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. Jeff Sessions R 100%
AL Sen. Richard Shelby R 100%
FL Sen. Marco Rubio R 90%
ID Sen. Michael Crapo R 85%
OK Sen. James Inhofe R 85%
ID Sen. Jim Risch R 85%
LA Sen. David Vitter R 85%
AR Sen. John Boozman R 84%
NE Sen. Deb Fischer R 84%
KY Sen. Rand Paul R 84%
SC Sen. Tim Scott R 84%
MS Sen. Roger Wicker R 77%
WY Sen. John Barrasso R 76%
IA Sen. Charles Grassley R 76%
GA Sen. Johnny Isakson R 76%
KS Sen. Jerry Moran R 76%
WY Sen. Mike Enzi R 75%
KS Sen. Pat Roberts R 70%
MO Sen. Roy Blunt R 69%
AZ Sen. Jeff Flake R 69%
SD Sen. John Thune R 62%
IN Sen. Daniel Coats R 61%
ND Sen. John Hoeven R 61%
AZ Sen. John McCain R 61%
KY Sen. Mitch McConnell R 61%
PA Sen. Patrick Toomey R 58%
TX Sen. John Cornyn R 53%
WI Sen. Ron Johnson R 53%
UT Sen. Orrin Hatch R 51%
TN Sen. Bob Corker R 50%
SC Sen. Lindsey Graham R 47%
TN Sen. Lamar Alexander R 46%
NC Sen. Richard Burr R 46%
MS Sen. Thad Cochran R 46%
NV Sen. Dean Heller R 38%
AK Sen. Lisa Murkowski R 38%
OH Sen. Rob Portman R 38%
NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte R 30%
WV Sen. Joe Manchin III D 30%
ME Sen. Susan Collins R 23%
IN Sen. Joe Donnelly D 23%
IL Sen. Mark Kirk R 23%
MT Sen. Jon Tester D 23%
PA Sen. Bob Casey D 15%
NM Sen. Martin Heinrich D 15%
ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp D 15%
VT Sen. Bernard Sanders I 15%
NV Sen. Harry Reid D 10%
WI Sen. Tammy Baldwin D 8%
CO Sen. Michael Bennet D 8%
CT Sen. Richard Blumenthal D 8%
NJ Sen. Cory Booker D 8%
CA Sen. Barbara Boxer D 8%
OH Sen. Sherrod Brown D 8%
MD Sen. Benjamin Cardin D 8%
DE Sen. Thomas Carper D 8%
IL Sen. Richard Durbin D 8%
MN Sen. Al Franken D 8%
NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D 8%
HI Sen. Mazie Hirono D 8%
ME Sen. Angus King I 8%
MN Sen. Amy Klobuchar D 8%
VT Sen. Patrick Leahy D 8%
MA Sen. Edward Markey D 8%
MO Sen. Claire McCaskill D 8%
OR Sen. Jeff Merkley D 8%
MD Sen. Barbara Mikulski D 8%
CT Sen. Christopher Murphy D 8%
RI Sen. Jack Reed D 8%
HI Sen. Brian Schatz D 8%
NY Sen. Charles Schumer D 8%
MI Sen. Debbie Stabenow D 8%
NM Sen. Tom Udall D 8%
VA Sen. Mark Warner D 8%
MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren D 8%
RI Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D 8%
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%
NJ Sen. Robert Menendez D 0%
WA Sen. Patty Murray D 0%
FL Sen. Bill Nelson D 0%
NH Sen. Jeanne Shaheen D 0%
OR Sen. Ron Wyden D 0%
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