Those making minimum wage you’ve been shafted by the Senate. Not by CTs reps though. Joe and Chris said YES but the 60 other YES votes needed to bump up the minimum from $5.15 to $7.25 were elsewhere.
Oh! And! A vote to adjust the minimum wage to “$6.25 while decreasing taxes and regulations for small businesses” was also rejected! Smack down! Bam!
|June 26, 2006
In this MegaVote for Connecticut’s 3rd Congressional District:
Recent Congressional Votes –
Senate: Increase in the Minimum Wage
Senate: Minimum Wage Adjustment
Senate: Redeployment of troops in Iraq by 2007
Senate: Gradual redeployment of troops in Iraq
House: Defense Appropriations Act, FY2007
House: Permanent Estate Tax Relief Act
House: Legislative Line Item Veto Act
Upcoming Congressional Bills –
Senate: Flag Desecration Resolution
House: Science, State, Justice, Commerce Appropriations Act, FY2007
House: Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act of 2006
|Recent Senate Votes|
|Increase in the Minimum Wage – Vote Failed (52-46, 2 Not Voting)
This amendment fell short of the 60 votes needed to approve a raise in the minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25.
Minimum Wage Adjustment – Vote Rejected (45-53, 2 Not Voting)
The Senate rejected this proposal to raise the minimum wage to $6.25 while decreasing taxes and regulations for small businesses.
Redeployment of troops in Iraq by 2007 – Vote Rejected (13-86, 1 Not Voting)
During the debate over the defense authorization bill, the Senate rejected this amendment calling for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq by July 2007.
Gradual redeployment of troops in Iraq – Vote Rejected (39-60, 1 Not Voting)
The Senate rejected this non-binding “sense of the Senate” resolution calling for a gradual pullout of U.S. troops from Iraq.
|Recent House Votes|
|Defense Appropriations Act, FY2007 – Vote Passed (407-19, 6 Not Voting)
The House passed this $427 billion bill that would fund the Department of Defense for the 2007 fiscal year.
Permanent Estate Tax Relief Act – Vote Passed (269-156, 8 Not Voting)
This House bill would permanently exempt estates worth less than $5 million per spouse from estate taxes.
Legislative Line Item Veto Act – Vote Passed (247-172, 14 Not Voting)
This bill would allow the president to veto specific items in spending bills.
|Flag Desecration Resolution – S.J.Res.12
The Senate is scheduled to begin debate of this proposed constitutional amendment to ban flag burning.
Science, State, Justice, Commerce Appropriations Act, FY2007 – H.R.5672
The House is scheduled to take up this $60 billion bill funding the Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce and various science agencies for the 2007 fiscal year.
Deep Ocean Energy Resources Act of 2006 – H.R.4761
This House bill would expand oil and natural gas exploration in coastal waters.
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