February 01, 2007 | Vote 42
H R 2

H R 2

 
Yes 94

49

45

No 3

3

Not voting: 3

About this vote

On Passage of the Bill

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 would be 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 would also apply the federal minimum wage to the Northern Mariana Islands, a territory of the United States. The legislation passed in the Senate on Feb. 1, 2007, on a 94-3 vote. The Senate measure includes about $8 billion over 10 years in tax breaks for businesses like restaurants, which is likely to be a sticking point when the chamber tries to reconcile its version with the House. The House passed its version of the bill on Jan. 10, 2007, with a vote of 315-116. Every House Democrat voted in favor of the proposal along with 82 Republicans.

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Yes
94
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No
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(0, 3, 0)
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3
(2, 1, 0)
P Name State
D Akaka Daniel Akaka
HI
R Alexander Andrew Alexander
TN
R Allard Alan Allard
CO
D Baucus Max Baucus
MT
D Bayh Birch Bayh
IN
R Bennett Robert Bennett
UT
D Biden Joseph Biden
DE
D Bingaman Jesse Bingaman
NM
R Bond Christopher Bond
MO
D Boxer Barbara Boxer
CA
D Brown Sherrod Brown
OH
R Brownback Samuel Brownback
KS
R Bunning James Bunning
KY
R Burr Richard Burr
NC
D Byrd Robert Byrd
WV
D Cantwell Maria Cantwell
WA
D Cardin Benjamin Cardin
MD
D Carper Thomas Carper
DE
D Casey Robert Casey
PA
R Chambliss Clarence Chambliss
GA
D Clinton Hillary Clinton
NY
R Cochran William Cochran
MS
R Coleman Norman Coleman
MN
R Collins Susan Collins
ME
D Conrad Kent Conrad
ND
R Corker Robert Corker
TN
R Cornyn John Cornyn
TX
R Craig Larry Craig
ID
R Crapo Michael Crapo
ID
D Dodd Christopher Dodd
CT
R Dole Elizabeth Dole
NC
R Domenici Pietro Domenici
NM
D Dorgan Byron Dorgan
ND
D Durbin Richard Durbin
IL
R Ensign John Ensign
NV
R Enzi Michael Enzi
WY
D Feingold Russell Feingold
WI
D Feinstein Dianne Feinstein
CA
R Graham Lindsey Graham
SC
R Grassley Charles Grassley
IA
R Gregg Judd Gregg
NH
R Hagel Charles Hagel
NE
D Harkin Thomas Harkin
IA
R Hatch Orrin Hatch
UT
R Hutchison Kathyrn Hutchison
TX
D Inouye Daniel Inouye
HI
R Isakson Johnny Isakson
GA
D Kennedy Edward Kennedy
MA
D Kerry John Kerry
MA
D Klobuchar Amy Klobuchar
MN
D Kohl Herbert Kohl
WI
D Landrieu Mary Landrieu
LA
D Lautenberg Frank Lautenberg
NJ
D Leahy Patrick Leahy
VT
D Levin Carl Levin
MI
D Lieberman Joseph Lieberman
CT
D Lincoln Blanche Lincoln
AR
R Lott Chester Lott
MS
R Lugar Richard Lugar
IN
R Martinez Melquiades Martinez
FL
R McCain John McCain
AZ
D McCaskill Claire McCaskill
MO
R McConnell Addison McConnell
KY
D Menéndez Robert Menéndez
NJ
D Mikulski Barbara Mikulski
MD
R Murkowski Lisa Murkowski
AK
D Murray Patty Murray
WA
D Nelson Clarence Nelson
FL
D Nelson Earl Nelson
NE
D Obama Barack Obama
IL
D Pryor Mark Pryor
AR
D Reed John Reed
RI
D Reid Harry Reid
NV
R Roberts Charles Roberts
KS
D Rockefeller John Rockefeller
WV
D Salazar Kenneth Salazar
CO
D Sanders Bernard Sanders
VT
R Sessions Jefferson Sessions
AL
R Shelby Richard Shelby
AL
R Smith Gordon Smith
OR
R Snowe Olympia Snowe
ME
R Specter Arlen Specter
PA
D Stabenow Deborah Stabenow
MI
R Stevens Theodore Stevens
AK
R Sununu John Sununu
NH
D Tester Jon Tester
MT
R Thomas Craig Thomas
WY
R Thune John Thune
SD
R Vitter David Vitter
LA
R Voinovich George Voinovich
OH
R Warner John Warner
VA
D Webb James Webb
VA
D Whitehouse Sheldon Whitehouse
RI
D Wyden Ronald Wyden
OR
P Name State
R Coburn Thomas Coburn
OK
R DeMint James DeMint
SC
R Kyl Jon Kyl
AZ
P Name State
R Inhofe James Inhofe
OK
D Johnson Timothy Johnson
SD
D Schumer Charles Schumer
NY