St. Louis Public Radio News
4:27 pm
Fri October 11, 2002

Roll Call on Iraq Resolution

AP/KWMU – Most area lawmakers voted in favor of giving President Bush the power to launch an attack against Iraq yesterday.

In the House, two area Democrats, William Lacy Clay of St. Louis and Jerry Costello of Belleville, were the only St. Louis area Representatives to vote against the resolution.

Republicans Todd Akin, JoAnn Emerson, and John Shimkus voted for it. House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, Illinois' David Phelps, and Democratic candidate for Governor Rod Blagojevich were among the few Democrats supporting the resolution.

In the U.S. Senate, Illinois' Peter Fitzgerald, as well as Missouri Senators Jean Carnahan and Kit Bond all voted for the resolution. Democrat Dick Durbin, of Illinois, voted "no."

Here is how lawmakers from Missouri and Illinois voted on the Iraq resolution yesterday. St. Louis area Representatives are in bold.

U.S. House

*** Missouri ***
Democrats
William Lacy Clay - NO
Dick Gephardt - YES

Karen McCarthy - NO
Ike Skelton - YES

Republicans
Todd Akin - YES
Roy Blunt - YES
Jo Ann Emerson - YES
Sam Graves - YES
Kenny Hulshof - YES

*** Illinois ***
Democrats
Rod Blagojevich - YES
Jerry Costello - NO
Danny Davis - NO
Lane Evans - NO
Luis Gutierrez - NO
Jesse Jackson, Jr. - NO
Bill Lipinski - NO
David Phelps - YES
Bobby Rush - NO
Jan Schakowsky - NO

Republicans
Judy Biggert - YES
Phil Crane - YES
Dennis Hastert - YES
Henry Hyde - YES
Mark Kirk - YES
Timothy Johnson - YES
Ray LaHood - YES
Don Manzullo - YES
John Shimkus - YES
Jerry Weller - YES

U.S. Senate

*** Missouri ***
Kit Bond (R) - YES
Jean Carnahan (R) - YES

*** Illinois ***
Dick Durbin (D) - NO
Peter Fitzgerald (R) - YES