|58 for profiteering||50 against profiteering|
Ben Nelson (D-NE)
Bill Nelson (D-FL)
This is based on the senate votes on the following four amendments:
Sen. Byron Dorgan's 6/14/06 amendment:
"To improve Federal contracting and procurement by eliminating fraud and abuse and improving competition in contracting and procurement and by enhancing administration of Federal contracting personnel."
Sen. Byron Dorgan's 11/9/05 and [reintroduced on] 6/16/06 amendments:
"To establish a special committee of the Senate to investigate the awarding and carrying out of contracts to conduct activities in Afghanistan and Iraq and to fight the war on terrorism."
Sen. Patrick Leahy's 6/14/04 amendment on "War Profiteering Prevention":
"To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit profiteering and fraud relating to military action, relief, and reconstruction." The amendment, among other things, creates a "new criminal penalty for war profiteering" with "up to twenty years in prison and a fine not to exceed the greater of $1 million or twice the amount of any illegal gross profits."
* NOTE: Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-RI) is not listed above. He voted against creating stiff penalties for war profiteering, but for a special investigation (Sen. Dorgan's 11/9/05 and 6/16/06 amendments).