1997 – The U.S. Senate ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention. The global treaty banned the development, production, storage and use of chemical weapons


Following is the 74-26 roll-call by which the Senate today approved the Chemical Weapons Convention. Voting ”yes” were 29 Republicans and 45 Democrats. Voting ”no” were 26 Republicans.

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REPUBLICANS YES

Abraham, Mich.; Chafee, R.I.; Coats, Ind.; Cochran, Miss.; Collins, Maine; D’Amato, N.Y.; DeWine, Ohio; Domenici, N.M.; Enzi, Wyo.; Frist, Tenn.; Gorton, Wash.; Gregg, N.H.; Hagel, Neb.; Hatch, Utah; Jeffords, Vt.; Lott, Miss.; Lugar, Ind.; McCain, Ariz.; McConnell, Ky.; Murkowski, Alaska; Roberts, Kan.; Roth, Del.; Santorum, Pa.; G. Smith, Ore.; Snowe, Maine; Specter, Pa.; Stevens, Alaska; Thomas, Wyo.; Warner, Va.

REPUBLICANS NO

Allard, Colo.; Ashcroft, Mo.; Bennett, Utah; Bond, Mo.; Brownback, Kan.; Burns, Mont.; Campbell, Colo.; Coverdell, Ga.; Craig, Idaho; Faircloth, N.C.; Gramm, Texas; Grams, Minn.; Grassley, Iowa; Helms, N.C.; Hutchinson, Ark.; Hutchison, Tex.; Inhofe, Okla.; Kempthorne, Idaho; Kyl, Ariz.; Mack, Fla.; Nickles, Okla.; Sessions, Ala.; Shelby, Ala.; B. Smith, (N.H.; Thompson, Tenn.; Thurmond, S.C.

DEMOCRATS YES

Akaka, Hawaii; Baucus, Mont.; Biden, Del.; Bingaman, N.M.; Boxer, Calif.; Breaux, La.; Bryan, Nev.; Bumpers, Ark.; Byrd, W.Va.; Cleland, Ga.; Conrad, N.D.; Daschle, S.D.; Dodd, Conn.; Dorgan, N.D.; Durbin, Ill.; Feingold, Wisc.; Feinstein, Calif.; Ford, Ky.; Glenn, Ohio; Graham, Fla.; Harkin, Ill.; Hollings, S.C.; Inouye, Hawaii; Johnson, S.D.; Kennedy, Mass.; Kerrey, Neb.; Kerry, Mass.; Kohl, Wisc.; Landrieu, La.; Lautenberg, N.J.; Leahy, Vt.; Levin, Mich.; Lieberman, Conn.; Mikulski, Md.; Moseley-Braun, Ill.; Moynihan, N.Y.; Murray, Wash.; Reed, R.I.; Reid, Nev.; Robb, Va.; Rockefeller, W.Va.; Sarbanes, Md.; Torricelli, N.J.; Wellstone, Minn.; Wyden, Ore.

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