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Linc Chafee's Voting Records on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

Office: Governor (RI), Democratic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Aug. 3, 2006 HR 5970 Death/Estate Tax and Minimum Wage Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 42)
Nay
June 21, 2006 S AMDT 4322 Minimum Wage Adjustment Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(52 - 46)
Yea
June 21, 2006 S AMDT 4376 Increasing Minimum Wage Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(45 - 53)
Nay
May 23, 2006 S AMDT 4177 Employer Verification Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(59 - 39)
Yea
March 7, 2005 S AMDT 128 Minimum Wage Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(38 - 61)
Nay
March 7, 2005 S AMDT 44 Minimum Wage Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 49)
Yea
April 8, 2004 HR 3108 Pension Funding Equity Act of 2004 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(78 - 19)
Nay
March 6, 2001 S J Res 6 Ergonomics Regulations Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(56 - 44)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2000 HR 833 Bankruptcy Reform bill Bill Passed - Senate
(83 - 14)
Yea
Nov. 9, 1999 S Amdt 2547 Three Year Minimum Wage Increase Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(54 - 44)
Yea
Nov. 9, 1999 S Amdt 2751 Two Year Minimum Wage Increase Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(50 - 48)
Nay

Executive Actions

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 9, 2014 H 7764 Prohibits Certain Employers From Hiring Sex Offenders Signed - Executive
Sign
July 1, 2014 H 7194A Increases the Minimum Wage None - Executive
Sign

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