114th Congress Keyvotes Senate S2-2014
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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 100%
TX Sen. Ted Cruz R 97%
KY Sen. Rand Paul R 87%
AL Sen. Richard Shelby R 84%
ID Sen. Michael Crapo R 83%
ID Sen. Jim Risch R 82%
SC Sen. Tim Scott R 80%
AL Sen. Jeff Sessions R 80%
FL Sen. Marco Rubio R 75%
LA Sen. David Vitter R 69%
AZ Sen. Jeff Flake R 68%
OK Sen. James Inhofe R 67%
AR Sen. John Boozman R 66%
NE Sen. Deb Fischer R 66%
KS Sen. Jerry Moran R 64%
PA Sen. Patrick Toomey R 60%
WY Sen. Mike Enzi R 58%
NV Sen. Dean Heller R 57%
WY Sen. John Barrasso R 55%
IA Sen. Charles Grassley R 54%
IN Sen. Daniel Coats R 53%
MS Sen. Roger Wicker R 53%
GA Sen. Johnny Isakson R 52%
KS Sen. Pat Roberts R 52%
TN Sen. Bob Corker R 51%
AZ Sen. John McCain R 51%
SD Sen. John Thune R 51%
MO Sen. Roy Blunt R 49%
TX Sen. John Cornyn R 48%
WI Sen. Ron Johnson R 46%
NC Sen. Richard Burr R 41%
ND Sen. John Hoeven R 41%
KY Sen. Mitch McConnell R 41%
AK Sen. Lisa Murkowski R 35%
UT Sen. Orrin Hatch R 34%
MS Sen. Thad Cochran R 31%
SC Sen. Lindsey Graham R 31%
OH Sen. Rob Portman R 29%
TN Sen. Lamar Alexander R 27%
NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte R 26%
WV Sen. Joe Manchin III D 21%
MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren D 21%
VT Sen. Bernard Sanders I 20%
IN Sen. Joe Donnelly D 19%
NJ Sen. Cory Booker D 17%
ME Sen. Susan Collins R 17%
MA Sen. Edward Markey D 17%
IL Sen. Mark Kirk R 15%
OR Sen. Jeff Merkley D 15%
NV Sen. Harry Reid D 13%
NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D 12%
NM Sen. Martin Heinrich D 12%
MT Sen. Jon Tester D 12%
NJ Sen. Robert Menendez D 10%
CT Sen. Christopher Murphy D 10%
OR Sen. Ron Wyden D 10%
CT Sen. Richard Blumenthal D 9%
MD Sen. Benjamin Cardin D 9%
PA Sen. Bob Casey D 9%
ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp D 9%
RI Sen. Jack Reed D 9%
NY Sen. Charles Schumer D 9%
NM Sen. Tom Udall D 9%
OH Sen. Sherrod Brown D 8%
WI Sen. Tammy Baldwin D 7%
WA Sen. Maria Cantwell D 7%
DE Sen. Thomas Carper D 7%
MN Sen. Al Franken D 7%
HI Sen. Mazie Hirono D 7%
ME Sen. Angus King I 7%
VT Sen. Patrick Leahy D 7%
WA Sen. Patty Murray D 7%
VA Sen. Mark Warner D 7%
RI Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D 7%
CA Sen. Barbara Boxer D 6%
CO Sen. Michael Bennet D 5%
IL Sen. Richard Durbin D 5%
MN Sen. Amy Klobuchar D 5%
MO Sen. Claire McCaskill D 5%
MD Sen. Barbara Mikulski D 5%
HI Sen. Brian Schatz D 5%
MI Sen. Debbie Stabenow D 5%
DE Sen. Christopher Coons D 2%
CA Sen. Dianne Feinstein D 2%
VA Sen. Tim Kaine D 2%
FL Sen. Bill Nelson D 2%
NH Sen. Jeanne Shaheen D 2%
AK Sen. Mark Begich D 0%
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