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U.S. minimum wage legislation
AFSCME 2007 House Scorecard description The House approved a bill (H.R. 2) to raise the minimum wage from its current $5.15 an hour to $7.25 in three steps over the next 26 months.
AFSCME 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.afscme.org/legislation-politics/19812.cfm +
AFSCME 2007 Senate Scorecard description The Senate, during consideration of the Ho The Senate, during consideration of the House-passed minimum wage increase (H.R. 2), refused to cut off debate or permit the bill to advance without attaching a package of tax breaks for small businesses. AFSCME supported the motion to end debate because the tax cuts were unnecessary and were being used to make it more difficult to increase the federal minimum wage to $7.25 an hour, from $5.15, over two years. $7.25 an hour, from $5.15, over two years.
AFSCME 2007 Senate Scorecard position Aye  +
AFSCME 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.afscme.org/docs/271-08 Senate.pdf +
American Conservative Union 2007 House Scorecard description The House passed a bill increasing the federal minimum wage by $2.10 over two years, to $7.25 an hour, a 41 percent increase, after rejecting provisions that would have assisted small businesses in meeting its requirements. ACU opposed this bill.
American Conservative Union 2007 House Scorecard position Nay +
American Conservative Union 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.acuratings.org/ +
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 House Scorecard description Passage of a bill to increase the federal Passage of a bill to increase the federal minimum wage by $2.10 over two years from $5.15 to $7.25 an hour. Sixty days after enactment, the minimum wage would be $5.85 an hour, a year later, $6.55 an hour, and the next year, $7.25 an hour. A federal minimum wage of $3.55 an hour would be extended to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands 60 days after enactment, rising in 50-cent increments every six months until it reaches $7.25 per hour. Thus the Marianas would no longer be a sweat-shop haven for “Made in USA” goods. Passed 315-116. n for “Made in USA” goods. Passed 315-116.
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 House Scorecard position Aye +
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.adaction.org/pages/publications/voting-records.php +
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 Senate Scorecard description Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting de Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on a Baucus (D-MT) substitute amendment to raise the minimum wage to $7.25 per hour over two years and provide $8.3 billion in small-business tax incentives. The tax provisions would be offset with revenue increases, including a $1 million cap on the amount of executive compensation that can be tax-deferred in any year and extend certain restrictions on certain sale-in-leaseout deals. ictions on certain sale-in-leaseout deals.
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 Senate Scorecard position Aye +
Americans for Democratic Action 2007 Senate Scorecard source Http://www.adaction.org/pages/publications/voting-records.php +
Bill of vote U.S. minimum wage legislation +
Chamber 111th United States Congress + , U.S. Senate +
Congress number 110th +
Drum Major Institute 2007 House Scorecard description At less than $11,000 a year for a full-tim At less than $11,000 a year for a full-time worker, the federal minimum wage is a poverty wage. It is a rate at which it is impossible for working Americans to independently pay their rent, feed their families or get needed medical care—much less save for the types of investments that make it possible to work one’s way into the middle class, like an education, a first home or the chance to start a business. Contrary to the stereotype of the minimum wage worker as a teenager with nothing to purchase but junk food and movie tickets, the typical minimum wage worker is an adult providing more than half of his or her family’s total earnings. According to the Economic Policy Institute, nearly half of families with a worker who would benefit from a minimum wage increase rely on that worker’s pay as the family’s only source of earnings. As thirty-four states have raised their minimum wages above the federal rate, economists have also had more opportunities to study the effects of minimum wage increases, concluding that raising the minimum wage does not lead to the loss of jobs as critics had threatened. This version of the bill, without tax cuts for business, is significant because in the past ten years Congress showered businesses with hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks even as hardworking families earning the federal minimum wage received no raise at all, and in fact saw their paychecks eaten away by inflation aw their paychecks eaten away by inflation
Drum Major Institute 2007 House Scorecard position Aye +
Drum Major Institute 2007 House Scorecard source Http://www.drummajorinstitute.org/library/report.php?ID=63 +
Drum Major Institute 2007 Senate Scorecard description At less than $11,000 a year for a full-tim At less than $11,000 a year for a full-time worker, the federal minimum wage is a poverty wage. It is a rate at which it is impossible for working Americans to independently pay their rent, feed their families or get needed medical care—much less save for the types of investments that make it possible to work one’s way into the middle class, like an education, a first home or the chance to start a business. Contrary to the stereotype of the minimum wage worker as a teenager with nothing to purchase but junk food and movie tickets, the typical minimum wage worker is an adult providing more than half of his or her family’s total earnings. According to the Economic Policy Institute, nearly half of families with a worker who would benefit from a minimum wage increase rely on that worker’s pay as the family’s only source of earnings. As thirty-four states have raised their minimum wages above the federal rate, economists have also had more opportunities to study the effects of minimum wage increases, concluding that raising the minimum wage does not lead to the loss of jobs as critics had threatened. This version of the bill, without tax cuts for business, is significant because in the past ten years Congress showered businesses with hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks even as hardworking families earning the federal minimum wage received no raise at all, and in fact saw their paychecks eaten away by inflation. w their paychecks eaten away by inflation.
Drum Major Institute 2007 Senate Scorecard position Aye  +
Modification date
Roll call number 18 + , 23 + , 34 +
Scorecard vote AFSCME 2007 House Scorecard + , American Conservative Union 2007 House Scorecard + , Americans for Democratic Action 2007 House Scorecard + , Drum Major Institute 2007 House Scorecard + , AFSCME 2007 Senate Scorecard + , Drum Major Institute 2007 Senate Scorecard + , Americans for Democratic Action 2007 Senate Scorecard +
Session number 1 +
Categories Labor, Immigration and Retirement Policy (U.S.)  + , U.S. legislation  + , Record votes  + , Labor  + , Congresspedia  +
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Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 + , Help:How to add a record vote display + , U.S. House of Representatives record vote 18, 110th Congress, Session 1 + , U.S. Senate record vote 23, 110th Congress, Session 1 + , U.S. Senate record vote 34, 110th Congress, Session 1 + , U.S. minimum wage legislation + Bill of vote
 

 

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