Recent Senate Votes
Unemployment Benefits – Cloture – Vote Agreed to (61-35, 4 Not Voting)
Senators voted to invoke cloture on an amended bill that would extended eligibility for long-term unemployment benefits through May 31, 2014.
Sen. Roy Blunt voted NO
Sen. Claire McCaskill voted YES
Recent House Votes
Ukraine Aid – Passage – Vote Passed (378-34, 19 Not Voting)
On Tuesday, the House agreed to concur with a Senate amendment and pass a package of $150 million in aid and loan guarantees to the Ukrainian government. The vote required a two-thirds majority under the suspension of House rules. President Obama signed the bill into law on April 3.
Rep. William Lacy Clay voted YES
Employee Hours Rules – Passage – Vote Passed (248-179, 4 Not Voting)
House members voted on Thursday to change the number of hours employees must work to qualify for mandatory employer coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The law would define full-time employees as those working 40 hours a week, ten more hours than as defined under current law.
Rep. William Lacy Clay voted NO