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Session 2

Yes: 415, No: 0, Not voting: 18
January 16, 2007

Honoring Boise State Football Team (Vote 26)

Commending the Boise State University Broncos Football Team for Winning the 2007 Fiesta Bowl and Completing An Undefeated Season.

Yes: 414, No: 1, Not voting: 17
January 16, 2007

Honoring Florida Football Team (Vote 25)

Commending the University of Florida Gators for Their Victory in the 2006 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and for Winning the National College Football Championship.

Yes: 418, No: 0, Not voting: 17
January 16, 2007

Honoring Martin Luther King Holiday (Vote 24)

Observing the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Encouraging the People of the United States to Observe the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and for Other Purposes.

Yes: 255, No: 170, Not voting: 10
January 12, 2007

Medicare Prescription Drug Bill (Vote 23)

This bill would allow the government to negotiate directly with drugmakers for lower prescription drug prices for individuals using Medicare. The bill, which amends the Social Security Act, permits the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate with drug companies on behalf of private insurers that run the drug benefit program for Medicare. This overturns a 2003 law which made private insurers responsible for these negotiations. The bill would require the secretary of Health and Human Services to lead negotiations and report back to Congress in six months. Even with this new legislation in place, pharmaceutical companies are not mandated to lower their prices. The House swiftly passed the bill on Jan. 12, 2007, by a vote of 255-170, with 24 Republicans joining House Democrats. A companion bill has not been offered in the Senate. A similar Senate bill allows the government to negotiate with drugmakers in some instances.

Yes: 196, No: 229, Not voting: 10
January 12, 2007

Medicare Prescription Drug Bill (Vote 22)

Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act

Yes: 423, No: 0, Not voting: 12
January 11, 2007

Honoring Gerald R. Ford (Vote 21)

Mourning the Passing of President Gerald Rudolph Ford and Celebrating His Leadership and Service to the People of the United States

Yes: 253, No: 174, Not voting: 8
January 11, 2007

Stem Cell Research (Vote 20)

Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act

Yes: 189, No: 238, Not voting: 8
January 11, 2007

Procedural Vote on Stem Cell Bill (Vote 19)

Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act

Yes: 315, No: 116, Not voting: 4
January 10, 2007

Fair Minimum Wage Act (Vote 18)

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.

Yes: 144, No: 287, Not voting: 4
January 10, 2007

Procedural Vote on Minimum Wage Bill (Vote 17)

Fair Minimum Wage Act