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Key Votes

Tom Barrett's Voting Records on Issue: Business and Consumers

Full Name: Thomas 'Tom' M. Barrett
Office: Mayor (Milwaukee, WI) - At-Large, Democratic
Last Elected: 2000
Next Election: 2002
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Kristine; 4 Children
Birth Date: 12/08/1953
Birth Place: Milwaukee, WI
Home City: Milwaukee, WI
Religion: Roman Catholic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Sept. 26, 2000 HR 5175 Small Business Superfund Exemption Bill Failed - House
(253 - 161)
Nay
June 9, 2000 H Amdt 763 Estate Tax Substitute Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(196 - 222)
Yea
March 9, 2000 HR 3081 Small Business Tax Fairness Act of 2000 Bill Passed - House
(257 - 169)
Nay
Feb. 16, 2000 HR 2366 Small Business Liability Reform bill Bill Passed - House
(221 - 193)
Nay
Sept. 24, 1998 HR 3736 Nonimmigrant Specialty Workers bill Bill Passed - House
(288 - 133)
Nay
Nov. 7, 1997 HR 2647 PLA Monitoring bill Bill Passed - House
(408 - 10)
Yea
Aug. 2, 1996 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(354 - 72)
Yea
July 11, 1996 H Amdt 1273 Drug Price Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(180 - 242)
Yea
May 23, 1996 H Amdt 1085 Fair Labor Standards Act Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(239 - 188)
Nay
May 23, 1996 H Amdt 1085 Fair Labor Standards Act Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(196 - 229)
Nay
May 22, 1996 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill Bill Passed - House
(414 - 10)
Yea
May 9, 1996 HR 956 Product Liability bill Veto Override Failed - House
(258 - 163)
Nay
March 29, 1996 HR 956 Product Liability bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(259 - 158)
Nay
March 7, 1996 H Amdt 947 Lobby Disclosure Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(211 - 209)
Nay
April 5, 1995 HR 1215 Contract With America Tax Relief Act of 1995 Bill Passed - House
(246 - 188)
Nay
May 19, 1993 HR 820 National Competitiveness Act of 1993 Bill Passed - House
(243 - 167)
Yea
More information may be found on Milwaukee's Web site.

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  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

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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