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Senate Bill 2690 Overview

I. Summary
II. Vote Summary
III. Vote Totals
IV. Related Links

I. Summary

Sen. Tim Hutchinson, Republican from Arkansas, introduced Senate Bill 2690 on June 27, 2002 reaffirming the reference to “one Nation, under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. This bill passed in the Senate by a roll call vote. The Bill was later approved by the House on Oct. 8, 2002 and became Public Law No: 107-293 on Nov. 13, 2002.

See the full text of Senate Bill 2690 (PDF)


II. Vote Summary

S. 2690 passed the Senate on June 27, 2002 with:   Ayes Nays Absent
  • 99 Ayes
Democrat 50 0 0
  • 0 Nays
Republican 48 0 1
  • 1 Absent
Independent 1 0 0

III. Vote Totals

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Senator’s Name State Party Vote
Daniel Akaka HI Democrat Aye
Wayne Allard CO Republican Aye
George Allen VA Republican Aye
Max Baucus MT Democrat Aye
Evan Bayh IN Democrat Aye
Robert Bennett UT Republican Aye
Joseph Biden DE Democrat Aye
Jeff Bingaman NM Democrat Aye
‘Kit’ Bond MO Republican Aye
Barbara Boxer CA Democrat Aye
John Breaux LA Democrat Aye
Sam Brownback KS Republican Aye
Jim Bunning KY Republican Aye
Conrad Burns MT Republican Aye
Robert Byrd WV Democrat Aye
Ben Campbell CO Republican Aye
Maria Cantwell WA Democrat Aye
Jean Carnahan MO Democrat Aye
Thomas Carper DE Democrat Aye
Lincoln Chafee RI Republican Aye
J. Maxwell Cleland GA Republican Aye
Hillary Clinton NY Democrat Aye
Thad Cochran MS Republican Aye
Susan Collins ME Republican Aye
Gaylord Conrad ND Democrat Aye
Jon Corzine NJ Democrat Aye
Larry Craig ID Republican Aye
Michael Crapo ID Republican Aye
Tom Daschle SD Democrat Aye
Mark Dayton MN Democrat Aye
Mike DeWine OH Republican Aye
Christopher Dodd CT Democrat Aye
Pete Domenici NM Republican Aye
Byron Dorgan ND Democrat Aye
Richard Durbin IL Democrat Aye
John Edwards NC Democrat Aye
John Ensign NV Republican Aye
Michael Enzi WY Republican Aye
Russell Feingold WI Democrat Aye
Dianne Feinstein CA Democrat Aye
Peter Fitzgerald IL Republican Aye
Bill Frist TN Republican Aye
Bob Graham FL Democrat Aye
Phil Gramm TX Republican Aye
Charles Grassley IA Republican Aye
Judd Gregg NH Republican Aye
‘Chuck’ Hagel NE Republican Aye
Tom Harkin IA Democrat Aye
Orrin Hatch UT Republican Aye
Jesse Helms NC Republican Absent
Senator’s Name State Party Vote
Ernest Hollings SC Democrat Aye
Tim Hutchinson AR Republican Aye
Kay Hutchison TX Republican Aye
James Inhofe OK Republican Aye
Daniel Inouye HI Democrat Aye
Jim Jeffords VT Independent Aye
Tim Johnson SD Democrat Aye
‘Ted’ Kennedy MA Democrat Aye
John Kerry MA Democrat Aye
Herb Kohl WI Democrat Aye
Jon Kyl AZ Republican Aye
Mary Landrieu LA Democrat Aye
Patrick Leahy VT Democrat Aye
Carl Levin MI Democrat Aye
Joe Lieberman CT Democrat Aye
Blanche Lincoln AR Democrat Aye
Trent Lott MS Republican Aye
Richard Lugar IN Republican Aye
John McCain AZ Republican Aye
Mitch McConnell KY Republican Aye
Barbara Mikulski MD Democrat Aye
Zell Miller GA Republican Aye
Frank Murkowski AK Republican Aye
Patty Murray WA Democrat Aye
Ben Nelson NE Democrat Aye
Bill Nelson FL Democrat Aye
Don Nickles OK Republican Aye
John Reed RI Democrat Aye
Harry Reid NV Democrat Aye
Pat Roberts KS Republican Aye
John Rockefeller WV Democrat Aye
Rick Santorum PA Republican Aye
Paul Sarbanes MD Democrat Aye
‘Chuck’ Schumer NY Democrat Aye
Jefferson Sessions AL Republican Aye
Richard Shelby AL Republican Aye
Bob Smith NH Republican Aye
Gordon Smith OR Republican Aye
Olympia Snowe ME Republican Aye
Arlen Specter PA Republican Aye
Debbie Ann Stabenow MI Democrat Aye
Ted Stevens AK Republican Aye
Criag Thomas WY Republican Aye
Fred Thompson TN Republican Aye
Strom Thurmond SC Republican Aye
Robert Torricelli NJ Democrat Aye
George Voinovich OH Republican Aye
John Warner VA Republican Aye
Paul Wellstone MN Democrat Aye
Ron Wyden OR Democrat Aye


IV. Related Links

1. Read the full text of Senate Bill 2690 (PDF)

2. Examine the House vote on S. 2690.

3. Research Congressional Actions on the Pledge of Allegiance.

4. Pledge of Allegiance History 1887-Today