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Where senators stand on flag amendment
By First Amendment Center Online staff

This chart shows an unofficial count of where the 100 U.S. senators stand on a law to pass a constitutional amendment that would give Congress the right to ban flag desecration. Sixty senators have co-sponsored such a bill or voted for it or both. Twenty-eight voted against a flag-amendment bill in 2000. The position of 12 senators is unknown. (Sources: Thomas: Legislative Information on the Internet; First Amendment Center Online staff)

Senator Co-sponsor Voted for in 2000 Voted against in 2000 Unknown
AKAKA, Daniel K. (D-HI)     X  
ALEXANDER, Lamar (R-TN) X      
ALLARD, Wayne (R-CO) X X    
ALLEN, George (R-VA) X      
BAUCUS, Max (D-MT) X X    
BAYH, Evan (D-IN)   X    
BENNETT, Robert F. (R-UT)     X  
BIDEN, Jr., Joseph R. (D-DE)     X  
BINGAMAN, Jeff (D-NM)     X  
BOND, Christopher S. (R-MO) X X    
BOXER, Barbara (D-CA)     X  
BROWNBACK, Sam (R-KS) X X    
BUNNING, Jim (R-KY) X X    
BURNS, Conrad R. (R-MT) X X    
BURR, Richard (R-NC) X      
BYRD, Robert C. (D-WV)     X  
CANTWELL, Maria (D-WA)       X
CARPER, Thomas R. (D-DE)       X
CHAFEE, Lincoln (R-RI)       X
CHAMBLISS, Saxby (R-GA) X      
CLINTON, Hillary Rodham (D-NY)       X
COBURN, Tom (R-OK) X      
COCHRAN, Thad (R-MS)   X    
COLEMAN, Norm (R-MN) X      
COLLINS, Susan M. (R-ME) X X    
CONRAD, Kent (D-ND)     X  
CORNYN, John (R-TX) X      
CORZINE, Jon S. (D-NJ)       X
CRAIG, Larry E. (R-ID) X X    
CRAPO, Mike (R-ID) X X    
DAYTON, Mark (D-MN)       X
DeMINT, Jim (R-SC) X      
DeWINE, Mike (R-OH) X X    
DODD, Christopher J. (D-CT)     X  
DOLE, Elizabeth (R-NC) X      
DOMENICI, Pete V. (R-NM) X X    
DORGAN, Byron L. (D-ND)     X  
DURBIN, Richard (D-IL)     X  
ENSIGN, John (R-NV) X      
ENZI, Michael B. (R-WY) X X    
FEINGOLD, Russell D. (D-WI)     X  
FEINSTEIN, Dianne (D-CA) X X    
FRIST, William H. (R-TN) X X    
GRAHAM, Lindsey (R-SC) X      
GRASSLEY, Charles (R-IA) X X    
GREGG, Judd (R-NH) X X    
HAGEL, Chuck (R-NE) X X    
HARKIN, Tom (D-IA)     X  
HATCH, Orrin G. (R-UT) X X    
HUTCHISON, Kay Bailey (R-TX) X X    
INHOFE, James M. (R-OK) X X    
INOUYE, Daniel K. (D-HI)     X  
ISAKSON, Johnny (R-GA)       X
JEFFORDS, James M. (I-VT)     X  
JOHNSON, Tim (D-SD) X X    
KENNEDY, Edward M. (D-MA)     X  
KERRY, John F. (D-MA)     X  
KOHL, Herb (D-WI)     X  
KYL, Jon (R-AZ) X X    
LANDRIEU, Mary L. (D-LA)   X    
LAUTENBERG, Frank R. (D-NJ)     X  
LEAHY, Patrick J. (D-VT)     X  
LEVIN, Carl (D-MI)     X  
LIEBERMAN, Joseph I. (D-CT)     X  
LINCOLN, Blanche L. (D-AR) X X    
LOTT, Trent (R-MS) X X    
LUGAR, Richard G. (R-IN) X X    
MARTINEZ, Mel (R-FL) X      
McCAIN, John (R-AZ) X X    
McCONNELL, Mitch (R-KY)     X  
MIKULSKI, Barbara A. (D-MD)     X  
MURKOWSKI, Lisa (R-AK)   X    
MURRAY, Patty (D-WA)     X  
NELSON, Bill (D-FL)       X
NELSON, E. Benjamin (D-NE) X      
OBAMA, Barack (D-IL)       X
PRYOR, Mark L. (D-AR)       X
REED, Jack (D-RI)     X  
REID, Harry (D-NV)   X    
ROBERTS, Pat (R-KS) X X    
ROCKEFELLER IV, John D. (D-WV)   X    
SALAZAR, Ken (D-CO)  X    
SANTORUM, Rick (R-PA) X X    
SARBANES, Paul S. (D-MD)     X  
SCHUMER, Charles E. (D-NY)     X  
SESSIONS, Jeff (R-AL) X X    
SHELBY, Richard C. (R-AL) X X    
SMITH, Gordon H. (R-OR)   X    
SNOWE, Olympia J. (R-ME) X X    
SPECTER, Arlen (R-PA) X X    
STABENOW, Debbie (D-MI)       X
STEVENS, Ted (R-AK) X X    
SUNUNU, John E. (R-NH) X      
TALENT, Jim (R-MO) X      
THOMAS, Craig (R-WY) X X    
THUNE, John (R-SD) X      
VITTER, David (R-LA) X      
VOINOVICH, George V. (R-OH)   X    
WARNER, John (R-VA) X X    
WYDEN, Ron (D-OR)     X  
TOTALS 53 8 (in addition to 35 current co-sponsors) 28 11


Related

Flag amendment may lack votes to pass Senate
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Opponents say amending Constitution unnecessary, noting flag-burning incidents are few and far between. 06.22.05



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