H.R. 9

House resolution urging the United States Congress to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against women. Adoption of the resolution.

Yeas, 116. Nays, 5. Absent, 28. House Journal 4/2/99.

Those who voted in the affirmative are:Those who voted in the negative are:Those absent with leave of the House and not voting are:
Alfano of Calais
Anderson of Woodstock
Angell of Randolph
Aswad of Burlington
Atkins of Winooski
Barbieri of Wallingford
Blanchard of Essex
Bourdeau of Hyde Park
Bouricius of Burlington
Brooks of Montpelier
Brown of Walden
Buckland of Newport Town
Carmolli of Rutland City
Clark of St. Johnsbury
Cleland of Northfield
Colvin of Bennington
Corren of Burlington
Crawford of Burke
Cross of Winooski
Dakin of Colchester
Darrow of Newfane
Darrow of Dummerston
Deen of Westminster
DePoy of Rutland City
Deuel of West Rutland
Dominick of Starksboro
Doyle of Richmond
Dunne of Hartland
Edwards of Swanton
Emmons of Springfield
Flory of Pittsford
Follett of Springfield
Fox of Essex
Freed of Dorset
Fyfe of Newport City
Gervais of Enosburg
Ginevan of Middlebury
Gray of Barre Town
Gretkowski of Burlington
Hathaway of Barton
Heath of Westford
Hingtgen of Burlington
Houston of Ferrisburg
Hudson of Lyndon
Hummel of Underhill
Johnson of Canaan
Jordan of Middlesex
Kainen of Hartford
Keenan of St. Albans City
Kehler of Pomfret
Kinsey of Craftsbury
Kitzmiller of Montpelier
Koch of Barre Town
Krasnow of Charlotte
Krawczyk of Bennington
Kreitzer of Rutland City
LaBarge of Grand Isle
Lafayette of Burlington
Larocque of Barnet
Larrabee of Danville
Lehman of Hartford
Lippert of Hinesburg
Little of Shelburne
Mackinnon of Sharon
Mallary of Brookfield
Marron of Stowe
Maslack of Poultney
Masland of Thetford
Mazur of South Burlington
Mazzariello of Rutland City
McNamara of Burlington
Milkey of Brattleboro
Miller of Shaftsbury
Milne of Washington
Molloy of Arlington
Moore of Rutland City
Morrissey of Bennington
Nitka of Ludlow
Nuovo of Middlebury
O'Donnell of Vernon
Osman of Plainfield
Palmer of Pownal
Paquin of Fairfax
Parizo of Essex
Partridge of Windham
Perry of Richford
Pike of Mendon
Postman of Brownington
Pugh of South Burlington
Quaid of Williston
Richardson of Weathersfield
Rivero of Milton
Rusten of Halifax
Schaefer of Colchester
Seibert of Norwich
Severance of Colchester
Sheltra of Derby
Smith of New Haven
Smith of Sudbury
Starr of Troy
Stevens of Newbury
Suchmann of Chester
Sullivan of Burlington
Sweaney of Windsor
Sweetser of Essex
Symington of Jericho
Tracy of Burlington
Vincent of Waterbury
Vinton of Colchester
Voyer of Morristown
Weiss of Northfield
Wheeler of Burlington
Winters of Williamstown
Wisell of Bristol
Woodward of Johnson
Zuckerman of Burlington
Barney of Highgate
Randall of Bradford
Sherman of St. Johnsbury
Willett of St. Albans City
Young of Orwell
Allard of St. Albans Town
Baker of West Rutland
Bristol of Brattleboro
Costello of Brattleboro
Flaherty of South Burlington
Helm of Castleton
Hoag of Woodford
Holmes of Bethel
Howrigan of Fairfield
Hube of Londonderry
Hyde of Fayston
Livingston of Manchester
McGrath of Ferrisburg
Metzger of Milton
Mullin of Rutland Town
Neiman of Georgia
Peaslee of Guildhall
Pembroke of Bennington
Poirier of Barre City
Pratt of Castleton
Robb of Swanton
Schiavone of Shelburne
Steele of Waterbury
Towne of Berlin
Valsangiacomo of Barre City
Waite of Pawlet
Westman of Cambridge
Wood of Brandon
Rep. Barney of Highgate, explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker: How many Representatives weren't here for this vote? All discrimination is wrong."

Rep. Kinsey of Craftsbury, explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker: My son is in Africa where many of these despicable things are going on. I would sign and carry any resolution, poster, or placard and march in any parade, to show my protest."

Rep. Randall of Bradford, explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker: I have been asked by members of this House what I was going to get into trouble today. I assure you I do not seek it out. I am not unaware of the justifiable emotional outrage that drives this resolution or of the political consequences of my vote. I regret the ill will that my vote on this resolution may cause. However, I will not shrink from being counted because my vote will be unpopular. It is not because I am unsympathetic to, or unmindful of, the deplorable fate under which the majority of the female gender is subjected to in the world today. It is indeed outrageous and deplorable. What I find objectionable to in this resolution is the power bestowed to the United Nations in order to carry out the intent of this resolution. It leads directly to one-world government. There is no checks and balances to one-world government. So one-world government ultimately is a formula for slavery for all. Mr. Speaker, I still do not accept the idea that doing something is better than doing nothing, regardless of the ultimate outcome. Because of this, I reluctantly had to vote no on this resolution."

Rep. Young of Orwell, explained his vote as follows:

"Mr. Speaker: Rest assured that I strongly support the fight against any type of discrimination but discrimination is discrimination regardless of where it happens or upon whom it is directed."