113th Congress Keyvotes Senate S2-2014
Last Updated on: 08/01/14  

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 93%
KS Sen. Pat Roberts R 93%
KY Sen. Rand Paul R 92%
SC Sen. Tim Scott R 86%
WI Sen. Ron Johnson R 85%
ID Sen. Jim Risch R 85%
OK Sen. Tom Coburn R 84%
AL Sen. Jeff Sessions R 84%
OK Sen. James Inhofe R 82%
FL Sen. Marco Rubio R 82%
TX Sen. John Cornyn R 81%
ID Sen. Michael Crapo R 80%
AL Sen. Richard Shelby R 76%
IA Sen. Charles Grassley R 74%
WY Sen. Michael Enzi R 73%
PA Sen. Patrick Toomey R 72%
WY Sen. John Barrasso R 71%
AR Sen. John Boozman R 69%
KY Sen. Mitch McConnell R 69%
LA Sen. David Vitter R 69%
NE Sen. Deb Fischer R 67%
KS Sen. Jerry Moran R 64%
NV Sen. Dean Heller R 63%
AZ Sen. Jeff Flake R 62%
IN Sen. Daniel Coats R 61%
SD Sen. John Thune R 61%
NC Sen. Richard Burr R 59%
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 41%
IL Sen. Mark Kirk R 38%
AK Sen. Lisa Murkowski R 24%
ME Sen. Susan Collins R 23%
NV Sen. Harry Reid D 11%
MT Sen. Max Baucus D 10%
WV Sen. Joe Manchin III D 10%
AR Sen. Mark Pryor D 10%
AK Sen. Mark Begich D 8%
DE Sen. Thomas Carper D 6%
NH Sen. Jeanne Shaheen D 6%
MA Sen. Edward Markey D 5%
CT Sen. Richard Blumenthal D 4%
NC Sen. Kay Hagan D 4%
ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp D 4%
VA Sen. Tim Kaine D 4%
MO Sen. Claire McCaskill D 4%
OR Sen. Jeff Merkley D 4%
VT Sen. Bernard Sanders I 4%
MT Sen. Jon Tester D 4%
MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren D 4%
OR Sen. Ron Wyden D 4%
WI Sen. Tammy Baldwin D 2%
OH Sen. Sherrod Brown D 2%
PA Sen. Bob Casey D 2%
DE Sen. Christopher Coons D 2%
IL Sen. Richard Durbin D 2%
CA Sen. Dianne Feinstein D 2%
SD Sen. Tim Johnson D 2%
LA Sen. Mary Landrieu D 2%
VT Sen. Patrick Leahy D 2%
MI Sen. Carl Levin D 2%
NJ Sen. Robert Menendez D 2%
CT Sen. Christopher Murphy D 2%
RI Sen. Jack Reed D 2%
WV Sen. John Rockefeller IV D 2%
VA Sen. Mark Warner D 2%
RI Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D 2%
CO Sen. Michael Bennet D 0%
NJ Sen. Cory Booker D 0%
CA Sen. Barbara Boxer D 0%
WA Sen. Maria Cantwell D 0%
MD Sen. Benjamin Cardin D 0%
IN Sen. Joe Donnelly D 0%
MN Sen. Al Franken D 0%
NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand 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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