It didn’t take the Third District’s newly-minted congressional representative long to vote against the interests of the unemployed in the district he represents. The House vote on an extension of unemployment insurance for three months was put to a vote yesterday. It was Stutzman’s first vote, and he chose to vote against the extension.
A two-thirds vote was required to pass the extension, and the Third District’s Republican representative lined up with his Hoosier Republican buddies and voted “nay” despite the fact that there are thousands of unemployed workers in the Third District, and many of them need the extension to survive. And, despite the fact that he has only been in the House for two whole days. Perhaps his mind was already made up as to how he would vote before he ever stepped foot in the Capitol Building.