114th Congress Keyvotes Senate S2-2014
Last Updated on: 05/24/16  

Cloture on Unemployment Insurance Extension

Vote# S2-2014

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

SEE THE KEY VOTE ALERT

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 96%
KY Sen. Rand Paul R 92%
ID Sen. Michael Crapo R 88%
ID Sen. Jim Risch R 87%
AL Sen. Jeff Sessions R 85%
SC Sen. Tim Scott R 83%
FL Sen. Marco Rubio R 82%
AR Sen. John Boozman R 75%
NE Sen. Deb Fischer R 75%
LA Sen. David Vitter R 74%
KS Sen. Jerry Moran R 73%
OK Sen. James Inhofe R 72%
AZ Sen. Jeff Flake R 71%
PA Sen. Patrick Toomey R 66%
WY Sen. John Barrasso R 62%
WY Sen. Mike Enzi R 62%
SD Sen. John Thune R 59%
IA Sen. Charles Grassley R 58%
MS Sen. Roger Wicker R 57%
MO Sen. Roy Blunt R 56%
KS Sen. Pat Roberts R 55%
TN Sen. Bob Corker R 54%
GA Sen. Johnny Isakson R 54%
NV Sen. Dean Heller R 53%
IN Sen. Daniel Coats R 51%
WI Sen. Ron Johnson R 49%
AZ Sen. John McCain R 49%
TX Sen. John Cornyn R 46%
ND Sen. John Hoeven R 46%
NC Sen. Richard Burr R 43%
KY Sen. Mitch McConnell R 43%
AK Sen. Lisa Murkowski R 33%
MS Sen. Thad Cochran R 32%
SC Sen. Lindsey Graham R 30%
UT Sen. Orrin Hatch R 30%
OH Sen. Rob Portman R 28%
TN Sen. Lamar Alexander R 25%
NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte R 24%
WV Sen. Joe Manchin III D 18%
IN Sen. Joe Donnelly D 15%
VT Sen. Bernard Sanders I 15%
ME Sen. Susan Collins R 12%
MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren D 12%
NJ Sen. Cory Booker D 9%
DE Sen. Thomas Carper D 9%
PA Sen. Bob Casey D 9%
NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D 9%
NM Sen. Martin Heinrich D 9%
IL Sen. Mark Kirk R 9%
CT Sen. Christopher Murphy D 9%
MT Sen. Jon Tester D 9%
NV Sen. Harry Reid D 7%
CT Sen. Richard Blumenthal D 6%
OH Sen. Sherrod Brown D 6%
MD Sen. Benjamin Cardin D 6%
ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp D 6%
HI Sen. Mazie Hirono D 6%
MA Sen. Edward Markey D 6%
OR Sen. Jeff Merkley D 6%
MD Sen. Barbara Mikulski D 6%
RI Sen. Jack Reed D 6%
NY Sen. Charles Schumer D 6%
NM Sen. Tom Udall D 6%
VA Sen. Mark Warner D 6%
WI Sen. Tammy Baldwin D 3%
CO Sen. Michael Bennet D 3%
CA Sen. Barbara Boxer D 3%
IL Sen. Richard Durbin D 3%
MN Sen. Al Franken D 3%
ME Sen. Angus King I 3%
MN Sen. Amy Klobuchar D 3%
VT Sen. Patrick Leahy D 3%
MO Sen. Claire McCaskill D 3%
NJ Sen. Robert Menendez 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%
^ Back to top