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March 08, 2005

Roll Call: GOP Members Gutting Minimum Wage

Here is the roll call vote of members voting yes on Santorum's amendment to gut minimum wage protections:

Allen (R-VA)
Bennett (R-UT)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burns (R-MT)
Coleman (R-MN)
Craig (R-ID)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeWine (R-OH)
Dole (R-NC)
Domenici (R-NM)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Frist (R-TN)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hagel (R-NE)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lugar (R-IN)
Martinez (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Roberts (R-KS)
Santorum (R-PA)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Smith (R-OR)
Snowe (R-ME)
Specter (R-PA)
Stevens (R-AK)
Talent (R-MO)
Thomas (R-WY)
Thune (R-SD)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Warner (R-VA)

Of these only Domenci, Coleman and DeWine also voted in favor of Kennedy's minimum wage bill. Senator Chafee was the only Republican who supported real minimum wage increase AND refused to line up to support Santorum's cynical exercise.

The GOPers will now go home and tell their constituents that they voted to raise the minimum wage, but the Democrats wouldn't join them in a "thoughtful" compromise. This makes it all the more important to be ready in the future to respond in opeds and other venues to rebut those claims and nail each of these Senators for this vote AGAINST minimum wage workers, AGAINST overtime protections, and AGAINST tipped workers.

Posted by Nathan at March 8, 2005 07:41 AM