The 63-to-31 vote by which the Senate yesterday confirmed Edwin Meese III as attorney general:

Republicans for (48): Abdnor (S.D.), Andrews (N.D.), Armstrong (Colo.), Boschwitz (Minn.), Chafee (R.I.), Cochran (Miss.), Cohen (Maine), D'Amato (N.Y.), Danforth (Mo.), Denton (Ala.), Dole (Kan.), Domenici (N.M.), Durenberger (Minn.), Evans (Wash.), Gorton (Wash.), Gramm (Tex.), Grassley (Iowa), Hatch (Utah), Hatfield (Ore.), Hawkins (Fla.), Hecht (Nev.), Heinz (Pa.), Helms (N.C.), Kassebaum (Kan.), Kasten (Wis), Laxalt (Nev.), Lugar (Ind.), Mathias (Md.), Mattingly (Ga.), McClure (Idaho), McConnell (Ky.), Murkowski (Alaska), Nickles (Okla.), Packwood (Ore.), Pressler (S.D.), Quayle (Ind.), Roth (Del.), Rudman (N.H.), Simpson (Wyo.), Specter (Pa.), Stafford (Vt.), Symms (Idaho), Thurmond (S.C.), Trible (Va.), Wallop (Wyo.), Warner (Va.), Weicker (Conn.) and Wilson (Calif.).

Democrats for (15): Bentsen (Tex.), Boren (Okla.), Burdick (N.D.), DeConcini (Ariz.), Exon (Neb.), Ford (Ky.), Heflin (Ala.), Hollings (S.C.), Inouye (Hawaii), Johnston (La.), Long (La.), Matsunaga (Hawaii), Pell (R.I.), Stennis (Miss.) and Zorinsky (Neb.).

Democrats against (31): Baucus (Mont.), Biden (Del.), Bingaman (N.M.), Bradley (N.J.), Bumpers (Ark.), Byrd (W.Va.), Cranston (Calif.), Dixon (Ill.), Dodd (Conn.), Eagleton (Mo.), Glenn (Ohio), Gore (Tenn.), Harkin (Iowa), Hart (Colo.), Kennedy (Mass.), Kerry (Mass.), Lautenberg (N.J.), Leahy (Vt.), Levin (Mich.), Melcher (Mont.), Metzenbaum (Ohio), Mitchell (Maine), Moynihan (N.Y.), Nunn (Ga.), Proxmire (Wis.), Pryor (Ark.), Riegle (Mich.), Rockefeller (W.Va.), Sarbanes (Md.), Sasser (Tenn.) and Simon (Ill.).

Absent and not voting (6): Chiles (D-Fla.), East (R-N.C.), Garn (R-Utah), Goldwater (R-Ariz.), Humphrey (R-N.H.) and Stevens (R-Alaska.).