petri Phelps Pickering Pitts Platts Pombo Pomeroy Portman Price (NC) Pryce (OH) Putnam Quinn Radanovich Ramstad Regula Rehberg Reyes Reynolds Riley Rogers (KY) Rogers (MI) Rohrabacher Ros-Lehtinen Ross Rothman Royce Ryan (WI) Ryun (KS) Sandlin Sawyer Saxton Schaffer Schiff Schrock Sensenbrenner Sessions Shadegg Shaw Shays Sherwood Shimkus Shows Shuster Simmons Simpson Skeen Skelton Smith (MI) Smith (NJ) Smith (TX) Smith (WA) Souder Spratt Stearns Stenholm Strickland Stupak Sullivan Sununu Sweeney Tancredo Tanner Tauscher Tauzin Taylor (MS) Taylor (NC) Terry Thomas Thompson (MS) Thornberry Thune Thurman Tiahrt Tiberi Toomey Turner Udall (CO) Upton Vitter Walden Walsh Wamp Watkins (OK) Watts (OK) Weldon (FL) Weldon (PA) Weller Whitfield Wicker Wilson (NM) Wilson (SC) Wolf Wu Young (AK) Young (FL)
Hypocrisy has a way of biting you in the tuckus. ;)
Let's see how all of the knee-jerkers spin that one.
Or should we call this the "Landrieu Rule"? (using pols' words to bite them)
Bwahhhhhh! Too funny
So glad you posted this. I have been looking for the info and couldn't find it.
I want to write a letter to our local paper and put these facts out there. Prob is -- only 100 words I think. Any advice how to write it and get the facts in with those restrictions?
Breaux (D-LA) & Landrieu (D-LA) voted for it. Thats all I need to know who to blame now!
Do you think putting FEMA under DHS has proven to be a good move?
Nice work, The. The sad thing about this is that it is like so much of the "legisation" that comes out of this disfunctional bunch. They never actually think about what they are doing. They make a mess of things, throw some money at it and pat themselves on the back. They get people killed and then point fingers at everyone else.
Can you find out how many times (and amounts) that Landrieu and her Louisiana Dems coharts "earmarked" Corp of Engineer funds for their pet projects that could/should have gone to levees and other flood control projects?
Yes, and now they're all going to rush to yank FEMA out of Homeland Security with no more thought than they used to put it there.
We're governed by lemmings.
As fast as the US Military got to the scene, I'd say FEMA needs to be merged into the Army or Coast Guard.
It appears that in spite of what Senator Clinton said on all the talk shows about FEMA should be a cabinet post like it was while her husband was the president, she voted for placing FEMA under DHS. Has no one the courage to ask her about her blaming Bush for placing FEMA under DHS? Are there no TV journalists with the intellectual integrity to challenge her on this vote?
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