Scott Brown on Welfare and Unemployment

Last Updated : Sep 26, 2012

Cloture Vote on Unemployment

In March of 2010, Senator Brown spoke on the Senate floor about his intention to support cloture on the bill to extend unemployment, but that he was only doing so to move the process forward and that he opposed the final bill if it was not paid for in the final version. In April of 2010, Senator Brown released a press statement noting his intention to vote for cloture although he might not support the final version of the legislation.

When interviewed on the legislation, Senator Brown stated that supports that are struggling but that we have to realize that those who have jobs are struggling as well.

 

 

Paid For Unemployment

In June of 2010, Senator Brown issued a press statement noting that he opposed passing the unemployment extensions unless they were paid for and not added to the debt.

In July of 2010, Senator Brown released another press statement noting his desire to see the unemployment extension paid for instead of added to the debt.

 

Fiscally Responsible Relief For Our States Act of 2010

In June of 2010, Senator Brown released a press statement noting legislation he was introducing that would pay for a number of programs like unemployment and not add to the debt.

 

Support for LIHEAP Funding

In December of 2010, Senator Brown released a press statement applauding the awarding of LIHEAP funds to Massachusetts.

 

Voting Record

Senate Passage of Extending Unemployment Benefits

On July 21, 2010 the Senate voted on the final version of legislation to extend unemployment insurance benefits. The measure passed 62-36 with most Democrats supporting it and most Republicans opposing it. Scott Brown voted against extending the unemployment insurance.

Scott Brown voted against extending the unemployment insurance.

Cloture Vote on Extending Unemployment

On March 10, 2010 the Senate voted on cloture for legislation to extend unemployment insurance benefits. Several Senators supported cloture on the bill merely to move it along in the hopes of paying for the provisions later. It passed 66-32. Scott Brown voted in favor of cloture, supporting debate on extending the unemployment insurance.

Scott Brown voted in favor of cloture, supporting debate on extending the unemployment insurance.

Final Passage of Extending Unemployment Benefits

On March 10, 2010 the Senate voted to pass legislation to extend unemployment insurance benefits. The measure passed 59-39 with most Democrats supporting it and most Republicans opposing it. Scott Brown voted against extending the unemployment insurance.

Scott Brown voted against extending the unemployment insurance.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

This representative has not been identified as sponsoring or cosponsoring significant legislation related to this title.

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