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Council for a Livable World Has Just Released Its 2009-2012 Senate Voting Record.

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The Council analyzes congressional votes as one measurement of Senators' and Representatives' positions on key national security issues.

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JL A (282)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 4:01 pm
Council for a Livable World has just released its 2009-2012 Senate Voting Record.

The Council analyzes congressional votes as one measurement of Senators’ and Representatives’ positions on key national security issues. This task has become more difficult in past years as the Senate has avoided controversial votes.

Over the past two years, there have been only four votes that provide a good indication of where Senators stand on defense and foreign policy topics. As a result, we have combined key votes over the past four years to produce our voting record, including a number of key votes during Senate consideration of the New START nuclear reductions treaty in 2010.

Click here to find out how your Senators voted on important national security issues.

Although these votes provide a good measure of where Senators stand on key national security issues, they are only one measure of a Senator’s positions, ideology and effectiveness. Also important are their work in committee, leadership on issues and ability to build coalitions and secure majorities.

With this imperfect measuring stick, we have listed votes of Senators in office. For those with up to 12 votes, we calculated a percentage “right.” For those in office only two years, we did not list a score; four votes is not a sufficient sample of key issues.

Of those Senators in office all four years covered by this voting record, 22 Democratic and Independent Senators scored a perfect 100%. Though most Republican Senators finished with a zero, six scored a 50% or above.

How did your Senators do on our voting record? Click here to find out.

These results point to a clear need to elect additional Senators who will support and advocate further cuts in nuclear weapons, expanded non-proliferation programs to safeguard and secure all nuclear weapons and materials across the globe and ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.

John Isaacs & Guy Stevens

Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 4:29 pm
I do hold the independents in high esteem. I can't say the same thing for most of the other hacks regardless of party. Although the lower echelons have some fine young minds they are squelched by the upper percentile and tend to vote the party line or else...

JL A (282)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 5:26 pm
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Barbara K (60)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 5:57 pm
Well, here it is, thanks, my friend. Now people can see how their legislators worked or didn't work for US. You can see lots of them who didn't vote for these important Bills. They are the ones who need to be booted out. We need to make them more afraid of the voters than of the Lobbyists. Too many don't give a crap about us.

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 7:42 pm
thx, noted..

JL A (282)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 7:48 pm
You are welcome Angelika.

Sherri G (128)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 11:23 pm
The voting record summary for senators is good to know. Thanks JL

JL A (282)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 7:53 am
You are welcome Sherri.
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Lin Penrose (92)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 2:51 pm
Thanks J.L. Certainly can tell who was there to vote, who abstained, and who wasn't there most of the time to vote at all. The conclusion I come to is; this is not a "livable nor sustainable world" nor are many of our Senators and Representative knowledgeable or objective enough to vote on a subject of this importance.

JL A (282)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 3:15 pm
You are welcome Lin and an apt conclusion!You cannot currently send a star to Lin because you have done so within the last day.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 6:46 pm
Thank you! (S, N, P, T)

JL A (282)
Wednesday April 10, 2013, 6:58 pm
You are welcome Bryna!
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