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S Amdt 4435 - Minimum Wage Increase Amendment - Key Vote

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Joe Biden, Jr. voted Yea (Amendment Vote) on this Amendment.

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Stage Details

Amendment - Amendment Rejected (Senate) (46-52) - (Key vote)

Title: Minimum Wage Increase Amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment that increases the minimum wage rate to $4.70 per hour during the year beginning on July 5, 1996, and to $5.15 per hour beginning July 5, 1997.

  • Excludes certain computer professionals from minimum wage and overtime requirements when they earn at least $27.63 an hour.
  • Allows an employer to waive the minimum wage increase for any employee less than 20 years old during the first 90 days of their employment and pay $4.25 per hour.
  • Excludes certain employees in Puerto Rico from the minimum wage increase.
Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Minimum Wage Increase Amendment


  • Edward M. 'Ted' Kennedy Sr. (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
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