Senate vote 160
- 50 yea
- nay 49
3/5 Required Tally: 50-49Failed to pass
This bill was designed to provide tax relief for American workers and businesses, to put workers back on the job while rebuilding and modernizing America, and to provide pathways back to work for unemployed Americans. The bill would have helped low-income individuals by:
- Providing tax cuts for small businesses on their first $5 million in payroll, and eliminating payroll taxes for firms that add new workers or increase wages.
- Providing tax credits to encourage the hiring of unemployed veterans.
- Preventing up to 280,000 teacher layoffs.
- Modernizing at least 35,000 public schools across the country.
- Creating Project Rebuild, which would put people to work rehabilitating homes, business, and communities.
- Extending unemployment benefits.
- Banning employers from discriminating against the unemployed when hiring.
- Providing a tax credit for employers who hire long-term unemployed workers.
- Expanding job opportunities for low-income youth and adults.
This bill did not receive the 3/5 vote necessary to invoke cloture in the Senate.
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- Shelby, Richard N [Shelby / Alabama Senate #2]Sessions, Jeff N [Sessions / Alabama Senate #1]
- Feinstein, Dianne Y [Feinstein / California Senate #2]Boxer, Barbara Y [Boxer / California Senate #1]
- Blumenthal, Richard Y [Blumenthal / Connecticut Senate #1]Lieberman, Joe Y [Lieberman / Connecticut Senate #2]
- Carper, Tom Y [Carper / Delaware Senate #1]Coons, Christopher Y [Coons / Delaware Senate #2]
- Isakson, Johnny N [Isakson / Georgia Senate #2]Chambliss, Saxby N [Chambliss / Georgia Senate #1]
- Vitter, David N [Vitter / Louisiana Senate #2]Landrieu, Mary Y [Landrieu / Louisiana Senate #1]
- Cardin, Ben Y [Cardin / Maryland Senate #1]Mikulski, Barbara Y [Mikulski / Maryland Senate #2]
- Kerry, John Y [Kerry / Massachusetts Senate #2]Brown, Scott N [Brown / Massachusetts Senate #1]
- Levin, Carl Y [Levin / Michigan Senate #1]Stabenow, Debbie Y [Stabenow / Michigan Senate #2]
- Klobuchar, Amy Y [Klobuchar / Minnesota Senate #2]Franken, Al Y [Franken / Minnesota Senate #1]
- Cochran, Thad N [Cochran / Mississippi Senate #1]Wicker, Roger N [Wicker / Mississippi Senate #2]
- Blunt, Roy N [Blunt / Missouri Senate #1]McCaskill, Claire Y [McCaskill / Missouri Senate #2]
- New Hampshire
- Ayotte, Kelly N [Ayotte / New Hampshire Senate #1]Shaheen, Jeanne Y [Shaheen / New Hampshire Senate #2]
- New Jersey
- Lautenberg, Frank Y [Lautenberg / New Jersey Senate #1]Menendez, Bob Y [Menendez / New Jersey Senate #2]
- New Mexico
- Bingaman, Jeff Y [Bingaman / New Mexico Senate #1]Udall, Tom Y [Udall / New Mexico Senate #2]
- New York
- Gillibrand, Kirsten Y [Gillibrand / New York Senate #1]Schumer, Chuck Y [Schumer / New York Senate #2]
- North Carolina
- Burr, Richard N [Burr / North Carolina Senate #1]Hagan, Kay Y [Hagan / North Carolina Senate #2]
- North Dakota
- Conrad, Kent Y [Conrad / North Dakota Senate #1]Hoeven, John N [Hoeven / North Dakota Senate #2]
- Casey, Bob Y [Casey / Pennsylvania Senate #1]Toomey, Patrick N [Toomey / Pennsylvania Senate #2]
- Rhode Island
- Reed, Jack Y [Reed / Rhode Island Senate #1]Whitehouse, Sheldon Y [Whitehouse / Rhode Island Senate #2]
- South Carolina
- DeMint, Jim N [DeMint / South Carolina Senate #1]Graham, Lindsey N [Graham / South Carolina Senate #2]
- South Dakota
- Johnson, Tim Y [Johnson / South Dakota Senate #1]Thune, John N [Thune / South Dakota Senate #2]
- Corker, Bob N [Corker / Tennessee Senate #2]Alexander, Lamar N [Alexander / Tennessee Senate #1]
- Cantwell, Maria Y [Cantwell / Washington Senate #1]Murray, Patty Y [Murray / Washington Senate #2]
- West Virginia
- Manchin III, Joe Y [Manchin III / West Virginia Senate #1]Rockefeller, Jay Y [Rockefeller / West Virginia Senate #2]
* Members in italics and marked with an asterisk (*) are not ranked.