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110th Congress / Bills / H R 2

Title

To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide for an increase in the Federal minimum wage.

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Votes on this bill

DateChamberResultVote
2/1/07 Senate Passed Session 1, roll call 42: On Passage of the Bill
H.R.2, As Amended; Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007
1/31/07 Senate Agreed to Session 1, roll call 37: On the Motion to Table
Motion to Table Kyl Amdt. No. 209; To extend through December 31, 2012, the increased expensing for small businesses.
1/25/07 Senate Agreed to Session 1, roll call 32: On the Motion to Table
Motion to Table, Kyl Amdt. No. 205; To extend through December 31, 2008, the depreciation treatment of leasehold, restaurant, and retail space improvements, and for other purposes.
1/25/07 Senate Agreed to Session 1, roll call 31: On the Amendment
Sessions Amdt. No. 148; To prohibit employers who unlawfully employ aliens from receiving government contracts.
1/25/07 Senate Agreed to Session 1, roll call 29: On the Amendment
Baucus Amdt. No. 206; To express the sense of the Senate that Congress should make permanent the tax incentives to make education more affordable and more accessible for American families and eliminate wasteful spending, such as spending on unnecessary tax loopholes, in order to fully offset the cost of such incentives and avoid forcing taxpayers to pay substantially more interest to foreign creditors.
1/25/07 Senate Agreed to Session 1, roll call 27: On the Amendment
Baucus Amdt. No. 207; To express the sense of the Senate that Congress should repeal the 1993 tax increase on Social Security benefits and eliminate wasteful spending, such as spending on unnecessary tax loopholes, in order to fully offset the cost of such repeal and avoid forcing taxpayers to pay substantially more interest to foreign creditors.
1/24/07 Senate Rejected Session 1, roll call 24: On the Amendment
Allard Amdt. No. 116; To afford States the rights and flexibility to determine minimum wage.
1/23/07 Senate Agreed to Session 1, roll call 21: On the Amendment
Sessions Amdt. No. 106 As Modified; To express the sense of the Senate that increasing personal savings is a necessary step toward ensuring the economic security of all the people of the United States upon retirement.
1/23/07 Senate Agreed to Session 1, roll call 20: On the Amendment
Snowe Amdt. No. 103 As Modified; In the nature of a substitute.
1/10/07 House Passed Session 1, roll call 18: On Passage
This bill would increase the federal minimum wage from $5.15 an hour to $7.25 an hour over two years. It would increase the minimum wage in three increments. Sixty days after enactment, the minimum wage is to be raised to $5.85. A year after that it will be $6.55, and a year after that it will be $7.25. This is the first change to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 since 1997 when the federal minimum wage was increased from $4.75 to $5.15 an hour. The bill also applies the federal minimum wage to the North Mariana Islands, a territory of the United States. The legislation passed in the House on Jan. 10, 2007, with a vote of 315-116. Every House Democrat voted in favor of the proposal along with 82 Republicans. The Senate version has been stalled because President Bush recommended that tax cuts for small businesses be added to the bill. Senate Democrats lost a 54-43 cloture vote on Jan. 24, 2007 to pass the legislation without tax cuts. The Senate bill now includes $8.3 million in tax breaks even though House Democrats argue constitutional precedents require that tax legislation originate in the House, according to The Washington Post. If the Senate passes its version of the bill, both the chambers will have to reconcile their differences between the two versions.
1/10/07 House Failed Session 1, roll call 17: On Motion to Recommit With Instructions
Fair Minimum Wage Act
1/10/07 House Passed Session 1, roll call 16: On Motion to Table the Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair
Fair Minimum Wage Act
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