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 94%
ID Sen. Michael Crapo R 92%
ID Sen. Jim Risch R 91%
KY Sen. Rand Paul R 90%
SC Sen. Tim Scott R 82%
AL Sen. Jeff Sessions R 81%
LA Sen. David Vitter R 78%
AR Sen. John Boozman R 75%
KS Sen. Jerry Moran R 74%
NE Sen. Deb Fischer R 71%
OK Sen. James Inhofe R 71%
AZ Sen. Jeff Flake R 68%
MO Sen. Roy Blunt R 63%
PA Sen. Patrick Toomey R 62%
WY Sen. Mike Enzi R 61%
GA Sen. Johnny Isakson R 59%
WY Sen. John Barrasso R 58%
IA Sen. Charles Grassley R 57%
MS Sen. Roger Wicker R 55%
SD Sen. John Thune R 54%
IN Sen. Daniel Coats R 51%
AZ Sen. John McCain R 51%
KS Sen. Pat Roberts R 51%
ND Sen. John Hoeven R 50%
TN Sen. Bob Corker R 46%
WI Sen. Ron Johnson R 46%
NC Sen. Richard Burr R 45%
NV Sen. Dean Heller R 45%
KY Sen. Mitch McConnell R 45%
TX Sen. John Cornyn R 44%
SC Sen. Lindsey Graham R 36%
UT Sen. Orrin Hatch R 36%
OH Sen. Rob Portman R 36%
MS Sen. Thad Cochran R 34%
AK Sen. Lisa Murkowski R 32%
TN Sen. Lamar Alexander R 29%
NH Sen. Kelly Ayotte R 24%
WV Sen. Joe Manchin III D 24%
IN Sen. Joe Donnelly D 20%
ME Sen. Susan Collins R 16%
MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren D 16%
VT Sen. Bernard Sanders I 15%
CT Sen. Christopher Murphy D 13%
NJ Sen. Cory Booker D 12%
DE Sen. Thomas Carper D 12%
PA Sen. Bob Casey D 12%
NM Sen. Martin Heinrich D 12%
IL Sen. Mark Kirk R 12%
MT Sen. Jon Tester D 12%
NV Sen. Harry Reid D 9%
CT Sen. Richard Blumenthal D 8%
OH Sen. Sherrod Brown D 8%
MD Sen. Benjamin Cardin D 8%
NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand D 8%
ND Sen. Heidi Heitkamp D 8%
HI Sen. Mazie Hirono D 8%
MA Sen. Edward Markey D 8%
OR Sen. Jeff Merkley D 8%
MD Sen. Barbara Mikulski D 8%
RI Sen. Jack Reed D 8%
NY Sen. Charles Schumer D 8%
NM Sen. Tom Udall D 8%
VA Sen. Mark Warner D 8%
WI Sen. Tammy Baldwin D 4%
CO Sen. Michael Bennet D 4%
CA Sen. Barbara Boxer D 4%
IL Sen. Richard Durbin D 4%
MN Sen. Al Franken D 4%
ME Sen. Angus King I 4%
MN Sen. Amy Klobuchar D 4%
VT Sen. Patrick Leahy D 4%
MO Sen. Claire McCaskill D 4%
NJ Sen. Robert Menendez D 4%
HI Sen. Brian Schatz D 4%
MI Sen. Debbie Stabenow D 4%
RI Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D 4%
OR Sen. Ron Wyden D 4%
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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