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Alfonse D'Amato's Voting Records on Issue: Employment and Affirmative Action

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
July 23, 1998 S Amdt 3258 Temporary Farm Workers Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(68 - 31)
May 18, 1998 S Amdt 2417 U.S. Citizen Recruitment Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(59 - 39)
March 6, 1998 S Amdt 1708 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(58 - 37)
Sept. 10, 1996 S 2056 Employment Nondiscrimination Act of 1996 Bill Failed - Senate
(49 - 50)
Aug. 2, 1996 HR 3103 Health Insurance Portability bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(98 - 0)
Aug. 2, 1996 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(76 - 22)
July 10, 1996 HR 743 Teamwork for Employees and Managers Act of 1995 Bill Passed - Senate
(53 - 46)
July 10, 1996 S Amdt 4438 Teamwork for Employees and Managers Act of 1995 Amendment Adopted - Senate
(61 - 38)
July 9, 1996 HR 3448 Minimum Wage Increase bill Bill Passed - Senate
(74 - 24)
July 9, 1996 S Amdt 4435 Minimum Wage Increase Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 52)
May 1, 1996 S Amdt 3752 Citizen Verification Pilot Program Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(54 - 46)
July 12, 1994 S 55 Striker Replacement Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 47)

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