Senate Votes Down Minimum Wage Increase

Ellis, Kristi
June 2006
WWD: Women's Wear Daily;6/22/2006, Vol. 191 Issue 132, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports that the U.S. Senate defeated proposals to raise the federal minimum wage as Democrats and Republicans battled over flex time, the size of the increase and the impact on small businesses in 2006. U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy (D.-Massachusetts) tried to attach an amendment to a defense spending bill that would have increased the federal hourly minimum wage. Although a majority of the Senate backed his proposal, Kennedy's amendment failed to get the votes needed for passage under a procedural agreement he reached with Senate Republican leaders. However, retailers feel the minimum wage issue is still alive, much to their dismay.


Related Articles

  • Senate Says No To Kennedy's Minimum-Wage Hike.  // Human Events;08/27/99, Vol. 55 Issue 32, p22 

    Highlights the decision of the United States Senate in disapproving an amendment proposed by Senator Ted Kennedy to the tax-cut bill raising the minimum wage. Value of the minimum wage; Effects of Kennedy's proposal; Objective of the bill of Kennedy; Comments from Senator Don Nickles; Reason...

  • US Senate defeats proposed minimum-wage hike. Allen, Robin Lee // Nation's Restaurant News;10/05/98, Vol. 32 Issue 40, p1 

    Reports on the United States Senate's rejection of a proposal from Senator Edward Kennedy to raise the federal minimum wage. Satisfaction over the proposal's defeat from restaurateurs; Lobbying efforts against the proposal by restaurateurs; Remarks from Kennedy over the decision.

  • Senate Nixes Increase in Minimum Wage.  // Human Events;04/23/99, Vol. 55 Issue 15, p26 

    Reports the rejection by the United States Senate of the bill introduced by Senator Edward Kennedy to increase the minimum wage. How the bill was debated; Tally on the vote.

  • What's Growing On in LEGISLATION.  // American Nurseryman;4/15/2005, Vol. 201 Issue 8, p13 

    The article reports that the U.S. Senate rejected two proposals in March on increasing the minimum wage from its current $5.15 an hour. The Democrat Senator Edward Kennedy proposed raising the minimum wage by $2.10 an hour over a three-year period, but the measure failed by a vote of 49-46.

  • Senate, House defeat attempts to raise minimum wage.  // National Petroleum News;Aug2006, Vol. 98 Issue 9, p10 

    The article reports on the rejection of an amendment to raise the federal minimum wage. US Senators rejected an amendment proposed by Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts to raise the federal minimum wage from $5.15 an hour to $7.25 an hour over a two year period. The amendment failed to gain...

  • Senate Approves $1 Wage Hike Over Next Year.  // Human Events;05/12/2000, Vol. 56 Issue 17, p27 

    Reports that the United States Senate passed an amendment to the Budget Resolution sponsored by Senator Ted Kennedy on minimum wage increases up to 2001. Terms under the proposed amendment passed by Senator Don Nickles; Difference between Nickles' amendment with that of Kennedy.

  • Minimum wage battle continues for small businesses. Hoover, Kent // Buffalo Law Journal;3/14/2005, Vol. 77 Issue 21, p17 

    Looks at the effect of an increase in the minimum wage on small businesses in the U.S. Background on the proposal of U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy regarding the increase; Steps to be taken by small business owner Nick Vitale if the wage would be increased; Advantages of the increase according to...

  • Should the federal minimum wage be raised? Kennedy, Edward M.; Stottlemyer, Todd // New York Times Upfront;9/18/2006, Vol. 139 Issue 2, p27 

    This section presents views on whether the federal minimum wage should be raised or not. U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy, a Democrat, argues that the minimum wage should be increased because it has been nine years since the last raise. On the other hand, Todd Stottlemyer of the National...

  • Senate Nixes Minimum Wage Increase.  // Human Events;10/09/98, Vol. 54 Issue 38, p27 

    Reports that the United States Senate approved a motion by Majority Leader Trent Lott to put an end to an amendment by Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) that would increase the minimum wage by 50 cents in 1999 and another 50 cents in 2000. When the amendment was voted on; Who voted on the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics