S. 160 - District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009

Voting, Washington DC, Utah - Congress. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to provide the District of Columbia a voting seat and the State of Utah an additional seat in the House of Representatives. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the Senate on February 26, 2009 
Amendments:
19 proposed amendments. 4 accepted. 2 rejected. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED on February 26, 2009.

3/5 required to pass

voted YES: 61 voted NO: 37
1 voted present/not voting

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District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009

S. 160 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Keywords
Voting, Washington DC, Utah
Summary
A bill to provide the District of Columbia a voting seat and the State of Utah an additional seat in the House of Representatives. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to provide the District of Columbia a voting seat and the State of Utah an additional seat in the House of Representatives.
Other Titles
  • District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009
  • District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009
  • District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009
  • Second Amendment Enforcement Act
Sponsor
Joseph I. Lieberman
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Congress
  • Congressional elections
  • Constitution and constitutional amendments
  • District of Columbia affairs
  • Elections, voting, political campaign regulation
  • House of Representatives
  • Judicial review and appeals
  • Members of Congress
  • Presidents and presidential powers
  • Utah
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Major Actions
Introduced1/06/2009
Referred to Committee
Amendments (19 proposed)
Passed Senate2/26/2009
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteSenateOn Cloture on the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S. 160)2/24/2009This motion PASSED the Senate
62 voted YES 34 voted NO 3 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 574 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.2/25/2009PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateOn the Point of Order (Is The Constitutional Point of Order Well Taken?)2/25/2009This motion the Senate
36 voted YES 62 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateCoburn Amdt. No. 5812/25/2009This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
7 voted YES 91 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateKyl Amdt. No. 5852/26/2009This amendment DID NOT PASS the Senate
30 voted YES 67 voted NO 2 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateDurbin Amdt. No. 5912/26/2009This amendment PASSED the Senate
57 voted YES 41 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateDeMint Amdt. No. 5732/26/2009This amendment PASSED the Senate
87 voted YES 11 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
select this voteSenateEnsign Amdt. No. 5752/26/2009This amendment PASSED the Senate
62 voted YES 36 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenateOn Passage - Senate - S. 160 As Amended2/26/2009This bill PASSED the Senate
61 voted YES 37 voted NO 1 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/06/2009
1/06/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
1/06/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S141-142)
Put on a legislative calendar2/11/2009Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
2/12/2009Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Lieberman with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar2/12/2009Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 23.
2/13/2009Motion to proceed to consideration of measure made in Senate.
2/13/2009Cloture motion on the motion to proceed to the bill presented in Senate.
2/13/2009Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
2/23/2009Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
2/24/2009Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.
2/24/2009Motion to proceed to consideration of measure agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
2/24/2009Measure laid before Senate by motion.
select this voteVote2/24/2009On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S. 160)
2/25/2009Considered by Senate.
2/25/2009Point of order that the measure violates the Constitution raised in Senate.
2/25/2009Cloture motion on the measure presented in Senate.
2/25/2009Amendment SA 574 proposed by Senator Kyl.
select this voteVote2/25/2009Amendment SA 574 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
2/25/2009Amendment SA 575 proposed by Senator Ensign.
2/25/2009Amendment SA 576 proposed by Senator Coburn to Amendment SA 575.
2/25/2009Amendment SA 579 proposed by Senator Thune.
2/25/2009Amendment SA 581 proposed by Senator Coburn.
2/25/2009Amendment SA 585 proposed by Senator Kyl.
select this voteVote2/25/2009On the Point of Order (Is The Constitutional Point of Order Well Taken?)
select this voteVote2/25/2009Coburn Amdt. No. 581
2/26/2009Considered by Senate.
2/26/2009The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
2/26/2009Cloture motion on the measure withdrawn by unanimous consent in Senate.
2/26/2009Amendment SA 573 proposed by Senator DeMint.
2/26/2009Considered by Senate.
2/26/2009Considered by Senate.
2/26/2009Proposed amendment SA 576 withdrawn in Senate.
2/26/2009Considered by Senate.
2/26/2009Proposed amendment SA 579 withdrawn in Senate.
2/26/2009Considered by Senate.
2/26/2009Amendment SA 587 proposed by Senator Ensign.
2/26/2009Proposed amendment SA 587 withdrawn in Senate.
2/26/2009Amendment SA 591 proposed by Senator Durbin.
select this voteVote2/26/2009Kyl Amdt. No. 585
select this voteVote2/26/2009Durbin Amdt. No. 591
select this voteVote2/26/2009DeMint Amdt. No. 573
select this voteVote2/26/2009Ensign Amdt. No. 575
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage2/26/2009On Passage - Senate - S. 160 As Amended
2/27/2009Message on Senate action sent to the House.
3/02/2009Received in the House.
3/02/2009Held at the desk.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteS. Amdt. 573DeMint, Jim [R-SC]February 25, 2009Passed by roll call vote on February 25, 2009.

To prevent the Federal Communications Commission from repromulgating the fairness doctrine.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 574Kyl, Jon [R-AZ]February 25, 2009Passed by voice vote on February 24, 2009.

To provide for the expedited judicial review for Members of Congress.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 575Ensign, John [R-NV]February 25, 2009Passed by roll call vote on February 25, 2009.

To restore Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia.

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S. Amdt. 576Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]February 25, 2009Withdrawn on February 25, 2009.

To restore Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia.

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S. Amdt. 577Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]February 25, 2009Offered on February 24, 2009.

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S. Amdt. 578Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]February 25, 2009Offered on February 24, 2009.

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S. Amdt. 579Thune, John [R-SD]February 25, 2009Withdrawn on February 25, 2009.

To amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to allow citizens who have concealed carry permits from the State or the District of Columbia in which they reside to carry concealed firearms in another State or the District of Columbia that grants concealed carry permits, if the individual complies with the laws of the State or District of Columbia.

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S. Amdt. 580Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]February 25, 2009Offered on February 24, 2009.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 581Coburn, Thomas [R-OK]February 25, 2009Failed by roll call vote on February 24, 2009.

In the nature of a substitute.

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S. Amdt. 582Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]February 25, 2009Offered on February 24, 2009.

Amendment information not available.

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S. Amdt. 583Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]February 25, 2009Offered on February 24, 2009.

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S. Amdt. 584Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA]February 25, 2009Offered on February 24, 2009.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 585Kyl, Jon [R-AZ]February 25, 2009Failed by roll call vote on February 25, 2009.

To provide for the retrocession of the District of Columbia to the State of Maryland, and for other purposes.

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S. Amdt. 586Durbin, Richard [D-IL]February 25, 2009Offered on February 24, 2009.

Amendment information not available.

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S. Amdt. 587Ensign, John [R-NV]February 25, 2009Withdrawn on February 25, 2009.

To reauthorize the DC School Choice Incentive Act of 2003 for fiscal year 2010.

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S. Amdt. 588Martinez, Mel [R-FL]February 25, 2009Offered on February 24, 2009.

Amendment information not available.

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S. Amdt. 589Lautenberg, Frank [D-NJ]February 25, 2009Offered on February 24, 2009.

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S. Amdt. 590Lautenberg, Frank [D-NJ]February 25, 2009Offered on February 24, 2009.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 591Durbin, Richard [D-IL]February 26, 2009Passed by roll call vote on February 25, 2009.

To encourage and promote diversity in communication media ownership, and to ensure that the public airwaves are used in the public interest.

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Average contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

supported this bill

3.9 times as much
$4,027
$648
$15,646
YES$20,321
$2,583
$20
$2,586
NO$5,190

opposed this bill

Republican/Conservative [About]
Average given to Senators who voted:
$2,754
YES$2,754
28 times as much
$78,264
NO$78,264
7 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009: On Passage - Senate - S. 160 As Amended

7 organizations supported this bill

American Bar Association
Susman, Thomas M. (2009, February 10). ABA Supports S. 160, the District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act. Retrieved February 17, 2009, from ABA.
DC Vote
DC Vote (n.d.). The DC Voting Rights Act - 2009, 111th Congress. Retrieved February 17, 2009, from Legislative Materials.
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
Civil Rights Coalition (2009, February 25). Urge Members of Congress to Pass the D.C. Voting Rights Act. Retrieved April 14, 2009, from .
League of Women Voters
Wilson, Mary G. (2009, February 10). Letter of Support for S. 160. Retrieved February 17, 2009, from .
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Shelton, Hilary O., Director, Washington Bureau (2009, February 19). NAACP-Supported Voting Rights Legislation Giving the District of Columbia Full Representation in the House to be Considered by the Senate. Retrieved April 14, 2009, from NAACP.
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (n.d.). Demand Voting Rights for DC Residents! . Retrieved February 16, 2009, from Action Alert.
Upset The Setup
Upset the Setup (2009, January 26). District of Columbia House Voting Rights Act of 2009. Retrieved February 17, 2009, from .

1 organization opposed this bill

Eagle Forum
Eagle Forum (n.d.). EAGLE FORUM STRONGLY OPPOSES —. Retrieved April 23, 2010, from Eagle Forum.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$21,440$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$9,600$23,950No
John BarrassoRWY$0$14,550No
Max BaucusDMT$3,000$0No
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$17,300$0Yes
Mark BegichDAK$6,750$1,750Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$8,700$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$7,000$7,000No
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$250$0No
Barbara BoxerDCA$39,780$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$21,572$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$500$1,500No
Jim BunningRKY$300$3,250No
Richard BurrRNC$250$55,400No
Roland BurrisDIL$0$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$1,150$0No
Maria CantwellDWA$23,100$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$30,500$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$650$500Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$87,000$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$9,500$364,948No
Tom CoburnROK$-250$100,093No
William Thad CochranRMS$4,000$7,300No
Susan M. CollinsRME$3,250$63,050Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$18,350$74,015No
John CornynRTX$14,625$148,990No
Mike CrapoRID$0$700No
Jim DeMintRSC$750$290,770No
Chris DoddDCT$18,950$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$0$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$23,925$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$0$9,935No
Mike EnziRWY$0$8,000No
Russ FeingoldDWI$32,600$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$5,750$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$78,406$2,400Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$14,750$20,558No
Chuck GrassleyRIA$3,500$40,150No
Judd GreggRNH$0$0No
Kay R. HaganDNC$24,443$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$27,780$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$4,000$17,700Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$5,600$70,730No
Jim InhofeROK$2,000$65,225No
Dan InouyeDHI$9,400$1,000Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$4,750$31,700No
Mike JohannsRNE$0$20,246No
Tim JohnsonDSD$7,898$0Yes
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$15,875$0Not Voting
John F. KerryDMA$17,830$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$50,778$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$5,600$306,542No
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$12,700$0Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$2,800$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$3,500$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$22,571$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$57,250$1,500Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$7,050$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$15,500$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$1,600$12,575No
John McCainRAZ$20,500$169,393No
Claire McCaskillDMO$23,570$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$32,850$228,658No
Bob MenéndezDNJ$84,970$500Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$46,037$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$9,950$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$5,050$0No
Patty MurrayDWA$10,250$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$3,300$0Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$6,950$500Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$1,000$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$35,050$4,600Yes
Jim RischRID$2,050$179,956No
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$750$102,899No
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$5,960$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$18,978$4,400Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$1,600$55,970No
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$24,649$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,800$50No
Olympia J. SnoweRME$12,900$30,289Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$65,120$27,250Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$26,250$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$3,850$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$0$207,893No
Mark UdallDCO$50,534$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$40,727$0Yes
David VitterRLA$650$212,651No
George VoinovichROH$450$12,050Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$56,350$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$19,810$500Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$8,750$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$16,950$60,175No
Ron WydenDOR$1,000$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$21,440$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$9,600$23,950No
John BarrassoRWY$0$14,550No
Max BaucusDMT$3,000$0No
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$17,300$0Yes
Mark BegichDAK$6,750$1,750Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$8,700$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$7,000$7,000No
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$0$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$250$0No
Barbara BoxerDCA$39,780$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$21,572$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$500$1,500No
Jim BunningRKY$300$3,250No
Richard BurrRNC$250$55,400No
Roland BurrisDIL$0$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$1,150$0No
Maria CantwellDWA$23,100$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$30,500$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$650$500Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$87,000$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$9,500$364,948No
Tom CoburnROK$-250$100,093No
William Thad CochranRMS$4,000$7,300No
Susan M. CollinsRME$3,250$63,050Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$0$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$18,350$74,015No
John CornynRTX$14,625$148,990No
Mike CrapoRID$0$700No
Jim DeMintRSC$750$290,770No
Chris DoddDCT$18,950$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$0$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$23,925$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$0$9,935No
Mike EnziRWY$0$8,000No
Russ FeingoldDWI$32,600$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$5,750$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$78,406$2,400Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$14,750$20,558No
Chuck GrassleyRIA$3,500$40,150No
Judd GreggRNH$0$0No
Kay R. HaganDNC$24,443$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$27,780$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$4,000$17,700Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$5,600$70,730No
Jim InhofeROK$2,000$65,225No
Dan InouyeDHI$9,400$1,000Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$4,750$31,700No
Mike JohannsRNE$0$20,246No
Tim JohnsonDSD$7,898$0Yes
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$15,875$0Not Voting
John F. KerryDMA$17,830$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$50,778$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$5,600$306,542No
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$12,700$0Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$2,800$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$3,500$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$22,571$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$57,250$1,500Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$7,050$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$15,500$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$1,600$12,575No
John McCainRAZ$20,500$169,393No
Claire McCaskillDMO$23,570$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$32,850$228,658No
Bob MenéndezDNJ$84,970$500Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$46,037$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$9,950$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$5,050$0No
Patty MurrayDWA$10,250$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$0$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$3,300$0Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$6,950$500Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$1,000$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$35,050$4,600Yes
Jim RischRID$2,050$179,956No
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$750$102,899No
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$0$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$5,960$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$18,978$4,400Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$1,600$55,970No
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$24,649$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$4,800$50No
Olympia J. SnoweRME$12,900$30,289Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$65,120$27,250Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$26,250$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$3,850$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$0$207,893No
Mark UdallDCO$50,534$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$40,727$0Yes
David VitterRLA$650$212,651No
George VoinovichROH$450$12,050Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$56,350$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$19,810$500Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$8,750$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$16,950$60,175No
Ron WydenDOR$1,000$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,063,718
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$341,510
Human Rights$42,250

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$3,063,761
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