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2007-SR211 on May 21, 2007

Bill Sponsorship: urging Venezuela to re-open dissident radio & TV stations
Source: Radio Caracas Resolution (S.RES.211)
  • WHEREAS for several months, the President of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, has been announcing over various media that he will not renew the current concession of the television station "Radio Caracas Televisión", also known as RCTV, which is set to expire on May 27, 2007, because of its adherence to an editorial stance different from his way of thinking;
  • WHEREAS President Chavez justifies this measure based on the alleged role RCTV played in the unsuccessful unconstitutional attempts in April 2002 to unseat President Chavez, under circumstances where there exists no filed complaint or judicial sentence that would sustain such a charge under Venezuelan law;
  • NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Senate--
  • (1) expresses its profound concern about the transgression against freedom of thought and expression that is being committed in Venezuela by the refusal of the President Hugo Chavez to renew the concession of RCTV
  • (2) strongly encourages the Organization of American States to respond appropriately, with full consideration of the necessary institutional instruments, to such transgression.


  • Topic: Foreign Policy
  • Headline: Urge Venezuela to re-open dissident radio & TV stations

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Democrats participating in 2007-SR211

Hillary Clinton s1oNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State 
Chris Dodd s1oCT Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Ted Kennedy s1oMA Democratic Senator (until 2009) 
Bill Nelson s1oFL Democratic Sr Senator 
Barack Obama s1oIL Former Democratic Senator (until 2008) 



Republicans participating in 2007-SR211

Norm Coleman s1oMN Former Republican Senator; lost court battle, 2009 
Chuck Hagel s1oNE Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
Johnny Isakson s1oGA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Richard Lugar s1pIN Republican Sr Senator 
John McCain s1oAZ Republican Sr Senator 
John Sununu s1oNew Hampshire Republican 



Independents participating in 2007-SR211

Joe Biden s1oDE Vice President 
Mel Martinez s1oFL Former GOP Senator (resigned 2009); previously HUD Secy. 



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 5
Republicans: 6
Independents: 2


















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