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07-SJR16 on Jun 14, 2007

Signature Legislation: extending trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy
Source: S.J.RES.16
A joint resolution approving the renewal of import restrictions contained in the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003. The original act sanctioned the ruling military junta, and recognized the National League of Democracy as the legitimate representative of the Burmese people.

Legislative Outcome: Related bills: H.J.RES.44, H.J.RES.93, S.J.RES.41; became Public Law 110-52.

  • Topic: Free Trade
  • Headline: Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy
  • Headline 2: Extend trade restrictions on Burma to promote democracy

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Democrats participating in 07-SJR16

Rob Andrews s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Howard Berman s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Jeff Bingaman s2oNM Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Earl Blumenauer s2oOregon Democrat 
Barbara Boxer s2oCA Democratic Jr Senator 
Sherrod Brown s2oOH Democratic Sr Senator 
Maria Cantwell s2oWA Democratic Jr Senator 
Michael Capuano s2oMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009) 
Hillary Clinton s2oNY Former Democratic Senator (NY); now Secretary of State 
Steve Cohen s2oTennessee Democrat 
Joseph Crowley s2oNew York Democrat 
Peter Defazio s2oOregon Democrat 
Rosa DeLauro s2oConnecticut Democrat 
Richard Durbin s2oIL Democratic Sr Senator 
Russell Feingold s2oPOTUS Democrat 
Dianne Feinstein s2oCA Democratic Sr Senator 
Barney Frank s2oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Charles Gonzalez s2oTexas Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Luis Gutierrez s2oIllinois Democrat 
Tom Harkin s2oIA Democratic Jr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Ruben Hinojosa s2oTexas Democrat 
Rush Holt s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Ted Kennedy s2oMA Democratic Senator (until 2009) 
John Kerry s2oMA Democratic Sr Senator 
Amy Klobuchar s2oMN Democrat/DFL Sr Senator 
Herbert Kohl s2oWI Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Mary Landrieu s2oLA Democratic Sr Senator 
James Langevin s2oRhode Island Democrat 
Tom Lantos s1iCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2008) 
Frank Lautenberg s2oNJ Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Patrick Leahy s2oVT Democratic Sr Senator 
Zoe Lofgren s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Carolyn Maloney s2oNew York Democrat/Liberal 
Claire McCaskill s2oMO Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor 
Betty McCollum s2oMinnesota Democrat 
Jim McGovern s2oMassachusetts Democrat 
Robert Menendez s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Barbara Mikulski s2oMD Democratic Sr Senator 
James Moran s2oVirginia Democrat 
Patty Murray s2oWA Democratic Sr Senator 
Barack Obama s2oIL Former Democratic Senator (until 2008) 
John Olver s2oMassachusetts Democrat (Retiring 2012) 
Donald Payne s2oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012) 
Harry Reid s2oNV Democratic Sr Senator 
Ken Salazar s2oCO Former Democratic Senator (entered Cabinet, 2009) 
Jan Schakowsky s2oIllinois Democrat 
Adam Schiff s2oCalifornia Democrat 
Charles Schumer s2oNY Democratic Sr Senator 
Albio Sires s2oNew Jersey Democrat 
Vic Snyder s2oArkansas Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Arlen Specter s2oPA Former Democratic incumbent (elected as Republican) 
Debbie Stabenow s2oMI Democratic Jr Senator 
Jon Tester s2oMT Democratic Jr Senator 
Diane Watson s2oCalifornia Former Democrat (until 2010) 
Peter Welch s2oVermont Democrat 
Sheldon Whitehouse s2oRI Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general 
Ron Wyden s2oOR Democratic Sr Senator 
Albert Wynn s2oMaryland Democrat (Unseated 2008) 

Republicans participating in 07-SJR16

Lamar Alexander s2oTN Republican Sr Senator 
Wayne Allard s2oCO Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
Robert Bennett s2oUT Former Republican Senator 
Sam Brownback s2oKS Republican Governor 
Jim Bunning s2oKY Republican Jr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Richard Burr s2oNC Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative 
Dan Burton s2oIndiana Republican (Retiring 2012) 
Saxby Chambliss s2oGA Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Tom Coburn s2oOK Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Thad Cochran s2oMS Republican Sr Senator 
Norm Coleman s2oMN Former Republican Senator; lost court battle, 2009 
Susan Collins s2oME Republican Sr Senator 
John Cornyn s2oTX Republican Sr Senator 
Pete Domenici s2oNM Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
John Ensign s2oNV Republican Jr Senator 
Chuck Hagel s2oNE Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
Kay Bailey Hutchison s2oTX Republican Sr Senator (Retiring) 
Johnny Isakson s2oGA Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative 
Peter King s2oNew York Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life 
Mark Kirk s2oIL Republican Jr Senator 
Jon Kyl s2oAZ Republican Jr Senator (Retiring) 
Trent Lott s2oMS Former Republican Senator (MS, 1989-2007) 
Richard Lugar s2oIN Republican Sr Senator 
Donald Manzullo s2oIllinois Republican (Lost 2012 Primary) 
John McCain s2oAZ Republican Sr Senator 
Mitch McConnell s1iKY Republican Sr Senator 
Thad McCotter s2oMichigan Republican 
Lisa Murkowski s2oAK Republican Sr Senator 
Mike Pence s2oIN Republican Governor 
Joseph Pitts s2oPennsylvania Republican 
Dana Rohrabacher s2oCalifornia Republican 
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen s2oFlorida Republican 
Christopher Shays s2oConnecticut Republican (Unseated 2008) 
Gordon Harold Smith s2oOR Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2008) 
Olympia Snowe s2oME Republican Sr Senator 
Ted Stevens s2oAK Former Republican Sr Senator 
John Sununu s2oNew Hampshire Republican 
Tom Tancredo s2oColorado Republican Governor challenger 
George Voinovich s2oOH Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Frank Wolf s2oVirginia Republican 

Independents participating in 07-SJR16

Joe Biden s2oDE Vice President 
Elizabeth Dole s2oNC Former Cabinet Member (Labor Sec'y) and Senator 
Joseph Lieberman s2oCT Independent Sr Senator; Gore's VP nominee (Retiring) 
Mel Martinez s2oFL Former GOP Senator (resigned 2009); previously HUD Secy. 
Bernie Sanders s2oVermont Independent 

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 58
Republicans: 40
Independents: 5

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