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15-SR268 on Sep 24, 2015

Bill Sponsorship: S.R.268
Source: Senate Resolution proposed by 8 Senators
Senate Resolution 268 recognizes:
  • the scale and complexity of the Syrian refugee crisis and the need for the international community to work together to provide resources and capacity to aid refugees;
  • the humanitarian commitment of Syria's neighbors who have worked to absorb the vast majority of refugees, as well as the European nations who have made commitments to share in the refugee resettlement effort; and
  • that the refugee crisis is a symptom of the broader conflict in Syria, the persecution of persons based on identity groups, including Christians, Yezidis, Turkmen, and Kurds, and instability in the Middle East and North Africa, and that efforts to resolve those challenges are a necessary component of any plan to address the refugee crisis.
  • Welcomes the President's decision to admit at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, and to increase the overall number of refugees received by the United States to 85,000 in 2016 and 100,000 in 2017.

Opponents reasons for voting NAY: (Rep. Ross introductory remarks to opposing bill H.R.4025) "This legislation prohibits taxpayer dollars from being used to admit Syrian refugees to the United States. ISIS carried out a series of violent attacks in Paris, and reports have indicated at least one of the terrorists who committed these atrocities entered Europe by posing as a refugee fleeing Syria. These horrific attacks provide a warning of what can happen on American soil if we do not take appropriate and immediate action. Reliable intelligence about refugees from countries like Syria attempting to enter the United States is clearly unavailable. More than half of our country's governors have taken immediate action to prevent Syrian refugees from settling in their states. Our own intelligence community has expressed concerns about our capabilities to identify threats. The federal government has no greater responsibility than keeping Americans safe." Also see opposing viewpoint in House bill H.R.4031


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 14. Question 14: Support American Exceptionalism Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Immigration
  • Headline: Welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees now, and more later (Score: -2)
  • Headline 2: Welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees now, and more later (Score: -2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 5.
  • Headline: Welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees now, and more later (Answer: D)
  • Headline 2: Welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees now, and more later (Answer: D)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 5 on Foreign Policy: When you think about the US pursuing its interests abroad, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
    • A: The US should always act in its own interest regardless of what other countries think
    • B: The US should rarely listen to other countries
    • C: The US should listen to other countries more often than not
    • D: The US should always listen to other countries before pursuing its own interests
    • E: Unsure


  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 15-SR268

Richard Blumenthal s1oCT Democratic Sr SenatorSep 24, 2015
Barbara Boxer s1oCA Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2016)Sep 24, 2015
Dianne Feinstein s1oCA Democratic Sr SenatorSep 24, 2015
Amy Klobuchar s1oMN Democrat/DFL Sr SenatorSep 24, 2015
Ed Markey s1oMA Democratic ChallengerSep 24, 2015
Chris Murphy s1oConnecticut Democrat (Senate run 2012)Sep 24, 2015
Jeanne Shaheen s2pNH Democratic Sr Senator
Debbie Stabenow s1oMI Democratic Jr SenatorSep 24, 2015
Tom Udall s1oNew Mexico Democrat (Senate 2008)Sep 24, 2015



Republicans participating in 15-SR268



Independents participating in 15-SR268



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 9
Republicans: 0
Independents: 0


















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