Climate Citizens

UPDATED: 16 Nov 2009

With the House climate bill already passed, all eyes are now on the Senate. Will there be 60 “yes” votes for climate legislation, enough to overcome a filibuster?

Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) have proposed their climate bill, the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act (S. 1733), and other senators are talking about ways to amend it.  How do your senators plan to vote?  Write them and ask (here’s a sample letter), then tell us what you find out.

Grist has put together a breakdown of who’s likely to support and oppose a climate bill, and the many senators sitting on the fence (see the groupings below). And we’ve done profiles of many senators and their climate stances (see the links at right).

But we need your help to gather string and keep this info up to date. Tell us what you know.

Likely Supporters (40)

Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii)
Michael Bennet (D-Colo.)
Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.)
Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.)
Roland Burris (D-Ill.)
Ben Cardin (D-Md.)
Thomas R. Carper (D-Del.)
Robert Casey (D-Pa.)
Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.)
Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)
Russ Feingold (D-Wis.)
Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)
Al Franken (D-Minn.)
Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)
Kay Hagan (D-N.C.)
Tom Harkin (D-Iowa)
Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii)
Ted Kaufman (D-Del.)
John Kerry (D-Mass.)
Paul Kirk (D-Mass.)
Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)
Herb Kohl (D-Wis.)
Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.)
Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)
Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.)
Bob Menendez (D-N.J.)
Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)
Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.)
Patty Murray (D-Wash.)
Bill Nelson (D-Fla.)
Jack Reed (D-R.I.)
Harry Reid (D-Nev.)
Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)
Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.)
Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)
Mark Udall (D-Colo.)
Tom Udall (D-N.M.)
Mark Warner (D-Va.)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)
Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

Likely Opponents (30)

Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)
John Barrasso (R-Wyo.)
Robert Bennett (R-Utah)
Kit Bond (R-Mo.)
Jim Bunning (R-Ky.)
Richard Burr (R-N.C.)
Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.)
Thad Cochran (R-Miss.)
Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)
John Cornyn (R-Texas)
Mike Crapo (R-Idaho)
Jim DeMint (R-S.C.)
John Ensign (R-Nev.)
Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.)
Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)
Orrin Hatch (R-Utah)
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas)
Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.)
Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.)
Mike Johanns (R-Neb.)
Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.)
Richard Lugar (R-Ind.)
Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
Ben Nelson (D-Neb.)
Jim Risch (R-Idaho)
Pat Roberts (R-Kan.)
Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.)
Richard Shelby (R-Ala.)
John Thune (R-S.D.)
David Vitter (R-La.)
Roger Wicker (R-Miss.)

Undecided/Unknown (29)

Max Baucus (D-Mont.)
Evan Bayh (D-Ind.)
Mark Begich (D-Alaska)
Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
Sam Brownback (R-Kan.)
Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.)
Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.)
Susan Collins (R-Maine)
Kent Conrad (D-N.D.)
Bob Corker (R-Tenn.)
Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.)
Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)
Judd Gregg (R-N.H.)
Tim Johnson (D-S.D.)
Mary Landrieu (D-La.)
George LeMieux (R-Fla.)
Carl Levin (D-Mich.)
Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.)
John McCain (R-Ariz.)
Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.)
Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
Mark Pryor (D-Ark.)
Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.)
Olympia Snowe (R-Maine)
Arlen Specter (D-Pa.)
Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.)
Jon Tester (D-Mont.)
George Voinovich (R-Ohio)
Jim Webb (D-Va.)

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