Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Uemployment Benefit Vote: 78-19
Know that nineteen senators voted against the bill extending unemployment benefits for another month at a time when the job market is weak. Basically, nineteen senators gave the unemployed the finger. This should have passed with unanimous consent. Those who voted against the bill - all Republicans. Senators Frank Lautenberg (D-New Jersey), Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) did not vote.