Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Did the Senate vote on extended unemployment benefits yesterday?

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
 
Racenut20 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-12-04 05:48 AM
Original message
Did the Senate vote on extended unemployment benefits yesterday?
I don't know the links to track Congressional votes, If anyone knows them right off.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-12-04 05:50 AM
Response to Original message
1. Yes they did.
and it didn't pass.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
AnnitaR Donating Member (958 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-12-04 05:54 AM
Response to Original message
2. Kerry didn't vote
AND it failed by one vote.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Racenut20 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-12-04 05:58 AM
Response to Reply #2
4. That is bad on the surface, but...
Often a Senator or Congressman can miss a vote by arrangement with another who is going to vote opposite, so that neither attend the voting session and there is not harm done. But on a matter so dear to Democrats platform, I would not think this a good choice. Think Senator was in Jacksonville raising bookoo money last night, and will continue Florida campaign today.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-12-04 06:39 AM
Response to Reply #2
5. And the Republicans voted for it?
Come on, Kerry should have but did he really kill it? We know who did not want it.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Orangepeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-12-04 06:43 AM
Response to Reply #2
6. as I understand it, this vote was a trap
the bill gave additional huge tax breaks to corporations, and had the unemployment extension in it as a way to try to get Democratic support (or screw them over if they didn't vote for it)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-12-04 07:55 AM
Response to Reply #6
8. some trap.. the corporate taxes passed anyway - and the energy bill
or BIG parts of it - got tagged on. Sadly, they lost the battle AND the war on this one. *sigh*

I posted a story in LBN per what was passed (from western state news sources so the articles were focusing on the passage of the energy bill within the corporate tax bill.)
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-12-04 05:54 AM
Response to Original message
3. guess who didn't vote at all.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-12-04 07:50 AM
Response to Original message
7. Baucus helped GOP end filibuster in return for UE vote - knowing it
would lose.

The GOP allowed enough folks to join with Dems to make it look like it almost passed - and we would have a "blame Kerry" moment.
sigh...


Dangerous perhaps to the GOP ideal of screwing the poor - cause it could have pased if anything goes wrong - but the back-up was knowing that any UE benefit would be stripped in House/Senate conference - so no real danger.

It was cute move by Baucus(D) - the GOP worked the good feeling many Dem's have toward McCain so as to have an additional reason to let the vote go forward. Seems McCain wanted a vote on the energy company welfare giveaway amendment and could only get one if the Dem's backed off and let the Bill go forward to votes.

So that amendment lost big as mid-west GOP and Dems showed their love of corn as a fuel for cars.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-12-04 08:58 AM
Response to Reply #7
9. The 59 to 40 vote was to exclude UE benefits from deficit budget rules
it would not have passed the actual benefit extention.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sat Oct 25th 2014, 12:06 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC