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Key Votes

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

Full Name: John E. Sununu
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Catherine; 3 Children: John, Grace, Charlotte
Birth Date: 09/10/1964
Birth Place: Boston, MA
Home City: Waterville Valley, NH
Religion: Catholic

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
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)
Yea
Aug. 3, 2006 HR 5970 Death/Estate Tax and Minimum Wage Bill Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 42)
Yea
June 21, 2006 S AMDT 4322 Minimum Wage Adjustment Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(52 - 46)
Nay
June 21, 2006 S AMDT 4376 Increasing Minimum Wage Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(45 - 53)
Yea
May 23, 2006 S AMDT 4177 Employer Verification Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(59 - 39)
Nay
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)
Nay
April 8, 2004 HR 3108 Pension Funding Equity Act of 2004 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(78 - 19)
Yea
July 19, 2001 H Amdt 200 Community Solutions Act Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(168 - 261)
Nay
June 8, 2000 H Amdt 760 OSHA Ergonomic Protection Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(203 - 220)
Nay
March 9, 2000 H Amdt 594 Minimum Wage Increase-Two Year Raise Amendment Adopted - House
(246 - 179)
Nay
March 9, 2000 HR 3081 Small Business Tax Fairness Act of 2000 Bill Passed - House
(257 - 169)
Yea
March 9, 2000 HR 3846 Minimum Wage Increase bill Bill Passed - House
(282 - 143)
Nay
May 5, 1999 HR 833 Bankruptcy Reform bill Bill Passed - House
(313 - 108)
Yea
Sept. 24, 1998 HR 3736 Nonimmigrant Specialty Workers bill Bill Passed - House
(288 - 133)
Yea
April 1, 1998 H Amdt 548 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(194 - 225)
Yea
March 26, 1998 HR 3246 Small Business and Employee Fairness bill Bill Passed - House
(202 - 200)
Yea
March 19, 1997 HR 1 Compensatory Time Bill Bill Passed - House
(222 - 210)
Yea

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  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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