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
TX Sen. Ted Cruz R 100%
UT Sen. Mike Lee R 100%
AL Sen. Richard Shelby R 99%
FL Sen. Marco Rubio R 95%
KY Sen. Rand Paul R 91%
ID Sen. Michael Crapo R 90%
ID Sen. Jim Risch R 89%
SC Sen. Tim Scott R 85%
AL Sen. Jeff Sessions R 83%
AR Sen. John Boozman R 78%
LA Sen. David Vitter R 77%
KS Sen. Jerry Moran R 74%
NE Sen. Deb Fischer R 71%
OK Sen. James Inhofe R 71%
AZ Sen. Jeff Flake R 68%
PA Sen. Patrick Toomey R 66%
WY Sen. Mike Enzi R 63%
MO Sen. Roy Blunt R 61%
WY Sen. John Barrasso R 60%
IA Sen. Charles Grassley R 59%
GA Sen. Johnny Isakson R 57%
MS Sen. Roger Wicker R 57%
SD Sen. John Thune R 56%
IN Sen. Daniel Coats R 54%
KS Sen. Pat Roberts R 54%
AZ Sen. John McCain R 52%
TN Sen. Bob Corker R 50%
ND Sen. John Hoeven R 50%
WI Sen. Ron Johnson R 47%
NC Sen. Richard Burr R 46%
NV Sen. Dean Heller R 46%
KY Sen. Mitch McConnell R 46%
TX Sen. John Cornyn R 42%
AK Sen. Lisa Murkowski R 35%
SC Sen. Lindsey Graham R 34%
UT Sen. Orrin Hatch R 34%
MS Sen. Thad Cochran R 33%
OH Sen. Rob Portman R 32%
TN Sen. Lamar Alexander R 29%
NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte R 24%
WV Sen. Joe Manchin III D 21%
IN Sen. Joe Donnelly D 17%
VT Sen. Bernard Sanders I 15%
ME Sen. Susan Collins R 14%
MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren D 14%
DE Sen. Thomas Carper D 11%
IL Sen. Mark Kirk R 11%
CT Sen. Christopher Murphy D 11%
NJ Sen. Cory Booker D 10%
PA Sen. Bob Casey D 10%
NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D 10%
NM Sen. Martin Heinrich D 10%
MT Sen. Jon Tester D 10%
NV Sen. Harry Reid D 8%
CT Sen. Richard Blumenthal D 7%
OH Sen. Sherrod Brown D 7%
MD Sen. Benjamin Cardin D 7%
ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp D 7%
HI Sen. Mazie Hirono D 7%
MA Sen. Edward Markey D 7%
OR Sen. Jeff Merkley D 7%
MD Sen. Barbara Mikulski D 7%
RI Sen. Jack Reed D 7%
NY Sen. Charles Schumer D 7%
NM Sen. Tom Udall D 7%
VA Sen. Mark Warner D 7%
CA Sen. Barbara Boxer D 4%
ME Sen. Angus King I 4%
MO Sen. Claire McCaskill D 4%
NJ Sen. Robert Menendez D 4%
WI Sen. Tammy Baldwin D 3%
CO Sen. Michael Bennet D 3%
IL Sen. Richard Durbin D 3%
MN Sen. Al Franken D 3%
MN Sen. Amy Klobuchar D 3%
VT Sen. Patrick Leahy D 3%
HI Sen. Brian Schatz D 3%
MI Sen. Debbie Stabenow D 3%
RI Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D 3%
OR Sen. Ron Wyden D 3%
AK Sen. Mark Begich D 0%
WA Sen. Maria Cantwell D 0%
DE Sen. Christopher Coons D 0%
CA Sen. Dianne Feinstein D 0%
VA Sen. Tim Kaine D 0%
WA Sen. Patty Murray D 0%
FL Sen. Bill Nelson D 0%
NH Sen. Jeanne Shaheen D 0%
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