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THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL
Jan. 28: Amendments and Votes

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  • From the Congressional Record
    Thursday, January 28, 1999

    AMENDMENT NO. 1

    Mr. DASCHLE. Mr. Chief Justice, I have an amendment that I send to the desk.

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. The clerk will read the amendment. The legislative clerk read as follows: The Senator from South Dakota [Mr. Daschle] proposes an amendment numbered 1. In the resolution strike all after the word `that' in the first line and insert the following: `the deposition time for all witnesses to be deposed be limited to no later than close of business Wednesday, February 3 and that all Senators have an opportunity to review all deposition material, which shall be made available at the earliest possible time. `When the Senate reconvenes the trial at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 6 it shall be in order to resolve any objections that may not be resolved regarding the depositions; after these deposition objections have been disposed of, it shall be in order for the House managers and/or the White House counsel to make a motion, or motions to admit the depositions or portions thereof into evidence, such motions shall be limited to transcribed deposition material only; `On Monday, February 8 there shall be 4 hours equally divided for closing arguments; with the White House using the first 2 hours and the House Republican managers using the final 2 hours; that `Upon the completion of the closing arguments the Senate shall begin final deliberation on the articles; a timely filed motion to suspend the rules and open these deliberation shall be in order; upon the completion of these deliberations the Senate shall, without any intervening action, amendment, motion or debate, vote on the articles of impeachment. `Provided further, That the votes on the articles shall occur no later than 12 noon Friday, February 12.'

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. The Chair recognizes the Senator from Utah, Mr. Hatch.

    Mr. HATCH. Parliamentary inquiry, Mr. Chief Justice: Does the majority leader's resolution, does that also keep open the right of Senators to file----

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. The Parliamentarian says it takes a unanimous consent for a parliamentary inquiry.

    Mr. HATCH. I ask unanimous consent I be permitted to ask one question.

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. Is there objection? Without objection, it is so ordered.

    Mr. HATCH. Does the majority leader's resolution allow for the filing and consideration of motions that may not be mentioned in the resolution itself?

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. The Parliamentarian tells me it is never the function of the Chair to interpret a resolution.

    Mr. LOTT addressed the Chair.

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. The majority leader.

    Mr. LOTT. I believe the regular order is, now we would go to a vote on the two resolutions. Just for the information of the Senators, after that, Senator Daschle may have a motion, again, as I indicated earlier, just to go to a vote on the articles of impeachment. So there could be three votes now, in order, without intervening debate. After that, Senator Daschle and I will formally lock in the beginning time for the depositions. I yield the floor.

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. The first vote will be on the amendment from the minority leader, the Senator from South Dakota. The yeas and nays are required. The clerk will call the roll. The legislative clerk called the roll.

    Mr. NICKLES. I announce that the Senator from Colorado [Mr. Allard] is necessarily absent.

    Mr. REID. I announce that the Senator from Maryland [Ms. Mikulski] is absent because of illness. I further announce that, if present and voting, the Senator from Maryland [Ms. Mikulski] would vote `aye.'

    The result was announced--yeas 44, nays 54, as follows:

    Rollcall Vote No. 6

    [Rollcall Vote No. 6]

    Subject: Daschle amendment No. 1 to S. Res. 30

    [SUBJECT: DASCHLE AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO S. RES. 30]

    YEAS--44

    • Akaka
    • Baucus
    • Bayh
    • Biden
    • Bingaman
    • Boxer
    • Breaux
    • Bryan
    • Byrd
    • Cleland
    • Conrad
    • Daschle
    • Dodd
    • Dorgan
    • Durbin
    • Edwards
    • Feingold
    • Feinstein
    • Graham
    • Harkin
    • Hollings
    • Inouye
    • Johnson
    • Kennedy
    • Kerrey
    • Kerry
    • Kohl
    • Landrieu
    • Lautenberg
    • Leahy
    • Levin
    • Lieberman
    • Lincoln
    • Moynihan
    • Murray
    • Reed
    • Reid
    • Robb
    • Rockefeller
    • Sarbanes
    • Schumer
    • Torricelli
    • Wellstone
    • Wyden

    NAYS--54

    • Abraham
    • Ashcroft
    • Bennett
    • Bond
    • Brownback
    • Bunning
    • Burns
    • Campbell
    • Chafee
    • Cochran
    • Collins
    • Coverdell
    • Craig
    • Crapo
    • DeWine
    • Domenici
    • Enzi
    • Fitzgerald
    • Frist
    • Gorton
    • Gramm
    • Grams
    • Grassley
    • Gregg
    • Hagel
    • Hatch
    • Helms
    • Hutchinson
    • Hutchison
    • Inhofe
    • Jeffords
    • Kyl
    • Lott
    • Lugar
    • Mack
    • McCain
    • McConnell
    • Murkowski
    • Nickles
    • Roberts
    • Roth
    • Santorum
    • Sessions
    • Shelby
    • Smith (NH)
    • Smith (OR)
    • Snowe
    • Specter
    • Stevens
    • Thomas
    • Thompson
    • Thurmond
    • Voinovich
    • Warner

      NOT VOTING--2

    • Allard
    • Mikulski

    The amendment (No. 1) was rejected.

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. The question is on agreeing to S. Res. 30, the resolution offered by Senator Lott. On this question, the yeas and nays are called for.

    Mr. DASCHLE addressed the Chair.

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. The Chair recognizes the minority leader.

    Mr. DODD. Mr. Chief Justice, the Senate is not in order.

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. The Senate will be in order.

    AMENDMENT NO. 2

    Mr. DASCHLE. Mr. Chief Justice, I send an amendment to the desk.

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. The clerk will report. The legislative clerk read as follows: The Senator from South Dakota (Mr. Daschle) proposes an amendment numbered 2. In the resolution strike all after the word `that' in the first line and insert the following: `the Senate now proceed to closing arguments; that there be 2 hours for the White House counsel followed by 2 hours for the House managers; and that at the conclusion of this time the Senate proceed to vote, on each of the articles, without intervening action, motion or debate, except for deliberations, if so decided by the Senate.'

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. The question is on the amendment just read. The yeas and nays are automatic. The clerk will call the roll. The legislative clerk called the roll.

    Mr. NICKLES. I announce that the Senator from Colorado [Mr. Allard] is necessarily absent.

    Mr. REID. I announce that the Senator from Maryland [Ms. Mikulski] is absent because of illness. I further announce that, if present and voting, the Senator from Maryland [Ms. Mikulski] would vote `aye.'

    The result was announced--yeas 43, nays 55, as follows:

    Rollcall Vote No. 7

    [Rollcall Vote No. 7]

    Subject: Daschle amendment No. 2

    [SUBJECT: DASCHLE AMENDMENT NO. 2]

    YEAS--43

    • Akaka
    • Baucus
    • Bayh
    • Biden
    • Bingaman
    • Boxer
    • Breaux
    • Bryan
    • Byrd
    • Cleland
    • Conrad
    • Daschle
    • Dodd
    • Dorgan
    • Durbin
    • Edwards
    • Feinstein
    • Graham
    • Harkin
    • Hollings
    • Inouye
    • Johnson
    • Kennedy
    • Kerrey
    • Kerry
    • Kohl
    • Landrieu
    • Lautenberg
    • Leahy
    • Levin
    • Lieberman
    • Lincoln
    • Moynihan
    • Murray
    • Reed
    • Reid
    • Robb
    • Rockefeller
    • Sarbanes
    • Schumer
    • Torricelli
    • Wellstone
    • Wyden

      NAYS--55

    • Abraham
    • Ashcroft
    • Bennett
    • Bond
    • Brownback
    • Bunning
    • Burns
    • Campbell
    • Chafee
    • Cochran
    • Collins
    • Coverdell
    • Craig
    • Crapo
    • DeWine
    • Domenici
    • Enzi
    • Feingold
    • Fitzgerald
    • Frist
    • Gorton
    • Gramm
    • Grams
    • Grassley
    • Gregg
    • Hagel
    • Hatch
    • Helms
    • Hutchinson
    • Hutchison
    • Inhofe
    • Jeffords
    • Kyl
    • Lott
    • Lugar
    • Mack
    • McCain
    • McConnell
    • Murkowski
    • Nickles
    • Roberts
    • Roth
    • Santorum
    • Sessions
    • Shelby
    • Smith (NH)
    • Smith (OR)
    • Snowe
    • Specter
    • Stevens
    • Thomas
    • Thompson
    • Thurmond
    • Voinovich
    • Warner

      NOT VOTING--2

    • Allard
    • Mikulski

    The amendment (No. 2) was rejected.

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. The majority leader.

    Mr. LOTT. Mr. Chief Justice, I suggest the absence of a quorum.

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. The clerk will call the roll. The assistant legislative clerk proceeded to call the roll.

    Mr. LOTT. Mr. Chief Justice, I ask unanimous consent that the order for the quorum call be rescinded.

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. Without objection, it is so ordered.

    Mr. LEAHY. Mr. Chief Justice, may we have order, please?

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. The Senate will be in order.

    AMENDMENT NO. 3

    Mr. LOTT. Mr. Chief Justice, I send an amendment to the desk modifying the last paragraph of page 3.

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. The clerk will report the amendment. The legislative clerk read as follows: The Senator from Mississippi [Mr. Lott] proposes an amendment numbered 3. On page 3, strike the words `any pending motions and amendments thereto and then on' and insert the following at the end of page 3 `strike the period and insert, if all motions are disposed of and final deliberations are completed.'

    Mr. LOTT. Mr. Chief Justice, I ask unanimous consent that the amendment be agreed to and that the motion to reconsider be laid upon the table.

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. Without objection, it is so ordered. The amendment (No. 3) was agreed to.

    The CHIEF JUSTICE. The question is on the resolution, as amended. The yeas and nays are automatic. The clerk will call the roll. The legislative clerk called the roll.

    Mr. NICKLES. I announce that the Senator from Colorado [Mr. Allard] is necessarily absent.

    Mr. REID. I announce that the Senator from Maryland [Ms. Mikulski] is absent because of illness. I further announce that, if present and voting, the Senator from Maryland [Ms. Mikulski] would vote `aye.'

    The result was announced--yeas 54, nays 44, as follows:

    Rollcall Vote No. 8

    [Rollcall Vote No. 8]

    Subject: S. Res. 30 as amended

    [SUBJECT: S. RES. 30 AS AMENDED]

    YEAS--54

    • Abraham
    • Ashcroft
    • Bennett
    • Bond
    • Brownback
    • Bunning
    • Burns
    • Campbell
    • Chafee
    • Cochran
    • Collins
    • Coverdell
    • Craig
    • Crapo
    • DeWine
    • Domenici
    • Enzi
    • Fitzgerald
    • Frist
    • Gorton
    • Gramm
    • Grams
    • Grassley
    • Gregg
    • Hagel
    • Hatch
    • Helms
    • Hutchinson
    • Hutchison
    • Inhofe
    • Jeffords
    • Kyl
    • Lott
    • Lugar
    • Mack
    • McCain
    • McConnell
    • Murkowski
    • Nickles
    • Roberts
    • Roth
    • Santorum
    • Sessions
    • Shelby
    • Smith (NH)
    • Smith (OR)
    • Snowe
    • Specter
    • Stevens
    • Thomas
    • Thompson
    • Thurmond
    • Voinovich
    • Warner

      NAYS--44

      Akaka

    • Baucus
    • Bayh
    • Biden
    • Bingaman
    • Boxer
    • Breaux
    • Bryan
    • Byrd
    • Cleland
    • Conrad
    • Daschle
    • Dodd
    • Dorgan
    • Durbin
    • Edwards
    • Feingold
    • Feinstein
    • Graham
    • Harkin
    • Hollings
    • Inouye
    • Johnson
    • Kennedy
    • Kerrey
    • Kerry
    • Kohl
    • Landrieu
    • Lautenberg
    • Leahy
    • Levin
    • Lieberman
    • Lincoln
    • Moynihan
    • Murray
    • Reed
    • Reid
    • Robb
    • Rockefeller
    • Sarbanes
    • Schumer
    • Torricelli
    • Wellstone
    • Wyden

      NOT VOTING--2

    • Allard
    • Mikulski

    The resolution (S. Res. 30), as amended, was agreed to.

       


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