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Senate Roll Call to Open Deliberations on Witnesses

The Associated Press
Tuesday, January 26, 1999; 4:50 p.m. EST

The 58-41 roll call by which the Senate voted to reject a motion to open the debate on whether to authorize taking depositions of witnesses for the impeachment trial.

On this vote, a "yes" vote was a vote to open the debate and a "no" vote was a vote to keep it closed.

Voting "yes" were 38 Democrats and 3 Republicans Sens. Susan Collins (Maine); Arlen Specter (Pa.); and Kay Bailey Hutchison (Tex.). Voting "no" were 52 Republicans and 6 Democrats Sens. Blanche Lambert Lincoln (Ark.); Mary Landrieu (La.); John Kerry (Mass.); Max Baucus (Mont.); Robert Byrd (W.Va.); and Jay Rockefeller (W.Va.).

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) was not present for voting; she was hospitalized earlier in the day with the flu.

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions (R): No Sen. Richard Shelby (R): No
Alaska Sen. Frank Murkowski (R): No Sen. Ted Stevens (R): No
Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl (R): No Sen. John McCain (R): No
Arkansas Sen. Tim Hutchinson (R): No Sen. Blanche Lambert Lincoln (D): No
California Sen. Barbara Boxer (D): Yes Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D): Yes
Colorado Sen. Wayne Allard (R): No Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R): No
Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd (D): Yes Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D): Yes
Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden (D): Yes Sen. William Roth (R): No
Florida Sen. Bob Graham (D): Yes Sen. Connie Mack (R): No
Georgia Sen. Max Cleland (D): Yes Sen. Paul Coverdell (R): No
Hawaii Sen. Daniel Akaka (D): Yes Sen. Daniel Inouye (D): Yes
Idaho Sen. Larry Craig (R): No Sen. Mike Crapo (R): No
Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin (D): Yes Sen. Peter Fitzgerald (R): No
Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh (D): Yes Sen. Richard Lugar (R): No
Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley (R): No Sen. Tom Harkin (D): Yes
Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback (R): No Sen. Pat Roberts (R): No
Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning (R): No Sen. Mitch McConnell (R): No
Louisiana Sen. John Breaux (D): Yes Sen. Mary Landrieu (D): No
Maine Sen. Susan Collins (R): Yes Sen. Olympia Snowe (R): No
Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D): Not Voting Sen. Paul Sarbanes (D): Yes
Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy (D): Yes Sen. John Kerry (D): No
Michigan Sen. Spencer Abraham (R): No Sen. Carl Levin (D): Yes
Minnesota Sen. Rod Grams (R): No Sen. Paul Wellstone (D): Yes
Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran (R): No Sen. Trent Lott (R): No
Missouri Sen. John Ashcroft (R): No Sen. Christopher (Kit) Bond (R): No
Montana Sen. Max Baucus (D): No Sen. Conrad Burns (R): No
Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel (R): No Sen. Bob Kerrey (D): Yes
Nevada Sen. Richard Bryan (D): Yes Sen. Harry Reid (D): Yes
New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg (R): No Sen. Bob Smith (R): No
New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D): Yes Sen. Robert Torricelli (D): Yes
New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D): Yes Sen. Pete Domenici (R): No
New York Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D): Yes Sen. Charles Schumer (D): Yes
North Carolina Sen. John Edwards (D): Yes Sen. Jesse Helms (R): No
North Dakota Sen. Kent Conrad (D): Yes Sen. Byron Dorgan (D): Yes
Ohio Sen. Mike DeWine (R): No Sen. George Voinovich (R): No
Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe (R): No Sen. Don Nickles (R): No
Oregon Sen. Gordon Smith (R): No Sen. Ron Wyden (D): Yes
Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum (R): No Sen. Arlen Specter (R): Yes
Rhode Island Sen. John Chafee (R): No Sen. Jack Reed (D): Yes
South Carolina Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings (D): Yes Sen. Strom Thurmond (R): No
South Dakota Sen. Thomas Daschle (D): Yes Sen. Tim Johnson (D): Yes
Tennessee Sen. Bill Frist (R): No Sen. Fred Thompson (R): No
Texas Sen. Phil Gramm (R): No Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R): Yes
Utah Sen. Robert Bennett (R): No Sen. Orrin Hatch (R): No
Vermont Sen. James Jeffords (R): No Sen. Patrick Leahy (D): Yes
Virginia Sen. Charles Robb (D): Yes Sen. John Warner (R): No
Washington Sen. Slade Gorton (R): No Sen. Patty Murray (D): Yes
West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd (D): No Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D): No
Wisconsin Sen. Russell Feingold (D): Yes Sen. Herb Kohl (D): Yes
Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi (R): No Sen. Craig Thomas (R): No


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