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S AMDT 4322 - Minimum Wage Adjustment Amendment - Key Vote

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Barack Obama II voted Yea (Amendment Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Amendment Adopted (Senate) (52-46) - (Key vote)

Title: Minimum Wage Adjustment Amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment that raises the federal hourly minimum wage from $5.15 to $7.25 over a two-year period that will begin 60 days after the enactment of the bill.

Highlights:
  • Raises the minimum wage to $5.85 after 60 days of enactment.
  • Increases minimum wage to $6.55 beginning 12 months after the 60th day.
  • Increases minimum wage to $7.25 beginning 24 months after the 60th day.
Note:

NOTE: THIS PIECE OF LEGISLATION WAS LATER WITHDRAWN.

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Minimum Wage Adjustment Amendment

Sponsors

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

Co-sponsors

  • Evan Bayh (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph Robinette 'Joe' Biden Jr. (DE - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeff Bingaman (NM - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Dayton (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Byron L. Dorgan (ND - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Russell D. 'Russ' Feingold (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Forbes Kerry (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank R. Lautenberg (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph I. 'Joe' Lieberman (CT - I) (Out Of Office)
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