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  by  Chris Chmielenski

Congress passed a Continuing Resolution on Thursday night to fund the federal government through Jan. 19 WITHOUT an amnesty for young-adult illegal aliens despite a months-long push by dozens of Democrats and Republicans to do so, and despite threats by many to shut down the government if it didn't happen.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made one last attempt on Thursday by going before the House Rules Committee and urging it to allow a vote on an amendment that would have added the Dream Act to the spending bill. The Committee voted against her, and the bill managed to pass both Chambers of Congress with support from both Democrats and Republicans.

Republicans needed votes from at least 12 Senate Democrats and/or Independents to pass the CR. They got 18 of the 48.

Of the 18, eight are among 10 Democrats up for re-election in 2018 in states that Trump won. (Only Sens. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin of those states voted No.)

Most of the other Democrats who voted for the CR are members of the Senate Appropriations Committee or represent states with a large number of federal workers and, therefore, didn't want to be held responsible for shutting down the government.

Republican Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Rand Paul of Kentucky voted against the bill, but they have a history of voting against spending bills. Their votes had nothing to do with DACA.

Senators Johnny Isakson of Georgia and John McCain of Arizona were not present due to illness.

Here's how all Senators voted:

Murkowski (R-AK) YES
Sullivan (R-AK) YES

Shelby (R-AL) YES
Strange (R-AL) YES

Boozman (R-AR) YES
Cotton (R-AR) YES

Flake (R-AZ) YES

Feinstein (D-CA) NO
Harris (D-CA) NO

Bennet (D-CO) NO
Gardner (R-CO) YES

Blumenthal (D-CT) NO
Murphy (D-CT) NO

Carper (D-DE) YES
Coons (D-DE) YES

Nelson (D-FL) YES
Rubio (R-FL) YES

Perdue (R-GA) YES

Hirono (D-HI) NO
Schatz (D-HI) NO

Ernst (R-IA) YES
Grassley (R-IA) YES

Crapo (R-ID) YES
Risch (R-ID) YES

Duckworth (D-IL) NO
Durbin (D-IL) NO

Donnelly (D-IN) YES
Young (R-IN) YES

Moran (R-KS) YES
Roberts (R-KS) YES

McConnell (R-KY) YES
Paul (R-KY) NO

Cassidy (R-LA) YES
Kennedy (R-LA) YES

Markey (D-MA) NO
Warren (D-MA) NO

Cardin (D-MD) NO
Van Hollen (D-MD) NO

Collins (R-ME) YES
King (I-ME) YES

Peters (D-MI) YES
Stabenow (D-MI) YES

Franken (D-MN) NO
Klobuchar (D-MN) NO

Blunt (R-MO) YES
McCaskill (D-MO) YES

Cochran (R-MS) YES
Wicker (R-MS) YES

Daines (R-MT) YES
Tester (D-MT) YES

Burr (R-NC) YES
Tillis (R-NC) YES

Heitkamp (D-ND) YES
Hoeven (R-ND) YES

Fischer (R-NE) YES
Sasse (R-NE) YES

Hassan (D-NH) YES
Shaheen (D-NH) YES

Booker (D-NJ) NO
Menendez (D-NJ) NO

Heinrich (D-NM) YES
Udall (D-NM) YES

Cortez Masto (D-NV) NO
Heller (R-NV) YES

Gillibrand (D-NY) NO
Schumer (D-NY) NO

Brown (D-OH) NO
Portman (R-OH) YES

Inhofe (R-OK) YES
Lankford (R-OK) YES

Merkley (D-OR) NO
Wyden (D-OR) NO

Casey (D-PA) NO
Toomey (R-PA) YES

Reed (D-RI) NO
Whitehouse (D-RI) NO

Graham (R-SC) YES
Scott (R-SC) YES

Rounds (R-SD) YES
Thune (R-SD) YES

Alexander (R-TN) YES
Corker (R-TN) YES

Cornyn (R-TX) YES
Cruz (R-TX) YES

Hatch (R-UT) YES
Lee (R-UT) NO

Kaine (D-VA) YES
Warner (D-VA) YES

Leahy (D-VT) YES
Sanders (I-VT) NO

Cantwell (D-WA) NO
Murray (D-WA) NO

Baldwin (D-WI) NO
Johnson (R-WI) YES

Capito (R-WV) YES
Manchin (D-WV) YES

Barrasso (R-WY) YES
Enzi (R-WY) YES

CHRIS CHMIELENSKI is the Director of Content & Activism for NumbersUSA


Updated: Fri, Jan 5th 2018 @ 11:30am EST

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