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We Won: US Senate Votes to Welcome Refugees

On January 20, Democrats in the Senate blocked a vote on H.R. 4038, the so-called SAFE Act. This dangerous bill would have prevented innocent Syrian and Iraqi refugees from entering the United States. The US Senate wisely chose to offer refuge to people fleeing persecution, torture, and terror. Instead of politics-as-usual, America showed the world that a welcoming America is a strong America.

Learn how your Senators voted below, then call the Capitol and say thank you to those who voted “Nay”: (202) 224-3121.

Vote Key:

Yea: Voted FOR advancing the SAFE Act and against welcoming refugees
Nay: Voted AGAINST advancing the SAFE Act and in favor of welcoming refugees

Not Voting: Did not vote

Votes By State

Alabama: Sessions (R-AL), Yea. Shelby (R-AL), Yea

Alaska: Murkowski (R-AK), Yea. Sullivan (R-AK), Yea

Arizona: Flake (R-AZ), Yea. McCain (R-AZ), Yea

Arkansas: Boozman (R-AR), Yea. Cotton (R-AR), Yea

California: Boxer (D-CA), Nay. Feinstein (D-CA), Nay

Colorado: Bennet (D-CO), Nay. Gardner (R-CO), Yea

Connecticut: Blumenthal (D-CT), Nay. Murphy (D-CT), Nay

Delaware: Carper (D-DE), Nay. Coons (D-DE), Nay

Florida: Nelson (D-FL), Nay. Rubio (R-FL), Yea

Georgia: Isakson (R-GA), Yea. Perdue (R-GA), Yea

Hawaii: Hirono (D-HI), Nay. Schatz (D-HI), Nay

Idaho: Crapo (R-ID), Yea. Risch (R-ID), Yea

Illinois: Durbin (D-IL), Nay. Kirk (R-IL), Yea

Indiana: Coats (R-IN), Yea. Donnelly (D-IN), Nay

Iowa: Ernst (R-IA), Yea. Grassley (R-IA), Yea

Kansas: Moran (R-KS), Yea. Roberts (R-KS), Yea

Kentucky: McConnell (R-KY), Yea. Paul (R-KY), Yea

Louisiana: Cassidy (R-LA), Yea. Vitter (R-LA), Yea

Maine: Collins (R-ME), Yea. King (I-ME), Nay

Maryland: Cardin (D-MD), Nay. Mikulski (D-MD), Nay

Massachusetts: Markey (D-MA), Nay. Warren (D-MA), Nay

Michigan: Peters (D-MI), Nay. Stabenow (D-MI), Nay

Minnesota: Franken (D-MN), Nay. Klobuchar (D-MN), Nay

Mississippi: Cochran (R-MS), Yea. Wicker (R-MS), Yea

Missouri: Blunt (R-MO), Yea. McCaskill (D-MO), Nay

Montana: Daines (R-MT), Yea. Tester (D-MT), Nay

Nebraska: Fischer (R-NE), Yea. Sasse (R-NE), Yea

Nevada: Heller (R-NV), Yea. Reid (D-NV), Nay

New Hampshire: Ayotte (R-NH), Yea. Shaheen (D-NH), Nay

New Jersey: Booker (D-NJ), Nay. Menendez (D-NJ), Nay

New Mexico: Heinrich (D-NM), Nay. Udall (D-NM), Nay

New York: Gillibrand (D-NY), Nay. Schumer (D-NY), Nay

North Carolina: Burr (R-NC), Yea. Tillis (R-NC), Yea

North Dakota: Heitkamp (D-ND), Yea. Hoeven (R-ND), Yea

Ohio: Brown (D-OH), Nay. Portman (R-OH), Yea

Oklahoma: Inhofe (R-OK), Yea. Lankford (R-OK), Yea

Oregon: Merkley (D-OR), Nay. Wyden (D-OR), Nay

Pennsylvania: Casey (D-PA), Nay. Toomey (R-PA), Yea

Rhode Island: Reed (D-RI), Nay. Whitehouse (D-RI), Nay

South Carolina: Graham (R-SC), Not Voting. Scott (R-SC), Yea

South Dakota: Rounds (R-SD), Yea. Thune (R-SD), Yea

Tennessee: Alexander (R-TN), Yea. Corker (R-TN), Yea

Texas: Cornyn (R-TX), Yea. Cruz (R-TX), Yea

Utah: Hatch (R-UT), Yea. Lee (R-UT), Yea

Vermont: Leahy (D-VT), Nay. Sanders (I-VT), Not Voting

Virginia: Kaine (D-VA), Nay. Warner (D-VA), Nay

Washington: Cantwell (D-WA), Nay. Murray (D-WA), Nay

West Virginia: Capito (R-WV), Yea. Manchin (D-WV), Yea

Wisconsin: Baldwin (D-WI), Nay. Johnson (R-WI), Yea

Wyoming: Barrasso (R-WY), Yea. Enzi (R-WY), Yea

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