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John Kerry's Voting Records on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

Office: U.S. Secretary of State, Democratic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 19, 2012 S 3364 Bring Jobs Home Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 42)
Yea
June 5, 2012 S 3220 Paycheck Fairness Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 47)
Yea
April 25, 2012 S 1789 United States Postal Service Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(62 - 37)
Yea
Dec. 1, 2011 S 1917 Extends Payroll Tax Cut and Establishes Tax on Income Over $1 Million Motion Rejected - Senate
(51 - 49)
Yea
Dec. 1, 2011 S 1931 Reduces Payroll Tax Rate Motion Rejected - Senate
(20 - 78)
Did Not Vote
Nov. 10, 2011 S Amdt 928 American Jobs and Economic Growth Amendment Rejected - Senate
(40 - 56)
Nay
Oct. 11, 2011 S 1660 American Jobs Act of 2011 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(50 - 49)
Yea
Sept. 22, 2011 S Amdt 633 Extends Trade Adjustment Assistance Amendment Adopted - Senate
(69 - 28)
Yea
Sept. 21, 2011 S Amdt 625 Reducing and Extending Trade Adjustment Assistance Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 53)
Nay
Sept. 21, 2011 S Amdt 641 Requires Extension of Trade Adjustment Assistance to be Contingent Upon Ratification of Free Trade Agreements with Columbia, Korea and Panama Amendment Rejected - Senate
(44 - 54)
Nay
Sept. 21, 2011 S Amdt 642 Modifies Eligibility Requirements for Trade Adjustment Assistance Amendment Rejected - Senate
(40 - 57)
Nay
Nov. 17, 2010 S 3772 Paycheck Fairness Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(58 - 41)
Yea
Sept. 28, 2010 S 3816 Tax Law Amendments Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 45)
Yea
March 25, 2010 HR 4872 Health Care Reconciliation Act Bill Passed - Senate
(56 - 43)
Yea
March 17, 2010 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill") Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(68 - 29)
Yea
Feb. 24, 2010 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill") Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(70 - 28)
Yea
Feb. 22, 2010 HR 2847 Employment, Infrastructure, and Transportation Appropriations and Tax Credits ("Senate Jobs Bill") Cloture Invoked - Senate
(62 - 30)
Yea
Feb. 9, 2010 PN 1351-111 Craig Becker, Member of the National Labor Relations Board Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 33)
Yea
Jan. 22, 2009 S 181 Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 Bill Passed - Senate
(61 - 36)
Yea
July 31, 2008 HR 4040 Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(89 - 3)
Yea
April 23, 2008 HR 2831 Equal Pay Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 42)
Yea
March 13, 2008 S Amdt 4259 Immigration Enforcement and Employer Sanctions Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(53 - 45)
Yea
March 6, 2008 HR 4040 Consumer Product Safety Commission Bill Bill Passed - Senate
(79 - 13)
Yea
May 24, 2007 HR 2206 Emergency Departmental Supplemental Appropriations Bill of 2007 Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate
(80 - 14)
Nay
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)
Did Not Vote
March 6, 2001 S J Res 6 Ergonomics Regulations Resolution Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(56 - 44)
Nay
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)
Nay
Nov. 9, 1999 S Amdt 2751 Two Year Minimum Wage Increase Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(50 - 48)
Nay
July 23, 1998 S Amdt 3258 Temporary Farm Workers Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(68 - 31)
Nay
May 18, 1998 S Amdt 2417 U.S. Citizen Recruitment Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(59 - 39)
Nay
March 6, 1998 S Amdt 1708 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(58 - 37)
Yea
Sept. 10, 1996 S 2056 Employment Nondiscrimination Act of 1996 Bill Failed - Senate
(49 - 50)
Yea
Aug. 2, 1996 HR 3103 Health Insurance Portability bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(98 - 0)
Yea
Aug. 2, 1996 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(76 - 22)
Yea
July 10, 1996 HR 743 Teamwork for Employees and Managers Act of 1995 Bill Passed - Senate
(53 - 46)
Nay
July 10, 1996 S Amdt 4438 Teamwork for Employees and Managers Act of 1995 Amendment Adopted - Senate
(61 - 38)
Nay
July 9, 1996 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill Bill Passed - Senate
(74 - 24)
Yea
July 9, 1996 S Amdt 4435 Minimum Wage Increase Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 52)
Yea
May 1, 1996 S Amdt 3752 Citizen Verification Pilot Program Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(54 - 46)
Yea
July 12, 1994 S 55 Striker Replacement Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 47)
Yea

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