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Key Votes

2014 All Unemployed and Low-Income Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
July 28, 2014 NC HB 1181 Establishes Commercial Managed Care for Medicaid Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 17)
July 16, 2014 National H Amdt 1083 Prohibits Federal Agencies from Paying Federal Employees Certain Pay Rates Amendment Rejected - House (193 - 230)
June 19, 2014 RI H 7194A Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 5)
June 18, 2014 MA S 2123 Increases the Minimum Wage Conference Report Adopted - House (124 - 24)
June 18, 2014 MA S 2132 Establishes Labor Standards for Domestic Workers Bill Passed - House (126 - 22)
June 18, 2014 RI H 7194A Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (63 - 10)
June 12, 2014 MA S 2123 Increases the Minimum Wage Conference Report Adopted - Senate (35 - 4)
May 29, 2014 CA SB 935 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 12)
May 8, 2014 NH HB 1403 Increases the Minimum Wage "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - Senate (13 - 11)
May 1, 2014 MA S 2123 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 5)
April 30, 2014 MO SB 673 Limits Duration of Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - House (101 - 49)
April 30, 2014 National S 2223 Minimum Wage Fairness Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (54 - 42)
April 29, 2014 MO SB 510 Amends the Definition of Employee Misconduct for Unemployment Benefits Claims Bill Passed - House (107 - 45)
April 25, 2014 CT HB 5274 Prohibits Employers from Discriminating Against Unemployed Applicants Bill Passed - House (81 - 55)
April 17, 2014 AZ HB 2367 Establishes Work Requirements for Certain Medicaid Recipients Concurrence Vote Passed - House (35 - 22)
April 17, 2014 ME LD 1578 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (94 - 51)
April 17, 2014 ME LD 1578 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14)
April 17, 2014 AZ HB 2291 Expands Eligibility to Empowerment Scholarship Account Program Bill Failed - House (27 - 31)
April 16, 2014 AZ HB 2367 Establishes Work Requirements for Certain Medicaid Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 12)
April 13, 2014 AK HB 384 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (21 - 19)
April 10, 2014 MN HF 2091 Increases the Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (71 - 60)
April 9, 2014 MN HF 2091 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 31)
April 9, 2014 OH HB 485 Establishes the Ohio Healthier Buckeye Council and the Office of Human Services Innovation Bill Passed - House (62 - 30)
April 7, 2014 MD HB 295 Increases the Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - House (87 - 47)
April 7, 2014 OK SB 1023 Prohibits Any Municipality from Establishing a Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (68 - 22)
April 7, 2014 TN SB 2039 Reduces Lifetime Eligibility for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 9)
April 5, 2014 MD HB 295 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 13)
April 4, 2014 KS HB 2552 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion (68 - 54)
April 3, 2014 AL SB 63 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (73 - 27)
April 3, 2014 MO SB 673 Limits Duration of Unemployment Benefits Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 8)
April 2, 2014 AL SB 115 Amends Job Application Requirements for Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (70 - 33)
April 2, 2014 MA H 4026 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (125 - 24)
March 31, 2014 National HR 4302 Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 Bill Passed - Senate (64 - 35)
March 31, 2014 NE LB 943 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Failed - Senate (20 - 20)
March 27, 2014 TN HB 937 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 6)
March 26, 2014 CT SB 32 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (87 - 54)
March 26, 2014 CT SB 32 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 14)
March 25, 2014 KS HB 2552 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 7)
March 25, 2014 NH SB 413 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - House (202 - 132)
March 19, 2014 NE LB 887 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (27 - 21)
March 13, 2014 IN HB 1351 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Conference Report Rejected - Senate (24 - 24)
March 13, 2014 UT HB 96 Establishes a School Readiness Board Concurrence Vote Passed - House (55 - 17)
March 13, 2014 IN HB 1351 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Conference Report Adopted - House (81 - 17)
March 13, 2014 MO SB 510 Amends the Definition of Employee Misconduct for Unemployment Benefits Claims Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 9)
March 12, 2014 UT HB 96 Establishes a School Readiness Board Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 10)
March 12, 2014 NH HB 1403 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (173 - 118)
March 10, 2014 OK SB 1023 Prohibits Any Municipality from Establishing a Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 9)
March 7, 2014 MD HB 295 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (89 - 46)
March 6, 2014 NH SB 413 Expands Medicaid Eligibility Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 5)
March 6, 2014 AZ HB 2367 Establishes Work Requirements for Certain Medicaid Recipients Bill Passed - House (35 - 22)
March 4, 2014 AR SB 111 2014-2015 Department of Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House (76 - 24)
March 4, 2014 IN HB 1351 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 14)
March 4, 2014 HI HB 2580 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (48 - 3)
March 4, 2014 HI SB 2609 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 1)
March 3, 2014 WY HB 1 2014-2016 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 10)
March 3, 2014 WY HB 1 2014-2016 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (44 - 16)
March 3, 2014 GA HB 990 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion without Legislative Approval Bill Passed - House (118 - 57)
Feb. 26, 2014 AL SB 63 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 4)
Feb. 24, 2014 TN HB 937 Prohibits Medicaid Expansion Bill Passed - House (69 - 24)
Feb. 20, 2014 AR SB 111 2014-2015 Department of Human Services Budget Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8)
Feb. 19, 2014 NM SJR 13 Increases the Minimum Wage Joint Resolution Failed - House (33 - 29)
Feb. 18, 2014 WA SB 6523 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Individuals Bill Passed - House (75 - 22)
Feb. 14, 2014 NM SJR 13 Increases the Minimum Wage Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (24 - 17)
Feb. 11, 2014 UT HB 96 Establishes a School Readiness Board Bill Passed - House (49 - 24)
Feb. 11, 2014 VA SB 590 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 20)
Feb. 6, 2014 KY HB 1 Increases Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (54 - 44)
Feb. 4, 2014 National HR 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 Conference Report Adopted - Senate (68 - 32)
Jan. 31, 2014 WA SB 6523 Authorizes In-State Tuition for Non-Citizen Individuals Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 10)
Jan. 30, 2014 DE SB 6 Increases the Minimum Wage Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (13 - 8)
Jan. 30, 2014 DE SB 6 Increases the Minimum Wage Bill Passed - House (27 - 14)
Jan. 29, 2014 National HR 2642 Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 Conference Report Adopted - House (251 - 166)
Jan. 28, 2014 IN HB 1351 Requires Drug Testing for Certain Welfare Recipients Bill Passed - House (71 - 22)
Jan. 14, 2014 National S 1845 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate (55 - 45)

About the Selection and Description of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Project Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Project Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill. Summaries are written by Project Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to the Project's strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the Project's community of advisers, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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