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Key Votes

HR 3246 - Small Business and Employee Fairness bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Bernie Sanders voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Stage Details

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (202-200) - (Key vote)

Title: Small Business and Employee Fairness bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that alters policies of the National Labor Relations Board and allows employers to refuse to hire applicants whose main purpose is to organize other employees.

  • Requires the National Labor Relations Board to resolve all cases in which an employee alleges he or she was fired because of an attempt to encourage or discourage union membership within 365 days.
  • Mandates the National Labor Relations Board to conduct individual hearings to determine the appropriateness of bargaining units in specific locations.
  • Allows successful defendants in National Labor Relations Board suits to recover legal fees and court costs if they have fewer than 100 employees and less than $1.4 million in net worth.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Small Business and Employee Fairness bill


  • William F. 'Bill' Goodling (PA - R) (Out Of Office)


  • William E. 'Bill' Barrett (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Randall H. 'Duke' Cunningham (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nathan Deal (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Eric Ensign (NV - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Harris W. Fawell (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lindsey O. Graham (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joel Hefley (CO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Van Hilleary (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter 'Pete' Hoekstra (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph K. 'Joe' Knollenberg (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David M. McIntosh (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Norwood Jr. (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald Ernest 'Ron' Paul (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John E. Peterson (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank Duhcan Riggs (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joe Scarborough (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert W. 'Bob' Schaffer (CO - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Vincent K. Snowbarger (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Edward Souder (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Stenholm (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Lee 'Bob' Stump (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James M. 'Jim' Talent (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Wesley 'Wes' Watkins (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Weldon (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
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