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    where your senators stand:


    • Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)*
    • Carl Levin (D-Mich)*
    • Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii)
    • Mark Begich (D-Alaska)*
    • Barbara Boxer (D-Calif)
    • Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)*
    • Roland Burris (D-Ill.)*
    • Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.)
    • Robert Casey (D-Pa.)*
    • Kent Conrad (D-N.D.)
    • Chris Dodd (D-Conn.)
    • Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.)
    • Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)*
    • Russ Feingold (D-Wis.)
    • Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.)*
    • Tom Harkin (D-Iowa)*
    • Dan Inouye (D-Hawaii)*
    • Tim Johnson (D-S.D.)
    • Ted Kaufman (D-Del.)*
    • John Kerry (D-Mass.)
    • Richard Lugar (R-Ind.)
    • Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)*
    • Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.)*
    • Patty Murray (D-Wash.) *
    • Bill Nelson (D-Fl.)*
    • Mark Pryor (D-Ark.)
    • Jack Reed (D-R.I.)*
    • Harry Reid (D-Nev.)
    • Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)*
    • Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)*
    • Mark Udall (D-Co.)*
    • Tom Udall (D-N.M.)*
    • Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)*
    • Jim Webb (D-Va.)*
    * Cosponsor


  • Evan Bayh (D-Ind.)
  • Scott Brown (R-Mass.)
  • Ben Cardin (D-Md.)
  • Mary Landrieu (D-La.)
  • Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.)
  • Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.)
  • Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)
  • Jon Tester (D-Mont.)


  • John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)
  • Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.)
  • Kay Hagan (D-N.C.)
  • Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)
  • Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)
  • Ben Nelson (D-Neb.)
  • John Rockefeller (D-W.V.)
  • Arlen Specter (D-Pa.)
  • Mark Warner (D-Va.)


  • Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)
  • Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)
  • David Vitter (R-La.)


  • Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)
  • Max Baucus (D-Mont.)
  • Bob Bennett (R-Utah)
  • Michael Bennet (D-Colo.)
  • Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.)
  • Kit Bond (R-Mo.)
  • Sam Brownback (R-Kan.)
  • Richard Burr (R-N.C.)
  • Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.)
  • Thomas Carper (D-Del.)
  • Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.)
  • Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)
  • Susan Collins (R-Maine)
  • John Cornyn (R-Tex.)
  • Mike Crapo (D-Idaho)
  • Jim DeMint (R-S.C.)
  • Al Franken (D-Minn.)
  • Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)
  • Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.)
  • Dan Inouye (D-Hawaii)
  • Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.)
  • Herb Kohl (D-Wis.)
  • Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.)
  • Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)
  • George LeMieux (R-Fl.)
  • Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.)
  • Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
  • John McCain (R-Ariz.)
  • Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
  • Jim Risch (R-Idaho)
  • Pat Roberts (R-Kan.)
  • Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.)
  • Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)
  • Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)
  • Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) 
  • Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.)
  • George Voinovich (R-Ohio)
  • Ron Wyden (D-Or.)


  • Judd Gregg (R-N.H.)
  • Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.)

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The Senate bill passed on May 20 without the Merkley-Levin amendment. Your calls worked -- we built enough support to pass the amendment! But in the last two days before the bill passed, Republicans blocked a vote on it twice. We never even got a vote!

But your calls still helped shape the bill. You prevented any weakening of the current language, which was a real danger on the Senate floor. The current language gives regulators authority to write rules that would bar the same risky trading targeted by the Merkley-Levin amendment (the amendment would have made the rule mandatory rather than just giving regulators discretion). Thanks again, and you should be proud!


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