Feingold resolutions for the censure of George W. Bush

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On March 13, 2006, Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) sponsored a resolution in the U.S. Senate to censure President George W. Bush for ordering a warrantless domestic spying program. The resolution (S.Res.398) was co-sponsored by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and John Kerry (D-Mass.), and did not receive a floor vote. In July, 2007, Feingold again moved to censure President Bush, this time targeting Vice President Cheney and others as well.[1] Feingold's second effort included two measures, one focusing on the war in Iraq, and the other on domestic issues like wiretapping.


2006 resolution

Text of resolution

Feingold's resolution declared:

"That the United States Senate does hereby censure George W. Bush, President of the United States, and does condemn his unlawful authorization of wiretaps of Americans within the United States without obtaining the court orders required by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, his failure to inform the full congressional intelligence committees as required by law, and his efforts to mislead the American people about the authorities relied upon by his Administration to conduct wiretaps and about the legality of the program.The full text of Feingold's censure measure can be viewed here.