OpenCongress Unemployment Benefits 2010 Senate Scorecard

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This scorecard lists the U.S. Senate votes in 2010 to extend unemployment benefits. It was created by the staff at OpenCongress but should not be construed as an endorsement of a vote or a position of the organization. Many oppose extending unemployment benefits due to costs or budgetary impacts specific to a particular bill. Many have endorsed extending unemployment benefits through 2009 and 2010 as a response to the recession. We created this scorecard merely as a way of organizing the votes over 2009 and 2010 to extend unemployment benefits due to public interest in the topic.

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Contents

Guide

Votes

For full information on exactly what was being voted on, click through to read the wiki pages on each bill or see the main page on unemployment votes.

  1. H.R.4691: Temporary Extension Act of 2010. Roll call vote #32. A vote in favor of this bill would extend unemployment benefits.
  2. H.R.4851: Continuing Extension Act of 2010. Roll call vote #109. A vote in favor of this bill would extend unemployment benefits.
  3. H.R.4851: Continuing Extension Act of 2010. Roll call vote #116. A vote in favor of this bill would extend unemployment benefits.
  4. H.R.4213: American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act of 2010. Roll call vote #190. A vote in favor of this bill would extend unemployment benefits.
  5. H.R.4213: American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act of 2010. Roll call vote #194. A vote in favor of this bill would extend unemployment benefits.
  6. H.R.4213: American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act of 2010. Roll call vote #200. A vote in favor of the bill would extend unemployment benefits.
  7. H.R.4213: American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act of 2010. Roll call vote #204. A vote in favor of the bill would extend unemployment benefits.

Key

All "aye" votes were to extend unemployment benefits. For the purposes of calculating the ratio of votes, a "no vote" (where the senator was not present) were calculated as a vote against extending unemployment benefits.

Special note:

  • Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) voted "Nay" on roll call vote #204 in his capacity as Senate Majority Leader in order to preserve his privilege to bring up the measure for a vote again.[1] His vote for roll call #204 is thus counted as an "Aye".
  • Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.V.) died before roll vote #204 could be taken.

Scorecard

Name Party State Vote 1 Vote 2 Vote 3 Vote 4 Vote 5 Vote 6 Vote 7 Votes to Extend  % Voting to Extend Rank
(most to least extending)
Daniel Akaka D HI Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Lamar Alexander R TN Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 0/7 0% 81
John Barrasso R WY Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 0/7 0% 81
Max Baucus D MT Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Evan Bayh D IN Aye Aye Aye Nay Aye Aye Aye 6/7 86% 42
Mark Begich D AK Aye Aye Aye Nay Aye Aye Aye 6/7 86% 42
Michael Bennet D CO Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Robert Bennett R UT Nay No Vote Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 0/7 0% 81
Jeff Bingaman D NM Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Christopher Bond R MO Aye No Vote Nay Nay No Vote Nay No Vote 1/7 14% 64
Barbara Boxer D CA Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Scott Brown R MA Aye Aye Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 2/7 29% 63
Sherrod Brown D OH Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Samuel Brownback R KS Aye Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 1/7 14% 64
Jim Bunning R KY Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 0/7 0% 81
Richard Burr R NC Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 0/7 0% 81
Roland Burris D IL Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Robert Byrd D WV No Vote Aye Aye No Vote No Vote No Vote Deceased 2/6 33% 62
Maria Cantwell D WA Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Benjamin Cardin D MD Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Thomas Carper D DE Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Robert Casey D PA Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
C. Saxby Chambliss R GA Aye Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 1/7 14% 64
Tom Coburn R OK Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 0/7 0% 81
Thad Cochran R MS Aye Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 1/7 14% 64
Susan Collins R ME Aye Aye Aye Nay Nay Nay Aye 4/7 57% 58
Kent Conrad D ND Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Bob Corker R TN Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 0/7 0% 81
John Cornyn R TX Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 0/7 0% 81
Michael Crapo R ID Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 0/7 0% 81
Jim DeMint R SC Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay No Vote 0/7 0% 81
Christopher Dodd D CT Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Byron Dorgan D ND Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Richard Durbin D IL Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
John Ensign R NV Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 0/7 0% 81
Michael Enzi R WY Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 0/7 0% 81
Russell Feingold D WI Aye Aye Aye Nay Aye Aye Aye 6/7 86% 42
Dianne Feinstein D CA Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Al Franken D MN Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Kirsten Gillibrand D NY Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Lindsey Graham R SC Aye Nay Nay Nay No Vote Nay Nay 1/7 14% 64
Charles Grassley R IA Aye Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 1/7 14% 64
Judd Gregg R NH Nay No Vote Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 0/7 0% 81
Kay Hagan D NC Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Thomas Harkin D IA Aye No Vote Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 6/7 86% 42
Orrin Hatch R UT Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 0/7 0% 81
Kay Hutchison R TX No Vote Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 0/7 0% 81
James Inhofe R OK Aye Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 1/7 14% 64
Daniel Inouye D HI Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
John Isakson R GA Aye Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 1/7 14% 64
Mike Johanns R NE Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 0/7 0% 81
Tim Johnson D SD Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Edward Kaufman D DE Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
John Kerry D MA Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Amy Klobuchar D MN Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Herbert Kohl D WI Aye Aye Aye Nay Aye Aye Aye 6/7 86% 42
Jon Kyl R AZ Aye Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 1/7 14% 64
Mary Landrieu D LA Aye Aye Aye Nay Aye Aye Aye 6/7 86% 42
Frank Lautenberg D NJ No Vote Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 6/7 86% 42
Patrick Leahy D VT Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
George LeMieux R FL Aye Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 1/7 14% 64
Carl Levin D MI Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Joseph Lieberman I CT Aye Aye Aye Nay Nay Aye Aye 5/7 71% 55
Blanche Lincoln D AR Aye Aye Aye No Vote Aye Aye Aye 6/7 86% 42
Richard Lugar R IN Aye Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 1/7 14% 64
John McCain R AZ Aye Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 1/7 14% 64
Claire McCaskill D MO Aye Aye Aye Nay Aye Aye Aye 6/7 86% 42
Mitch McConnell R KY Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 0/7 0% 81
Robert Menendez D NJ Aye No Vote Aye Nay Aye Aye Aye 5/7 71% 55
Jeff Merkley D OR Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Barbara Mikulski D MD Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Lisa Murkowski R AK Aye Nay Nay Nay Nay No Vote Nay 1/7 14% 64
Patty Murray D WA Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Bill Nelson D FL Aye Aye No Vote Nay Aye Aye Aye 5/7 71% 55
E. Benjamin Nelson D NE Aye Aye Aye Nay Nay Nay Nay 3/7 43% 60
Mark Pryor D AR Aye Aye Aye Nay Aye Aye Aye 6/7 86% 42
John Reed D RI Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Harry Reid D NV Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Nay 7/7 100% 1
James Risch R ID Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 0/7 0% 81
Pat Roberts R KS Aye Nay Nay No Vote No Vote Nay No Vote 1/7 14% 64
John Rockefeller D WV Aye No Vote Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 6/7 86% 42
Bernard Sanders I VT Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Charles Schumer D NY Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Jefferson Sessions R AL Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 0/7 0% 81
Jeanne Shaheen D NH Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Richard Shelby R AL Aye Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 1/7 14% 64
Olympia Snowe R ME Aye Aye Aye Nay Nay Nay Aye 4/7 57% 58
Arlen Specter D PA Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Debbie Ann Stabenow D MI Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Jon Tester D MT Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
John Thune R SD Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 0/7 0% 81
Mark Udall D CO Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Tom Udall D NM Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
David Vitter R LA Aye Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 1/7 14% 64
George Voinovich R OH Aye Aye Aye Nay Nay Nay Nay 3/7 43% 60
Mark Warner D VA Aye Aye No Vote Aye Aye Aye Aye 6/7 86% 42
James Webb D VA Aye Aye Aye Nay Aye Aye Aye 6/7 86% 42
Sheldon Whitehouse D RI Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1
Roger Wicker R MS Aye Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay Nay 1/7 14% 64
Ron Wyden D OR Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye 7/7 100% 1

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References

  1. Donny Shaw, "GOP Blocks Unemployment Insurance Bill, Senate Leaves for July 4th Recess," OpenCongress blog, July 1, 2010.

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