Background Checks for Gun Purchases

Thưa quí Anh, Chị,

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

This is how our senators voted yesterday on the Expand Background Check for Gun Purchases.

Unlike our senators, we are not hostages of lobbyists. So, the next time we cast our votes, let's choose according to our conscience.

Nguyễn Quyền Tài

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/04/17/senate-roll-call-vote-gun-background-checks/2091625/


A look at how each senator voted on the Manchin-Toomey amendment to expand background checks for gun purchases. The measure fell short of the 60 votes needed to move forward.
Yeas (54)
Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.
Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif.
Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio
Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.
Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md.
Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del.
Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine
Sen. Christopher Coons, D-Del.
Sen. William "Mo" Cowan, D-Mass.
Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind.
Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C.
Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa
Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M.
Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii
Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D.
Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine
Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.
Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.
Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md.
Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.
Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.
Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I.
Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D.N.H.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.
Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont.
Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.
Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo.
Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M.
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.
Nays (46)
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.
Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.
Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont.
Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska
Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo.
Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark.
Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.
Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind.
Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.
Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss.
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas
Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas
Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.
Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa
Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.
Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev.
Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.
Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla.
Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.
Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb.
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis.
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah
Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.
Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio
Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark.
Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.*
Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho
Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.
Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala.
Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.
Sen. David Vitter, R-La.
Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.
*Reid voted no as a procedural move so that he would retain the ability under Senate rules to bring up the measure again should supporters believe they've mustered enough votes to secure passage.
Source: U.S. Senate