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First NameLast NamePartyStateOpposed/Silent/Support on Trump EOStatementStatement LinkReelection YearAddressPhone NumberEmail/Contact FormPreviously Stated Position on Muslim BanExcerptLinkDate
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LamarAlexanderRTNOpposed"This vetting proposal itself needed more vetting. More scrutiny of those traveling from war-torn countries to the United States is wise. But this broad and confusing order seems to ban legal, permanent residents with ‘green cards,’ and might turn away Iraqis, for example, who were translators and helped save lives of American troops and who could be killed if they stay in Iraq. And while not explicitly a religious test, it comes close to one which is inconsistent with our American character.”
http://www.alexander.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/pressreleases?ID=C007E222-C999-4341-AB41-7E5A2A752F50
2020455 Dirksen Senate Office Building202-224-4944https://www.alexander.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/emailOpposed“The idea of a religious test is not consistent with my idea of what it means to be an American, and is not consistent with the principle of the free exercise of religion guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution,” said Alexander, a Maryville Republican.http://archive.commercialappeal.com/news/national/alexander-rejects-trumps-call-to-ban-muslims-from-entering-us-2668550c-772a-6ba9-e053-0100007f162c-360977561.html12/8/2015
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TammyBaldwinDWIOpposedWelcoming refugees strengthens America's connection with freedom, the foundation of who we are as a people.https://twitter.com/SenatorBaldwin/status/825414025873862656717 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-5653https://www.baldwin.senate.gov/feedback
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JohnBarrassoRWYDisapproves of religious test and making troops less safe“America has long needed to tighten the vetting process for those seeking to come here. However, a religious test or ban is against everything our country stands for. We need to remember that some of our best sources of information that keeps our nation and our troops safe comes from our Muslim friends and allies.”https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/01/29/heres-where-republicans-stand-on-president-trumps-controversial-travel-ban/?utm_term=.4891670703aa2018307 Dirksen Senate Office Building202-224-6441https://www.barrasso.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-formNo comment on GOP positionhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-barrasso-donald-trump-muslim-ban_us_574b0294e4b03ede441512e75/29/2016
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MichaelBennetDCOOpposedRefugee EO will harm our natl security, undermine our values, & marks a significant departure from our history of welcoming those in need.https://twitter.com/SenBennetCO/status/825140252947918848458 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-5852www.bennet.senate.gov/?p=contact
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RichardBlumenthalDCTOpposedStanding w/ @MayorBronin, immigration&refugee advocates, &Muslim-Americans against Trump’s divisive&destructive immigration agendahttps://twitter.com/SenBlumenthal/status/825038759594962946724 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-2823https://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/contact/
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RoyBluntRMOPro-EO but does not support a travel ban on Muslims“He is doing what he told the American people he would do. I would not support a travel ban on Muslims; I do support increased vetting on people applying to travel from countries with extensive terrorist ties or activity. These seven countries meet that standard. Our top priority should be to keep Americans safe.”https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/01/29/heres-where-republicans-stand-on-president-trumps-controversial-travel-ban/?utm_term=.c2c8671d1efa2022260 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-5721www.blunt.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-royLeaning opposedU.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, discussed the issue during a conference call with Missouri reporters on Wednesday, his spokesman Brian Hart said. "I think it is a mistake anytime we walk away from religious freedom in this country," Blunt said.http://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/local/trump-s-proposed-ban-on-muslim-immigrants-sparks-reaction-among/article_631247ae-a170-11e5-a5e9-bf5c15b34941.html12/14/2015
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CoryBookerDNJOpposedThis Executive Order violates our values and assaults our moral standing as a nation. I will fight this, we must fight this.https://twitter.com/CoryBooker/status/8254586460752404481 Russell Courtyard202-224-3224https://www.booker.senate.gov/?p=contact
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JohnBoozmanRARMixed Response; supportive of the intent of the EO"Protecting our national security must be a top priority. Our intelligence community and citizens in communities across Arkansas and the United States lack confidence in the programs we use to vet refugees fleeing from persecution and war-torn countries like Syria. We need reasonable measures that allow us to evaluate safety checks for people coming into our country. I have great confidence in Secretary Kelly and look forward to working with him to secure our borders. This is best achieved by working with Congress and the appropriate agencies to alleviate unintended consequences."http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2017/01/30/cotton-and-boozman-back-trumps-travel-ban2022320 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-4843https://www.boozman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactOpposedBoozman said that he disagreed with Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims visiting the country, saying the United States has been working with Muslim countries like Jordan and needs their continued support.http://talkbusiness.net/2016/08/sen-boozman-trumps-comments-on-slain-soldier-out-of-line-dismisses-russia-reference-as-tongue-in-cheek/8/2/2016
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SherrodBrownDOHOpposedLong twitter statementhttps://twitter.com/SenSherrodBrown/status/825431416984977409713 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-2315http://www.brown.senate.gov/contact/
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RichardBurrRNCSilent2022217 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-3154https://www.burr.senate.gov/contact/emailOpposedBurr said, “In Iraq we had Iraqi interpreters that served with U.S. troops, in Afghanistan the same. Many lost their lives or were injured. Out of the last five coalition battles around the world, only three countries have been at our side every step of the way. One was the United Arab Emirates. How do you tell the Bahrain pilots that fly, the Saudi pilots pilots that fly the Emirates pilots, you’re good enough to fight against ISIL but not good enough to come in the United States. Huge mistake. I think that this sends the wrong message to people that have to be part of our partnership for a solution. And does serve as fuel — I’m not concern not about international I’m concerned about radicalization here, from people who are already in the United States that does tend to fuel.”http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/12/13/gop-sen-burr-barring-muslims-from-u-s-would-be-a-huge-mistake/12/13/2015
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MariaCantwellDWAOpposedActions by the administration that discriminate on basis of religion or country of origin betray our tradition of diversity & acceptance + "President Trump’s discriminatory anti-refugee and anti-immigrant executive orders hurt U.S. national interests #NoBanNoWall"https://twitter.com/SenatorCantwell/status/825483696518086656311 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-3441http://www.cantwell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-maria
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BenCardinDMDOpposedI call upon @POTUS to rescind his ExecOrder before it does any more damage to our national security or endangers the lives of Americanshttps://twitter.com/SenatorCardin/status/825470940599447552509 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-4524http://www.cardin.senate.gov/contact/
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TomCarperDDEOpposedMake no mistake, I'm against the #MuslimBan and I'm going to fight with all of my might against ithttps://twitter.com/SenatorCarper/status/825452001114873856513 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-2441www.carper.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-senator-carper
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BobCaseyDPAOpposedLong twitter threadhttps://twitter.com/SenBobCasey/status/825353891139186688 …393 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-6324https://www.casey.senate.gov/contact/
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BillCassidyRLAHas Reservations about EO“I am pleased to see that this order is being refined to address this, and I look forward to it being further refined."https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/01/29/heres-where-republicans-stand-on-president-trumps-controversial-travel-ban/?utm_term=.4891670703aa2020703 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-5824https://www.cassidy.senate.gov/contact
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ThadCochranRMSSilent as of 1/30 8 PM2020113 Dirksen Senate Office Building202-224-5054https://www.cochran.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-me
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SusanCollinsRMEOpposed“The worldwide refugee ban set forth in the executive order is overly broad and implementing it will be immediately problematic,”https://bangordailynews.com/2017/01/28/politics/collins-king-pingree-denounce-trumps-immigrant-ban-poliquin-noncommittal/413 Dirksen Senate Office Building202-224-2523www.collins.senate.gov/contact
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ChrisCoonsDDEOpposed...We are a nation of immigrants that has tried to lead by example. But today the world is seeing an America that is returning to the politics of exclusion based on religion or nationalist. I'm angered and saddened by President Trump's decision to sign an executive order that seems intenteded to make a point, not to make us safe. The executive orders by this preseident that exceed his authority can and should be challenges, as were the executive orders of previous presidents of both parties.https://t.co/LMprxzfM4A127A Russell Senate Office Building202-224-5042https://www.coons.senate.gov/contact
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BobCorkerRTNHas Reservations about EO“We all share a desire to protect the American people, but this executive order has been poorly implemented, especially with respect to green card holders. The administration should immediately make appropriate revisions, and it is my hope that following a thorough review and implementation of security enhancements that many of these programs will be improved and reinstated.”https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/01/29/heres-where-republicans-stand-on-president-trumps-controversial-travel-ban/?utm_term=.4891670703aa2018425 Dirksen Senate Office Building202-224-3344https://www.corker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/emailmeOpposed“these recent comments are completely counter to the values and principles of our great nation.”http://archive.commercialappeal.com/news/national/alexander-rejects-trumps-call-to-ban-muslims-from-entering-us-2668550c-772a-6ba9-e053-0100007f162c-360977561.html12/8/2015
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JohnCornynRTXWaPo reports no position taken as of 1/30 6:30 PM2020517 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-2934https://www.cornyn.senate.gov/contact
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CatherineCortez MastoDNVOpposedLong statement - See FB linkhttps://www.facebook.com/SenatorCortezMasto/posts/13132037720566932022522 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-3542www.cortezmasto.senate.gov/content/contact-senator
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TomCottonRARPro-EOTweeted that Muslim ban is fake news, and that it's nearly impossible for Christians to get Refugee status also perWaPo: “It's simply wrong to call the president’s executive order concerning immigration and refugees ‘a religious test’ of any kind. I doubt many Arkansans or Americans more broadly object to taking a harder look at foreigners coming into our country from war-torn nations with known terror networks; I think they’re wondering why we don’t do that already.”https://twitter.com/TomCottonAR/status/8254604939681095682020255 Dirksen Senate Office Building202-224-2353http://www.cotton.senate.gov/?p=contact
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MichaelCrapoRIDPro-EO but against repercussions for green card holders.“I fully agree with the President’s intention to improve security at our borders and more fully vet those entering our country. That said, the way this order is implemented in the coming days and weeks may change as we’ve already seen unintended consequences for holders of legal green cards and others who were initially detained. I respect the differing viewpoints on Idahoans on the issue and ask for patience as we work through the plans needed to ensure our long-term safety.”http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article129514754.html2022239 Dirksen Senate Office Building202-224-6142http://www.crapo.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm
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TedCruzRTXPro-EO"In contrast to the hysteria and mistruths being pushed by the liberal media, President Trump’s executive order implements a four-month pause in refugee admissions so that stronger vetting procedures can be put in place. This is a commonsense step that the American people overwhelmingly support."https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/01/29/heres-where-republicans-stand-on-president-trumps-controversial-travel-ban/?utm_term=.c2c8671d1efa2018185 Dirksen Senate Office Building202-224-5922http://www.cruz.senate.gov/?p=email_senator
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SteveDainesRMTPro-EO"We are at war with Islamic extremists and anything less than 100 percent verification of these refugees’ backgrounds puts our national security at risk. We need to take the time to examine our existing programs to ensure terrorists aren't entering our country. The safety of U.S. citizens must be our number one priority.”https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/01/29/heres-where-republicans-stand-on-president-trumps-controversial-travel-ban/?utm_term=.c2c8671d1efa2020511 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-2651https://www.daines.senate.gov/connect/email-steve
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JoeDonnellyDINOpposedWe can make our country even safer and do so in a way that is consistent with our values. The executive order that was signed yesterday by President Trump is not one of those ways.https://twitter.com/SenDonnelly/status/825391567099850752720 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-4814https://www.donnelly.senate.gov/contact/email-joe
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TammyDuckworthDILOpposedBlocking perm US residents&babies entry because of where they're from is not the American way&it doesn't make us safer. #muslimban must end.524 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-2854https://www.duckworth.senate.gov/content/contact-senator
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RichardDurbinDILOpposedIt's clear these executive orders were slapped together without a plan to implement them—I call on @POTUS to end these cruel policies nowhttps://twitter.com/SenatorDurbin/status/825517850609725440711 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-2152https://www.durbin.senate.gov/contact/
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MichaelEnziRWYSilent as of 1/30 8 PM2020379A Russell Senate Office Building202-224-3424http://www.enzi.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact?p=e-mail-senator-enzi
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JoniErnstRIAHas Reservations about EO“With respect to the President’s Executive Order, there must be more clarity surrounding the order’s implementation. In our efforts to protect our nation from ISIS, we also must ensure we are not inadvertently penalizing our allies in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism — especially those who have supported U.S. military efforts in Iraq.”https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/01/29/heres-where-republicans-stand-on-president-trumps-controversial-travel-ban/?utm_term=.4891670703aa2020111 Russell Senate Office Building
202-224-3254https://www.ernst.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
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DianneFeinsteinDCAOpposedThere is no legitimate reason to ban refugees—the vast majority of whom are women and children who have experienced absolute horror. I very much regret that the president has chosen this dark path for our country.https://twitter.com/SenFeinstein/status/825141796078485504331 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-3841https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
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DebFischerRNESilent as of 1/30 8 PM2018383 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-6551http://www.fischer.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
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JeffFlakeRAZOpposedPresident Trump and his administration are right to be concerned about national security, but it’s unacceptable when even legal permanent residents are being detained or turned away at airports and ports of entry. Enhancing long term national security requires that we have a clear-eyed view of radical Islamic terrorism without ascribing radical Islamic terrorist views to all Muslims.https://medium.com/@JeffFlake/president-trump-and-his-administration-are-right-to-be-concerned-about-national-security-but-its-ebc9d0f71c45#.c2y7b0e49368 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-4521https://www.flake.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-jeff
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AlFrankenDMNOpposed...President Trump's has made it a top priority to tear families apart. It's disgraceful, and it's not who we are as a nation. And I'm going to do everything I can to fight this.https://t.co/uOYAX7ZqeR309 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-5641https://www.franken.senate.gov/?p=contact
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CoryGardnerRCOOpposed"While I am supportive of strengthening our screening processes and securing our borders, a blanket travel ban goes too far. I also believe that lawful residents of the United States should be permitted to enter the country. I urge the Administration to take the appropriate steps to fix this overly broad executive order.”
http://www.9news.com/mb/news/local/politics/bennet-on-refugee-executive-orders/394263446
2020730 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-5941https://www.gardner.senate.gov/contact-cory/email-cory
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KirstenGillibrandDNYOpposedOur diversity is what makes us strong. I'll continue to stand with immigrant & refugee families and I'll fight in the Senate to protect themhttps://twitter.com/SenGillibrand/status/825147428676464641478 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-4451http://www.gillibrand.senate.gov/contact/
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LindseyGrahamRSCOpposedU.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released the following statement today on the President’s executive order on immigration:

“Our government has a responsibility to defend our borders, but we must do so in a way that makes us safer and upholds all that is decent and exceptional about our nation.

“It is clear from the confusion at our airports across the nation that President Trump’s executive order was not properly vetted. We are particularly concerned by reports that this order went into effect with little to no consultation with the Departments of State, Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security.

“Such a hasty process risks harmful results. We should not stop green-card holders from returning to the country they call home. We should not stop those who have served as interpreters for our military and diplomats from seeking refuge in the country they risked their lives to help. And we should not turn our backs on those refugees who have been shown through extensive vetting to pose no demonstrable threat to our nation, and who have suffered unspeakable horrors, most of them women and children.

“Ultimately, we fear this executive order will become a self-inflicted wound in the fight against terrorism. At this very moment, American troops are fighting side-by-side with our Iraqi partners to defeat ISIL. But this executive order bans Iraqi pilots from coming to military bases in Arizona to fight our common enemies. Our most important allies in the fight against ISIL are the vast majority of Muslims who reject its apocalyptic ideology of hatred. This executive order sends a signal, intended or not, that America does not want Muslims coming into our country. That is why we fear this executive order may do more to help terrorist recruitment than improve our security.”
http://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=587F2A2D-8A47-48F7-9045-CF30F0A778892020290 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-5972https://www.lgraham.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-senator-grahamOpposed"To all of our Muslim friends throughout the world…I am sorry," Graham said. "[Trump] does not represent us."http://www.nbcnews.com/video/lindsey-graham-banning-muslims-worst-possible-thing-a-politician-could-do-651388995891
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ChuckGrassleyRIA"Unclear" per WaPo - tweeted about sports.“The goals of the Executive Order are commendable, and something President Trump promised during the campaign, but implementation will be key to ensuring the bad guys are kept out while remaining a welcoming nation to people of all backgrounds and religions.”https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/01/29/heres-where-republicans-stand-on-president-trumps-controversial-travel-ban/?utm_term=.c2c8671d1efa2022135 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-3744http://www.grassley.senate.gov/contact
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KamalaHarrisDCAOpposedRefugees don't make us less safe; they enrich our communities. I have seen refugees in California become business owners in Sacramento and students in Los Angeles developing cutting-edge research, all in the pursuit of contributing to a country that bravely opened its doors in their hour of need. We can’t turn our backs on them.https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/825396519423586304112 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-3553https://www.harris.senate.gov/content/contact-senator
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MaggieHassanDNHOpposedPresident Trump’s executive action imposing a religious test on entry into the United States runs counter to the fundamental values that make America the greatest country on earth. It will also make us less safe. We must always be working to strengthen the vetting process for all entryways into the United States, but discriminating against individuals on the basis of their religion will only harm our national security interests.https://twitter.com/SenatorHassan/status/825431574367834113144 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-3324https://www.hassan.senate.gov/content/contact-senator
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OrrinHatchRUTNeutral"The present geopolitical situation in the war-torn Middle East presents a number of difficult questions regarding the intersection of our efforts to protect Americans from the threat of terrorism and our legal and moral obligations to help the innocent victims of these terrible conflicts. In particular, as a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I am acutely aware that many of my own ancestors in not-too-distant-past were themselves refugees, religious minorities driven from their homes and who undertook a long and dangerous journey to build a new life in a distant land.

President Trump has described the motivation of his recent order as a means '[t]o temporarily reduce investigative burdens on relevant agencies.' In this spirit, I strongly urge the new administration to move quickly to tailor its policy on visa issuance as narrowly as possible, delivering on our security needs while reducing unnecessary burdens on the vast majority of visa-seekers that present a promise - not a threat - to our nation. Doing so as expeditiously as possible will achieve our shared goals of keeping the country we love both safe and free, a beacon of justice to the world."
https://twitter.com/SenOrrinHatch/status/825534216645509121104 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-5251http://www.hatch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact?p=Email-Orrin
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MartinHeinrichDNMOpposedWe are not a country that discriminates based on how you pray. We are not a nation that turns our back on the innocent victims of terrorism or the allies who risked their own lives so that American soldiers might live.https://twitter.com/MartinHeinrich/status/825488111173918721702 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-5521http://www.heinrich.senate.gov/contact
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HeidiHeitkampDNDOpposed"We must continue to be the country that opens doors for those seeking opportunity and refuge, just as it did for the generations of family members who came before us. We must never take for granted the opportunities we have by closing those doors to others seeking the same hope for a better future. We must be America."https://www.facebook.com/SenatorHeidiHeitkamp/posts/13219023644997932018502 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-2043http://www.heitkamp.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
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DeanHellerRNVOpposedSeries of four tweets:

"I share the President's desire to protect our nation from harm.I agree that better vetting and border protection measures are necessary(1/4)"
"That's why I support the thorough vetting of individuals entering our country. However, I am deeply troubled by the appearance of (2/4)"
"religious ban. The use of an overly broad executive order is not the way to strengthen national security. (3/4)"
"I encourage the Administration to partner with Congress to find a solution. (4/4)"
https://twitter.com/SenDeanHeller/status/8259036702608015402018324 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-6244http://www.heller.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form
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MazieHironoDHIOpposed"It’s despicable that President Trump chose Holocaust Remembrance Day to issue yet another executive order that exploits fear of refugees and immigrants. This is wrong. I will continue to fight the President’s extreme, knee jerk actions that divide our country. #RefugeesWelcome"https://twitter.com/maziehirono/status/825124910959849473330 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-6361www.hirono.senate.gov/contact
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JohnHoevenRNDSilent as of 1/30 8 PM2022338 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-2551http://www.hoeven.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-the-senator
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JamesInhofeROKSupports EO"Follows through on campaign promise..." "Not a muslim ban..." https://twitter.com/jiminhofe/status/8261101266712002612020205 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-4721www.inhofe.senate.gov/contact
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JohnnyIsaksonRGAHas Reservations about EO as implemented"I do think in the case of the immigration issue that the mandate over the weekend was not very well vetted and the people designed to carry out the mandate didn’t know what the mandate was, and when asked some of the questions it didn’t sound like the White House knew what it was exactly. They’ve amended it a couple times already. You need to be very careful when you’re issuing executive orders or passing laws that you vet them all the way through the system so you can carry them out once they’re in place.”https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/01/29/heres-where-republicans-stand-on-president-trumps-controversial-travel-ban/?utm_term=.4891670703aa2022131 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-3643https://www.isakson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-me
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RonJohnsonRWISilent as of 1/30 8 PM2022328 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-5323https://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-the-senator
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TimKaineDVAOpposedI am appalled by the cruelty the Trump Administration has demonstrated over the past 24 hours. By indefinitely suspending the Syrian refugee program and imposing a religious test at our borders, he has defied everything our nation stands for. He's also weakened our national security by empowering ISIL's narrative that the West is at war with Islam and encouraging the listed countries to further cooperate with adversaries like Russia and Iran. For decades, America has acted as the Good Samaritan and extended a welcoming hand to those who yearn to be free. We should continue to thoroughly vet all refugees who enter the United States, but we cannot abandon our core principles. If we turn our backs on widows and orphans fleeing the very evil we despise, we do not defeat our enemies; we surrender to them.https://twitter.com/timkaine/status/825468970404872196388 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-4024https://www.kaine.senate.gov/contact
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AngusKingIMEOpposedIndependent U.S. Sen. Angus King believes the administration’s actions “don’t protect us, but actually compromise our nation’s security,” said Scott Ogden, his spokesman.https://bangordailynews.com/2017/01/28/politics/collins-king-pingree-denounce-trumps-immigrant-ban-poliquin-noncommittal/2018359 Dirksen Senate Office Building202-224-5344https://www.king.senate.gov/contact
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AmyKlobucharDMNOpposedIt is also incredulous that at the same time the President is asking the Pentagon for new options to defeat ISIL, he is banning Iraqi refugees from entering the country. The government of Iraq is our ally in the fight against ISIL. Its troops fight alongside ours. Its interpreters risk their own lives and the lives of their families to protect U.S. personnel. It undermines our national security and endangers our soldiers to have our Iraqi partners and other Muslim countries distrust our commitment and motives. President Trump said he was ‘totally against’ the U.S. invasion in 2003, which led to Iraq’s destabilization and the rise of ISIL. I guess he is not ‘totally against’ leaving its people to suffer the consequences.https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10153980676941191&substory_index=0&id=7606381190302 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-3244www.klobuchar.senate.gov/public/contact-amy
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JamesLankfordROKHas Reservations about EOWe should value freedom & not surrender security. We can protect the homeland while upholding #religiousfreedom & refuge for the persecuted.https://twitter.com/SenatorLankford/status/8257286872450293772022172 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-5754http://www.lankford.senate.gov/contact/email
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PatLeahyDVTOpposed
“We deplore President Trump’s decision to unilaterally halt the refugee resettlement program and specifically target Muslim countries. By imposing a blanket ban on entire nationalities of men, women and children facing horrific violence and devastation, he has allowed fear to triumph over compassion and common sense. Struggling families, fleeing peril and motivated to start their lives anew, have enriched America and contribute immeasurably to our state. Vermont has successfully resettled almost 7,500 refugees since 1988 from many different countries. This year Vermont is looking forward to including new communities like Rutland, which has stepped up to welcome refugees who have fled relentless violence in Syria and Iraq, sometimes with just the clothes on their backs. These communities represent the very best of our country, and the reason why the United States is a beacon of hope to people the world over. If our State of Vermont, and in particular cities like Burlington, Winooski and Rutland want to open their arms to refugees and asylum seekers, President Trump should not stand in their way.”
https://www.leahy.senate.gov/press/leahy-sanders-and-welch-issue-joint-statement_on-president-trumps-move-to-halt-refugee-resettlements-in-vermont-and-across-the-country437 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-4242https://www.leahy.senate.gov/contact/
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MikeLeeRUTSupports with some reservations"has “technical” questions about how the order will be implemented but supports its purpose."https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/paul-ryan-trumps-refugee-ban-does-not-target-muslims/2017/01/28/e0cf1fe4-e56e-11e6-a547-5fb9411d332c_story.html?utm_term=.790adfa995672022316 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-5444https://www.lee.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
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JoeManchinDWVReservations about scope and execution of EO“As a member of the Intelligence and former member of the Armed Services Committees, I know firsthand the threats facing our country, and my top priority is always the safety of my fellow West Virginians. This is why I supported extreme vetting in the past for anyone seeking to come to our country,” Manchin said in a statement Monday night. “Unfortunately, after taking time to review the new executive order and discuss its impacts, I believe the scope and execution of the President’s action are not a common-sense approach.” - See more at: http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/20170130/manchin-voices-concern-over-trump-refugee-order#sthash.H0KFwaJr.dpufhttps://twitter.com/Sen_JoeManchin/status/8262161763846225922018531 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-6472http://www.manchin.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form
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EdMarkeyDMAOpposedAs war forces millions from their homeland, U.S. should welcome more #refugees, not less. I will fight @realDonaldTrump's immoral Muslim banhttps://twitter.com/SenMarkey/status/825462596220383233218 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-2742www.markey.senate.gov/contact
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JohnMcCainRAZOpposedU.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released the following statement today on the President’s executive order on immigration:

“Our government has a responsibility to defend our borders, but we must do so in a way that makes us safer and upholds all that is decent and exceptional about our nation.

“It is clear from the confusion at our airports across the nation that President Trump’s executive order was not properly vetted. We are particularly concerned by reports that this order went into effect with little to no consultation with the Departments of State, Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security.

“Such a hasty process risks harmful results. We should not stop green-card holders from returning to the country they call home. We should not stop those who have served as interpreters for our military and diplomats from seeking refuge in the country they risked their lives to help. And we should not turn our backs on those refugees who have been shown through extensive vetting to pose no demonstrable threat to our nation, and who have suffered unspeakable horrors, most of them women and children.

“Ultimately, we fear this executive order will become a self-inflicted wound in the fight against terrorism. At this very moment, American troops are fighting side-by-side with our Iraqi partners to defeat ISIL. But this executive order bans Iraqi pilots from coming to military bases in Arizona to fight our common enemies. Our most important allies in the fight against ISIL are the vast majority of Muslims who reject its apocalyptic ideology of hatred. This executive order sends a signal, intended or not, that America does not want Muslims coming into our country. That is why we fear this executive order may do more to help terrorist recruitment than improve our security.”
http://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=587F2A2D-8A47-48F7-9045-CF30F0A778892022241 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-2235https://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form
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ClaireMcCaskillDMOOpposedLong statement in tweethttps://twitter.com/clairecmc/status/825356172068843522506 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-6154http://www.mccaskill.senate.gov/contact
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MitchMcConnellRKYDon't know how to characterize this - no religious test, let courts decide“I don’t want to criticize them for improving vetting,” but cautioned “I think we need to be careful. We don’t have religious tests in this country.” “Ultimately it is going to be decide in the courts as to whether or not this has gone too far,” McConnell said.http://www.mcclatchydc.com/latest-news/article129480564.html2020317 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-2541http://www.mcconnell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=contact
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RobertMenendezDNJOpposedhttps://www.facebook.com/senatormenendez/posts/10154914894176358528 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-4744https://www.menendez.senate.gov/contact
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JeffMerkleyDOROpposedhttps://twitter.com/SenJeffMerkley/status/825468728607379456313 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-3753http://www.merkley.senate.gov/contact/
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ShelleyMoore CapitoRWVSilent as of 1/30 8 PM2020306 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-3954www.capito.senate.gov/contact/contact-shelley
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JerryMoranRKSMild Opposition"Keeping Americans safe should be our federal government's top priority. Strengthening our immigration system is critical to that end, and it’s common sense to have appropriate vetting procedures in place for individuals wishing to travel to our country. While I support thorough vetting, I do not support restricting the rights of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. Furthermore, far-reaching national security policy should always be devised in consultation with Congress and relevant government agencies."http://www.moran.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/news-releases?ID=293BF2D8-A60C-4B8B-9B21-6D4CEE08CEAF2022361A Russell Senate Office Building202-224-6521https://www.moran.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-jerry
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LisaMurkowskiRAKHas Reservations about EOMonitoring Implicationshttps://twitter.com/lisamurkowski/status/8261329136831242252022709 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-6665https://www.murkowski.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
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ChrisMurphyDCTOpposedRead full statement in HuffPo. "...Trump’s Muslim ban is a moral abomination. It is fundamentally un-American. And it is dangerous – it will give life back to the terrorist movement and eventually get Americans killed."http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5888fe22e4b0628ad613ddb2?timestamp=1485553271822303 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-4041http://www.murphy.senate.gov/contact
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PattyMurrayDWAOpposed(many tweets) President Trump has slammed the door on thousands of people—many of whom are women & children fleeing horrific violence.https://twitter.com/PattyMurray/status/825389319447773186154 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-2621http://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactme
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JohnNeeley KennedyRLASilent as of 2/3 2 PM PT2022516 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-4623www.kennedy.senate.gov/content/contact-senator
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BillNelsonDFLSilent as of 1/30 8 PM2018716 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-5274https://www.billnelson.senate.gov/contact-bill
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RandPaulRKYSilent as of 1/30 8 PM2022124 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-4343https://www.paul.senate.gov/connect/email-rand
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DavidPerdueRGASupportive
“We are at war with ISIS and our previous president refused to put a plan in place to deal with this threat. We know terrorist groups have identified our country’s refugee system as a weakness and have purposed to exploit this program to their advantage. The first responsibility of any American President is to protect American citizens. This temporary pause will allow DHS to ensure the vetting process is improved. America will always be a compassionate country, and President Trump is taking action to protect all of our citizens.”
http://www.perdue.senate.gov/news/press-releases/senator-david-perdue-statement-on-temporary-refugee-suspension2020416 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-3521https://www.perdue.senate.gov/connect/email
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GaryPetersDMIOpposedOne of America’s founding – and most sacred – principles is the freedom of religion. I am extremely alarmed by President Trump’s executive order that effectively implements a religious test for those seeking to enter the United States. The U.S. should not close its doors to refugees fleeing the brutality of ISIS, who slaughter all those who disagree with their twisted ideology. I believe there are other areas of our immigration system that are more vulnerable to exploitation, and that’s why I voted for legislation to strengthen the Visa Waiver Program. While I support continued strengthening of the refugee screening process, I remain opposed to the suspension of the refugee admissions program.https://www.peters.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/peters-statement-on-trump-executive-orders-suspending-refugee-program-effectively-implementing-religious-test269 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-6221https://www.peters.senate.gov/contact/email-gary
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RobPortmanROHMild Opposition"It is a temporary ban, as I understand it. In my view, we ought to all take a deep breath and come up with something that makes sense for our national security and for this notion that America has always been a welcoming home for refugees and immigrants. In fact, we are more welcoming than any country in the world, and we should continue to be so." + Told constituents that his appearance on CNNSOTU is his statement - transcript linked to the right.http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2017/01/sen_rob_portman_criticizes_tru.html http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1701/29/sotu.01.html
2022448 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-3353https://www.portman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact?p=contact-form
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JackReedDRIOpposedAs Americans, we must keep faith with the Constitution & reject Trump's religious test on refugees before it spreadshttps://twitter.com/SenJackReed/status/825560415623061504728 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-4642https://www.reed.senate.gov/contact/
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JimRischRIDPro-EOish but his comments basically say no comment“Senator Risch believes the security of America and Americans is of the upmost importance. Since the order was issued just this past Friday, and there is much speculation about specifics of the President’s action, and many moving parts, Senator Risch is gathering and reviewing information from a number of sources and will learn more when he returns to Washington, D.C. for briefings this week. A comment at this time would be premature.http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article129514754.html2020483 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-2752http://www.risch.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Email
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PatRobertsRKSAgainst restricting rights of legal permanent residents. Wants any such policy to go through Congress w/ more care."We need to strike a balance that protects the rights of Americans and those permitted to enter the country legally. The president needs to work with Congress to ensure every aspect of a major policy change such as this is taken into consideration."http://cjonline.com/news/local/2017-01-30/kansas-republicans-congress-criticize-trump-s-executive-order-overbroad2020109 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-4774https://www.roberts.senate.gov/public/?p=EmailPat
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MikeRoundsRSDPro-EO"Terrorists have shown they are willing to infiltrate countries posing as refugees," Rounds said in a statement. "We must make certain our top U.S. intelligence officials are satisfied that we have all the information needed to properly vet certain refugees to make sure they don't have ties to terrorism."http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/noem-rounds-support-trump-s-refugee-program-suspension/article_3c75de80-7fc0-549f-806e-90bfa17b479d.html2020136 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-5842https://www.rounds.senate.gov/contact/email-mike
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MarcoRubioRFLSkeptical - joint statement with Rubiohttps://www.facebook.com/SenatorMarcoRubio/posts/15506869082900012022284 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-3041http://www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
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BernieSandersIVTOpposed
“We deplore President Trump’s decision to unilaterally halt the refugee resettlement program and specifically target Muslim countries. By imposing a blanket ban on entire nationalities of men, women and children facing horrific violence and devastation, he has allowed fear to triumph over compassion and common sense. Struggling families, fleeing peril and motivated to start their lives anew, have enriched America and contribute immeasurably to our state. Vermont has successfully resettled almost 7,500 refugees since 1988 from many different countries. This year Vermont is looking forward to including new communities like Rutland, which has stepped up to welcome refugees who have fled relentless violence in Syria and Iraq, sometimes with just the clothes on their backs. These communities represent the very best of our country, and the reason why the United States is a beacon of hope to people the world over. If our State of Vermont, and in particular cities like Burlington, Winooski and Rutland want to open their arms to refugees and asylum seekers, President Trump should not stand in their way.”
https://www.leahy.senate.gov/press/leahy-sanders-and-welch-issue-joint-statement_on-president-trumps-move-to-halt-refugee-resettlements-in-vermont-and-across-the-country332 Dirsken Office Building202-224-5141www.sanders.senate.gov/contact/
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BenjaminSasseRNEOpposedRead more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article129514754.html#storylink=cpyhttp://www.sasse.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=813E24D8-1B88-4070-BF16-795305303A2B2022404 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-4224www.sasse.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-ben
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BrianSchatzDHIOpposedhttps://twitter.com/brianschatz/status/825149571252641792722 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-3934www.schatz.senate.gov/contact
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ChuckSchumerDNYOpposed(Many tweets) ... We have a long & proud tradition of accepting refugees who seek safety in the US after thorough vetting. That tradition should continue.https://twitter.com/SenSchumer/status/825504836145786881322 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-6542www.schumer.senate.gov/contact/email-chuck
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TimScottRSCSkeptical - joint statement with RubioWe generally support additional vetting for many of those entering our country from nations where the United States has identified there are serious concerns regarding terrorist activities and planning. But given the broad scope and nature of these policy changes, we have some unanswered questions and concerns. We are seeking clarity on the changes to the Visa Waiver program, which is critical to the economies of our respective states.https://www.facebook.com/SenatorMarcoRubio/posts/15506869082900012022167 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-6121www.scott.senate.gov/contact/email-me
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JeffSessionsRALSilent as of 1/30 5 PM2020326 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-4124www.sessions.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-jeff
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JeanneShaheenDNHOpposedTrump's immigration order endangers our troops & diplomats by undermining the alliances & trust they've established (longer statement in tweet)https://twitter.com/SenatorShaheen/status/825401026089992192520 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-2841https://www.shaheen.senate.gov/contact/contact-jeanne
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RichardShelbyRALSilent as of 1/30 5 PM2022304 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-5744https://www.shelby.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/emailsenatorshelby
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DebbieStabenowDMIOpposed (?)I am so proud of our vibrant Arab American & Muslim community in Michigan. Trump's Executive Order hurts our families & our businesses and does NOT make us safer!https://www.facebook.com/stabenow/posts/101548020769005282018133 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-4822http://www.stabenow.senate.gov/?p=contact
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DanSullivanRAKSilent (tweeted about sports instead) - As of 1/30 5 PM2020111 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-3004https://www.sullivan.senate.gov/contact/email
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JonTesterDMTOpposed"This Executive Order is having harmful consequences on children and brave allies who are helping us fight terrorism. We must take strong steps to protect our nation from those who want to harm us, but we cannot sacrifice our religious freedom and our American values."https://twitter.com/SenatorTester/status/8257924133356994572018706 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-2644https://www.tester.senate.gov/?p=email_senator
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JohnThuneRSDSilent (tweeted about sports instead) - As of 1/30 5 PM2022511 Dirksen Senate Office Building202-224-2321http://www.thune.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
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ThomTillisRNCQualified OpposedTweeting offers of help to green card holders trapped in limbo by the ban. Released the following statement on 1/31/17: "Yesterday, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of Defense James Mattis following President Trump’s executive order suspending immigration from seven countries for 90 days and the refugee assistance program for 120 days to express concern about the harmful impact that this policy has on Iraqis who provided essential support to the U.S. mission in Iraq. "We write to express our concerns with President Trump’s recent Executive Order that bars individuals from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen from entering the United States and temporarily shutters the U.S. Refugee Assistance Program. Given your strong support for programs that offer refuge to vetted Iraqis and Afghans whose lives are in danger because of the critical assistance they provide to our soldiers and diplomats, we want to raise one specific example of the danger the Executive Order poses to our national security. As you know, the President’s Executive Order prevents Iraqis who provided essential support to the U.S. mission in their country and face threats as a result from entering the United States. This situation is unacceptable, and we fear the United States will pay significant moral and strategic costs if it continues, particularly in terms of our ability to obtain necessary local support for U.S. military missions abroad. As such, we respectfully request that you encourage the President to immediately ensure that properly vetted Iraqis who supported the U.S. mission in their country can continue to enter the U.S. As you know, the Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program and the Priority-2 Direct Access Program for Iraqi refugees have issued thousands of visas to vetted Iraqi nationals who supported the U.S. in Iraq. A related SIV program is available to Afghans who have supported the U.S. mission in their country. You have described how you have written letters of support for Iraqis who served alongside our servicemembers. You also indicated in a response to a question for the record following your nomination hearing, that “most of our units could not have accomplished their missions without the assistance, often at risk to their lives, of these courageous men and women.” Finally, you pledged that you will work to ensure that these programs have sufficient visas that those who provided critical support and whose lives are threatened are not left behind.We recognize that much of the responsibility for implementing this Executive Order falls outside of your official duties as Secretary. However, given that you understand the strategic and moral importance of standing with, and when necessary providing refuge to, those foreigners who supported our soldiers and diplomats, we urge you to intercede with the President and we support any efforts you make toward that end. Properly vetted individuals who supported the U.S. missions overseas and face threats as a result must continue to be allowed entry to the United States. Thank you for your consideration of this request.https://www.tillis.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?id=EA5CBAF1-07A6-4EB4-B3B6-3DA774D7C2BA2020521 Dirksen Senate Office Building202-224-6342https://www.tillis.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-meQualified Support"While the executive order does take immediate action aimed at tightening the refugee screening process, there is a lot of confusion surrounding the order... Implementation of the order should be refined..."https://twitter.com/SenThomTillis/status/825771857412575233
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PatToomeyRPAQualified Support"I support the administration's decision to increase vetting and temporarily suspend the admission of certain individuals from states that sponsor or provide safe havens to terrorists, or are too weak to prosecute terrorists within their borders. Terrorists have successfully infiltrated refugee populations entering Europe and gone on to commit heinous acts of barbarity. I have long been concerned about our ability to distinguish between predominantly peaceful and innocent refugees, and the likely rare, but lethal, terrorists in the midst of those refugees coming from terror havens and lawless lands. That is why I, along with a bipartisan majority of the House and Senate, supported the SAFE Act, which called for enhanced vetting.http://www.toomey.senate.gov/?p=news&id=18782022248 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-4254https://www.toomey.senate.gov/?p=contact
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TomUdallDNMOpposed
"Pleased to stand up for immigrants and demand that @POTUS reverse his anti-Muslim, anti-refugee executive orders. #NoBanNoWall" - showed up at rally
https://www.facebook.com/senatortomudall/posts/101547995430878702020110 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-6621https://www.tomudall.senate.gov/?p=contact
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ChrisVan HollenDMDOpposed"Unfortunately, the initial executive order was flawed - it was too broad and poorly explained. This apparently resulted in denied entry into the United States for lawful permanent residents and others who should have been allowed immediate entry. Fortunately, the administration has clarified that this order does not apply to Green Card holders and that the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security have the ability to grant exceptions which certainly should apply to, among others, foreign nationals who served the U.S. military in various support roles.https://twitter.com/ChrisVanHollen/status/825445512329433088503 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-4654www.vanhollen.senate.gov/content/contact-senator
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MarkWarnerDVAOpposedhttps://twitter.com/MarkWarner/status/825144935552782340475 Russell Senate Office Building202-224-2023http://www.warner.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Contact
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ElizabethWarrenDMAOpposed - even went to Logan airport to protest"I look forward to learning more about how the administration intends to enforce this executive order, to determine whether it indeed strikes the appropriate balance between defending our nation and maintaining our ability to provide a safe haven for persecuted individuals."https://twitter.com/SenWarren/status/825524792958803972317 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-4543https://www.warren.senate.gov/?p=email_senator
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SheldonWhitehouseDRIOpposedPresident Trump's broad brush executive order on refugees doesn't discern women and children, local supporters and employees who helped American troops and have to flee for safety, or other good reasons to keep a safe refugee process operating. None of the 9/11 terrorists came from these countries, and the last time "America First" folks closed our borders it was to European Jews fleeing the Third Reich. This is dangerous territory for rash decisions. The blunt signal this makes to the Arab world will help Russia and hurt us, and we all lose when the United States loses its standing as a place for children and families fleeing war and persecution to find peace and a chance to build a new life.‎‎https://twitter.com/SenWhitehouse/status/825465893920636930530 Hart Senate Office Building202-224-2921www.whitehouse.senate.gov/contact/email-sheldon
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RogerWickerRMSSilent as of 1/30 5 PM2018555 Dirksen Senate Office Building202-224-6253https://www.wicker.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
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RonWydenDOROpposedI believe Americans are wiser, braver and more generous than this President.https://twitter.com/RonWyden/status/825118913767862273221 Dirksen Senate Office Building202-224-5244https://www.wyden.senate.gov/contact/
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