Senate Bill 2279 is an annual "housekeeping" bill for the Federal Aviation Administration, but, like many such bills, contains controversial legislation. Senators Torricelli, Lautenberg, D'Amato, Moynihan, Wellstone, and Robb attempted to incorporate into this bill the Quiet Communities Act, originally introduced in the Senate in June 1997, but which has languished in committee since then.
The amendment (No. 3627) was defeated by a vote of 69-27 to table the amendment indefinitely. Please thank your senators if they voted to preserve the amendment (i.e., voted to consider incorporation of the Quiet Communities Act into Senate Bill 2279). If your senators voted against preserving the amendment, contact them (and the media) to inquire why they voted to quash a bill that will help protect the public health.
Vote Date: September 24, 1998, 12:11 PM
Amendment Number: S.AMDT.NO. 3627
Title: Motion to table Torricelli Amdt. No. 3627
Req. for Majority: 1/2
Result: Motion to Table Agreed to
A "yea" vote was a vote to table (kill) the amendment; a "nay" vote was a vote to consider the amendment; NV = not voting:
Abraham (MI) Yea Feingold (WI) Yea Lugar (IN) Yea Akaka (HI) Yea Feinstein (CA) Nay Mack (FL) Yea Allard (CO) Yea Ford (KY) Yea McCain (AZ) Yea Ashcroft (MO) Yea Frist (TN) Yea McConnell (KY) Yea Baucus (MT) Yea Glenn (OH) NV Mikulski (MD) Nay Bennett (UT) Yea Gorton (WA) Yea Moseley-Braun (IL) NV Biden (DE) Nay Graham (FL) Yea Moynihan (NY) Nay Bingaman (NM) Yea Gramm (TX) Yea Murkowski (AK) Yea Bond (MO) Yea Grams (MN) Yea Murray (WA) Nay Boxer (CA) Nay Grassley (IA) Yea Nickles (OK) Yea Breaux (LA) Yea Gregg (NH) Yea Reed (RI) Nay Brownback (KS) Yea Hagel (NE) Yea Reid (NV) Nay Bryan (NV) Yea Harkin (IA) Yea Robb (VA) Nay Bumpers (AR) Nay Hatch (UT) Yea Roberts (KS) Yea Burns (MT) Yea Helms (NC) Yea Rockefeller (WV) Yea Byrd (WV) Nay Hollings (SC) NV Roth (DE) Yea Campbell (CO) Yea Hutchinson (AR) Yea Santorum (PA) Yea Chafee (RI) Yea Hutchison (TX) Nay Sarbanes (MD) Nay Cleland (GA) Yea Inhofe (OK) Yea Sessions (AL) Yea Coats (IN) Yea Inouye (HI) Yea Shelby (AL) Yea Cochran (MS) Yea Jeffords (VT) Nay Smith (NH) Yea Collins (ME) Yea Johnson (SD) Nay Smith (OR) Yea Conrad (ND) Yea Kempthorne (ID) Yea Snowe (ME) Yea Coverdell (GA) Yea Kennedy (MA) Nay Specter (PA) Nay Craig (ID) Yea Kerrey (NE) Yea Stevens (AK) Yea D'Amato (NY) Nay Kerry (MA) Nay Thomas (WY) Yea Daschle (SD) Yea Kohl (WI)Yea Thompson (TN) Yea DeWine (OH) Yea Kyl (AZ)Yea Thurmond (SC) Yea Dodd (CT) Nay Landrieu (LA)Yea Torricelli (NJ) Nay Domenici (NM) Nay Lautenberg (NJ)Nay Warner (VA) Yea Dorgan (ND) Yea Leahy (VT)Nay Wellstone (MN) NV Durbin (IL) Nay Levin (MI)Nay Wyden (OR) Yea Enzi (WY) Yea Lieberman (CT)Nay Faircloth (NC) Yea Lott (MS)Yea