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%
KY Sen. Rand Paul R 90%
ID Sen. Michael Crapo R 89%
ID Sen. Jim Risch R 88%
AL Sen. Richard Shelby R 88%
FL Sen. Marco Rubio R 81%
AL Sen. Jeff Sessions R 80%
SC Sen. Tim Scott R 79%
NE Sen. Deb Fischer R 71%
AZ Sen. Jeff Flake R 71%
LA Sen. David Vitter R 71%
AR Sen. John Boozman R 69%
OK Sen. James Inhofe R 69%
KS Sen. Jerry Moran R 67%
PA Sen. Patrick Toomey R 66%
WY Sen. Mike Enzi R 63%
WY Sen. John Barrasso R 59%
TN Sen. Bob Corker R 55%
IA Sen. Charles Grassley R 55%
SD Sen. John Thune R 54%
KS Sen. Pat Roberts R 53%
IN Sen. Daniel Coats R 52%
GA Sen. Johnny Isakson R 52%
MS Sen. Roger Wicker R 52%
MO Sen. Roy Blunt R 51%
NV Sen. Dean Heller R 51%
AZ Sen. John McCain R 51%
TX Sen. John Cornyn R 48%
WI Sen. Ron Johnson R 48%
NC Sen. Richard Burr R 43%
ND Sen. John Hoeven R 43%
KY Sen. Mitch McConnell R 43%
UT Sen. Orrin Hatch R 33%
MS Sen. Thad Cochran R 30%
SC Sen. Lindsey Graham R 30%
AK Sen. Lisa Murkowski R 30%
TN Sen. Lamar Alexander R 26%
OH Sen. Rob Portman R 26%
NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte R 25%
WV Sen. Joe Manchin III D 17%
MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren D 17%
VT Sen. Bernard Sanders I 15%
IN Sen. Joe Donnelly D 14%
NV Sen. Harry Reid D 13%
NJ Sen. Cory Booker D 11%
PA Sen. Bob Casey D 11%
ME Sen. Susan Collins R 11%
NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D 11%
NM Sen. Martin Heinrich D 11%
IL Sen. Mark Kirk R 11%
MA Sen. Edward Markey D 11%
DE Sen. Thomas Carper D 9%
HI Sen. Mazie Hirono D 9%
OR Sen. Jeff Merkley D 9%
CT Sen. Christopher Murphy D 9%
VA Sen. Mark Warner D 9%
OR Sen. Ron Wyden D 9%
CT Sen. Richard Blumenthal D 8%
MD Sen. Benjamin Cardin D 8%
RI Sen. Jack Reed D 8%
NY Sen. Charles Schumer D 8%
MT Sen. Jon Tester D 8%
NM Sen. Tom Udall D 8%
WI Sen. Tammy Baldwin D 6%
CO Sen. Michael Bennet D 6%
OH Sen. Sherrod Brown D 6%
MN Sen. Al Franken D 6%
ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp D 6%
ME Sen. Angus King I 6%
MN Sen. Amy Klobuchar D 6%
VT Sen. Patrick Leahy D 6%
MO Sen. Claire McCaskill D 6%
NJ Sen. Robert Menendez D 6%
MD Sen. Barbara Mikulski D 6%
RI Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D 6%
CA Sen. Barbara Boxer D 3%
WA Sen. Maria Cantwell D 3%
DE Sen. Christopher Coons D 3%
IL Sen. Richard Durbin D 3%
CA Sen. Dianne Feinstein D 3%
VA Sen. Tim Kaine D 3%
WA Sen. Patty Murray D 3%
FL Sen. Bill Nelson D 3%
HI Sen. Brian Schatz D 3%
NH Sen. Jeanne Shaheen D 3%
MI Sen. Debbie Stabenow D 3%
AK Sen. Mark Begich D 0%
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