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Jim Dexter on Homeland Security


Voted YES on adopting the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

Adoption of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty would ban nuclear weapons testing six months after ratification by the 44 nations that have nuclear power plants or nucelar research reactors.

Dexter says, "We pretty much know how our weapons will perform without a mont"

Status: Resolution of Ratification Rejected Y)48; N)51; P)1

Reference: Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty; Bill Treaty Document #105-28 ; vote number 1999-325 on Oct 13, 1999

Voted NO on cutting nuclear weapons below START levels.

The Kerrey (D-NE) amdt would strike bill language requiring that U.S. strategic nuclear forces remain at START I levels through the end of fiscal 2000 unless Russia ratified START II.

Dexter says, "Unilateral disarmament is always foolish idea. One of the reasons that good fences make good neighbors is that in Robert Frost's New England, stone and slate fences were also a pile of projectiles at the border. This time let's be second to move."

Status: Motion to Table Agreed to Y)56; N)44

Reference: Motion to table Kerrey Amdt #395; Bill S. 1059 ; vote number 1999-149 on May 26, 1999

Voted YES on prohibiting same-sex basic training.

Byrd Amdt (D-WV) that would prohibit same-sex military barracks and basic training.

Dexter says, "This is a no-brainer. It is also NOT an international issue... unless, of course, you're referring to our troops serving under UN command. :-( We must not continue the mistakes the Clintons foisted on our military."

Status: Amdt Rejected Y)39; N)53; NV)8

Reference: Byrd Amdt #3011; Bill S. 2057 ; vote number 1998-180 on Jun 25, 1998

Voted YES on favoring 36 vetoed military projects.

Overturning line-item vetoes of 36 military projects vetoed by President Clinton.

Dexter says, "A conditional "yes."

Status: Bill Passed Y)69; N)30; NV)1

Reference: Line Item Veto Cancellation bill; Bill S. 1292 ; vote number 1997-287 on Oct 30, 1997

Voted YES on banning chemical weapons.

Approval of the chemical weapons ban.

Dexter says, "Any nation that resorts to using chemical weapons, especially against civilians, should be held accountable at a war crimes trial."

Status: Resolution of Ratification Agreed to Y)74; N)26

Reference: Resolution of ratification of the Chemical (Comprehensive) Weapons (Convention) Ban; Bill S. Res. 75 ; vote number 1997-51 on Apr 24, 1997

Voted YES on 1996 Defense Appropriations.

Approval of the 1996 Defense Appropriations bill.

Dexter says, "Even though it was inadequate, something is always better tha"

Status: Bill Passed Y)62; N)35; NV)3

Reference: Defense Approps Bill FY 96; Bill S. 1087 ; vote number 1995-397 on Sep 5, 1995

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