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Sen Elizabeth Warren

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  • (D MA-Senior Seat)
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Afghanistan

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Arms sales

Issue Date Bill Outcome Vote Score
Tabling Vote to Block $1.15 Billion Arms Deal to Saudi Arabia (RC #145)
S.J.Res.39. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Chris Murphy (D-CT), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Al Franken (D-MN) introduced a joint resolution to block the sale of $1.15 billion worth of tanks and other military equipment to Saudi Arabia on account of the Kingdom’s indiscriminate bombing campaign in Yemen, which is responsible for roughly two-thirds of the civilian casualties in Yemen’s civil War. The vote was on a motion to table the resolution, or in other words to not vote on it, so Peace Action opposed the motion to table. Passed, 71-27.
Sep 21, 2016Agreed ToNaycheckmark
Blocking common sense arms control (RC #91)
Sen. Inhofe (R-OK) offered this amendment to prevent the US from entering into the Arms Trade Treaty. The treaty, which would help stop the spread of weapons to human rights abusers, had not yet been negotiated at the time of the vote. The US signed the treaty in September and it awaits ratification. Passed, 53-46.
Mar 23, 2013Agreed ToNaycheckmark

Climate change

Issue Date Bill Outcome Vote Score
Expressing the sense of Congress that climate change is real, and human activity significantly contributes to it (RC #12)
S.Amdt.58 to S.1. Sen. Brian Schatz’s (D-HI) amendment (requiring 60 votes to pass) to the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act would have expressed the sense of Congress that climate change is real and human activity significantly contributes to it. Failed, 50-49.
Jan 21, 2015RejectedYeacheckmark

Counterterrorism

Issue Date Bill Outcome Vote Score
Reaffirming the prohibition on torture (RC #209)
S.Amdt.1889 to H.R.1735. Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act reaffirmed the prohibition on torture. Passed, 78-21.
Jun 16, 2015Agreed ToYeacheckmark
Victory toward closing Guantanamo (RC #237)
In a stark shift from previous years, the Senate rejected Sen. Ayotte's (R-NH) amendment to prohibit detainee transfers from Guantanamo for the next year. This prohibition would have undercut plans to close the detention facility. Failed, 43-55.
Nov 19, 2013RejectedNaycheckmark

International cooperation

Issue Date Bill Outcome Vote Score
Blocking implementation of the UN Arms Trade Treaty prior to Senate ratification (RC #108)
S.Amdt.649 to S.Con.Res.11. Sen. James Inhofe’s (R-OK) amendment blocks funding for international organizations during implementation of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty until the treaty is ratified by the Senate with a two-thirds majority. Passed, 59-41.
Mar 26, 2015Agreed ToNaycheckmark

Iran

Issue Date Bill Outcome Vote Score
Undermining the Iran Nuclear Agreement by preventing the purchase of heavy water from Iran (RC #67)
S.Amdt.3878 to H.R.2028. Sen. Tom Cotton’s (R-AR) amendment was designed to undermine the Iran Nuclear Agreement by preventing the purchase of heavy water from Iran. Heavy water is one necessary component in the production of plutonium, which can be used to make a nuclear warhead. The vote (requiring 60 votes to pass) was on whether or not to end debate on the amendment and proceed to a vote on the amendment itself. Failed, 57-42.
May 11, 2016RejectedNaycheckmark
Ending debate and proceeding to vote on disapproval of the Iran Nuclear Agreement (RC #264)
S.Amdt.2640 to H.J.Res.61. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) amendment would have expressed Congress’ disapproval of the Iran Nuclear Agreement and prevented it from moving forward. The vote (requiring 60 votes to pass) was on whether or not to end debate on the amendment and proceed to a vote on the amendment itself. Failed, 58-42.
Sep 10, 2015RejectedNaycheckmark
Creating unattainable requirements for the Iran Nuclear Agreement to move forward (RC #168)
S.Amdt.1147 to H.R.1191. Sen. John Barrasso’s (R-WY) amendment to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act would have required a certification that Iran has not supported or carried out terrorist attacks against the U.S. or U.S. persons anywhere in the world. The inclusion of this amendment would have created an unattainable requirement for the Iran Nuclear Agreement to move forward. Imagine Iran’s parliament demanding an equally impossible-to-prove certification that the U.S. never helped overthrow Iran’s democratically elected leader Mohammad Mosaddegh. Failed, 45-54.
Apr 29, 2015RejectedNaycheckmark
Making the Iran Nuclear Agreement a treaty requiring Senate ratification (RC #167)
S.Amdt.1150 to H.R.1191. Sen. Ron Johnson’s (R-WI) amendment to the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act would have made the agreement a treaty requiring the approval of two-thirds of the Senate for it to take effect. This effectively would have made it impossible to implement the agreement given that every Republican in a Republican controlled Congress opposed the agreement. Failed, 39-57.
Apr 28, 2015RejectedNaycheckmark
Making it easier to go to war with Iran (RC #133)
The Senate unanimously passed this problematic bill expressing that the US should provide military, diplomatic and economic support if Israel were to attack Iran. Thanks to pressure from activists and concerned senators, the bill was amended in committee, but it still sends a dangerous message that undermines diplomacy. Passed, 99-0.
May 22, 2013Agreed ToYeaxmark

Iraq

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Nominations

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Confirming key nuclear negotiator in the State Department (RC #58)
Rose Gottemoeller played a leading role in negotiating the New START treaty to reduce US and Russian nuclear arsenals. Her support for reductions garnered major opposition from nuclear hawks, but the Senate overcame those obstacles to confirm Gottemoeller as undersecretary of State for arms control and international security. Passed, 58-42.
Mar 06, 2014ConfirmedYeacheckmark
Confirming Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary (RC #24)
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was subjected to a smear campaign during his nomination process, facing attacks for comments supporting smart policies like nuclear arsenal reductions and diplomacy with Iran. Despite these scare tactics, Hagel was confirmed, 58-41.
Feb 26, 2013ConfirmedYeacheckmark

Pentagon spending

Issue Date Bill Outcome Vote Score
National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 (RC #98)
S.2943. The FY 2017 NDAA includes incredibly problematic programs like Pentagon slush funds (namely the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) budget and the National Sea Based Deterrence Fund), the F-35 fighter jet, and the new nuclear cruise missile known as the Long Range Standoff Weapon (LRSO), among others. Passed, 85-13.
Jun 14, 2016PassedNaycheckmark
Adding $18 billion to the Pentagon budget (RC #96)
S.Amdt.4229 to S.2943. Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 would have added $18 billion to the Pentagon budget. The vote (requiring 60 votes to pass) was on whether or not to end debate on the amendment and proceed to a vote on the amendment itself. Failed, 56-42.
Jun 09, 2016RejectedNaycheckmark
National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016 (RC #215)
H.R.1735. The FY 2016 NDAA includes incredibly problematic programs like Pentagon slush funds (namely the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) budget and the National Sea Based Deterrence Fund), the F-35 fighter jet, and the new nuclear cruise missile known as the Long Range Standoff Weapon (LRSO), among others. Passed, 71-25.
Jun 18, 2015PassedNaycheckmark
National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015 (RC #101)
H.R.3979. The FY 2015 NDAA includes incredibly problematic programs like Pentagon slush funds (namely the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) budget and the National Sea Based Deterrence Fund), the F-35 fighter jet, and the new nuclear cruise missile known as the Long Range Standoff Weapon (LRSO), among others. Passed 59-38.
Apr 07, 2014PassedYeaxmark