113th Congress Keyvotes Senate S2-2014
Last Updated on: 11/19/14  

Cloture on Unemployment Insurance Extension

Vote# S2-2014

Vote Result on 2014-01-07
YES
60 to 37

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HERITAGE ACTION POSITION: NO

Vote Description

The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act extends the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program for three months. The EUC program provides for an additional 47 weeks of federally funded unemployment compensation, bringing the total length to 73 weeks.

Heritage Action Position

Extending the EUC will have and adverse effect on the economy causing higher unemployment, longer unemployment, more ineffective stimulus. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the 3-month proposal would cost taxpayers $6.555 billion. Taxpayers not cannot afford tens of billions in new spending (a full one-year extension would cost upwards of $25 billion), and even if lawmakers attempt to offset this new spending with real cuts elsewhere, they would still be throwing taxpayer money at an ineffective and wasteful program.


STATE NAME PARTY SCORE
UT Sen. Mike Lee R 96%
TX Sen. Ted Cruz R 94%
KS Sen. Pat Roberts R 93%
KY Sen. Rand Paul R 92%
OK Sen. Tom Coburn R 85%
ID Sen. Jim Risch R 85%
SC Sen. Tim Scott R 85%
WI Sen. Ron Johnson R 84%
AL Sen. Jeff Sessions R 84%
ID Sen. Michael Crapo R 81%
OK Sen. James Inhofe R 81%
FL Sen. Marco Rubio R 81%
TX Sen. John Cornyn R 80%
AL Sen. Richard Shelby R 75%
WY Sen. Michael Enzi R 74%
IA Sen. Charles Grassley R 73%
WY Sen. John Barrasso R 72%
PA Sen. Patrick Toomey R 71%
AR Sen. John Boozman R 68%
KY Sen. Mitch McConnell R 68%
LA Sen. David Vitter R 68%
NE Sen. Deb Fischer R 66%
NV Sen. Dean Heller R 65%
KS Sen. Jerry Moran R 65%
AZ Sen. Jeff Flake R 62%
IN Sen. Daniel Coats R 61%
SD Sen. John Thune R 60%
NC Sen. Richard Burr R 58%
UT Sen. Orrin Hatch R 55%
OH Sen. Rob Portman R 55%
MS Sen. Thad Cochran R 54%
NE Sen. Mike Johanns R 53%
MO Sen. Roy Blunt R 52%
AZ Sen. John McCain R 52%
NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte R 51%
GA Sen. Saxby Chambliss R 51%
SC Sen. Lindsey Graham R 50%
GA Sen. Johnny Isakson R 50%
TN Sen. Lamar Alexander R 49%
TN Sen. Bob Corker R 49%
MS Sen. Roger Wicker R 47%
ND Sen. John Hoeven R 42%
IL Sen. Mark Kirk R 39%
ME Sen. Susan Collins R 24%
AK Sen. Lisa Murkowski R 24%
WV Sen. Joe Manchin III D 13%
AK Sen. Mark Begich D 12%
AR Sen. Mark Pryor D 11%
NV Sen. Harry Reid D 11%
MT Sen. Max Baucus D 10%
DE Sen. Thomas Carper D 7%
MA Sen. Edward Markey D 7%
NC Sen. Kay Hagan D 6%
ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp D 6%
MO Sen. Claire McCaskill D 6%
VT Sen. Bernard Sanders I 6%
NH Sen. Jeanne Shaheen D 6%
MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren D 6%
MT Sen. Jon Tester D 5%
WI Sen. Tammy Baldwin D 4%
CT Sen. Richard Blumenthal D 4%
OH Sen. Sherrod Brown D 4%
PA Sen. Bob Casey D 4%
VA Sen. Tim Kaine D 4%
LA Sen. Mary Landrieu D 4%
VT Sen. Patrick Leahy D 4%
OR Sen. Jeff Merkley D 4%
CT Sen. Christopher Murphy D 4%
VA Sen. Mark Warner D 4%
OR Sen. Ron Wyden D 4%
CO Sen. Michael Bennet D 2%
DE Sen. Christopher Coons D 2%
IN Sen. Joe Donnelly D 2%
IL Sen. Richard Durbin D 2%
CA Sen. Dianne Feinstein D 2%
NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D 2%
SD Sen. Tim Johnson D 2%
MI Sen. Carl Levin D 2%
NJ Sen. Robert Menendez D 2%
RI Sen. Jack Reed D 2%
WV Sen. John Rockefeller IV D 2%
RI Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D 2%
NJ Sen. Cory Booker D 0%
CA Sen. Barbara Boxer D 0%
WA Sen. Maria Cantwell D 0%
MD Sen. Benjamin Cardin D 0%
MN Sen. Al Franken D 0%
IA Sen. Tom Harkin D 0%
NM Sen. Martin Heinrich D 0%
HI Sen. Mazie Hirono D 0%
ME Sen. Angus King I 0%
MN Sen. Amy Klobuchar D 0%
MD Sen. Barbara Mikulski D 0%
WA Sen. Patty Murray D 0%
FL Sen. Bill Nelson D 0%
HI Sen. Brian Schatz D 0%
NY Sen. Charles Schumer D 0%
MI Sen. Debbie Stabenow D 0%
CO Sen. Mark Udall D 0%
NM Sen. Tom Udall D 0%
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