Senate Passes Iran Sanctions Act

(May 22, 1998)


In an effort to prevent foreign companies from helping Iran to develop and build new missiles, the House passed the Iran Missile Proliferation Sanctions Act (IMPSA) by a vote of 90-4 with 6 members absent. The measure is designed to close loopholes in existing counterproliferation laws and impose sanctions on foreign companies that provide missile technology to Iran. It is particularly aimed at preventing Russia from continuing to provide support to Iran for its ballistic missile programs. The House passed an identical bill on June 9, 1998, by a vote of 392-22.

Yes (90)

Spencer Abraham (R-MI)
Daniel Akaka (D-HI)
Wayne Allard (R-CO)
John Ashcroft (R-MO)
Max Baucus (D-MT)
Robert Bennett (R-UT)
Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
Christopher Bond (R-MO)
Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
John Breaux (D-LA)
Sam Brownback (R-KS)
Richard Bryan (D-NV)
Conrad Burns (R-MT)
Robert Byrd (D-WV)
Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-CO)
Max Cleland (D-GA)
Dan Coats (R-IN)
Thad Cochran (R-MS)
Susan Collins (R-ME)
Kent Conrad (D-ND)
Paul Coverdell (R-GA)
Larry Craig (R-ID)
Alfonse D'Amato (R-NY)
Tom Daschle (D-SD)
Mike DeWine (R-OH)
Christopher Dodd (D-CT)
Pete Domenici (R-NM)
Byron Dorgan (D-ND)
Richard Durbin (D-IL)
Michael Enzi (R-WY)

Lauch Faircloth (R-NC)
Russ Feingold (D-WI)
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Bill Frist (R-TN)
John Glenn (D-OH)
Slade Gorton (R-WA)
Bob Graham (D-FL)
Phil Gramm (R-TX)
Rod Grams (R-MN)
Charles Grassley (R-IA)
Judd Gregg (R-NH)
Chuck Hagel (R-NE)
Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Tom Harkin (D-IA)
Jesse Helms (R-NC)
Ernest Hollings (D-SC)
Tim Hutchinson (R-AR)
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)
James Inhofe (R-OK)
James Jeffords (R-VT)
Tim Johnson (D-SD)
Dirk Kempthorne (R-ID)
Bob Kerrey (D-NE)
John Kerry (D-MA)
Herbert Kohl (D-WI)
Jon Kyl (R-AZ)
Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Pat Leahy (D-VT)
Carl Levin (D-MI)

Joseph Lieberman (D-CT)
Trent Lott (R-MS)
Connie Mack (R-FL)
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)
Carol Moseley-Braun (D-IL)
Daniel Moynihan (D-NY)
Patty Murray (D-WA)
Don Nickles (R-OK)
Jack Reed (D-RI)
Harry Reid (D-NV)
Chuck Robb (D-VA)
Pat Roberts (R-KS)
William Roth (R-DE)
Rick Santorum (R-PA)
Paul Sarbanes (D-MD)
Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
Richard Shelby (R-AL)
Bob Smith (R-NH)
Gordon Smith (R-OR)
Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
Arlen Specter (R-PA)
Ted Stevens (R-AK)
Craig Thomas (R-WY)
Fred Thompson (R-TN)
Strom Thurmond (R-SC)
Bob Torricelli (D-NJ)
John Warner (R-VA)
Paul Wellstone (D-MN)
Ron Wyden (D-OR)

No (4)

Joseph Biden (D-DE)
John Chafee (R-RI)
Richard Lugar (R-IN)
John Rockefeller (D-WV)