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End federal agricultural subsidies

Q: Should federal agricultural subsidies be ended?

A: Yes; Business subsidies/corporate welfare is not a proper role of the federal gov't.

Source: Issues2000.org candidate questionnaire Jul 2, 2000

Voted NO on killing an increase in the minimum wage.

The Kennedy (D-MA) Amdt would have increased the minimum wage by $1 an hour over two years, to $5.65 an hour beginning Jan. 1, 2001. The Kennedy Amdt would have also provided $9.5 billion in tax cuts over five years.

Dexter says, "The federal government has absolutely no constitutional role in private employment practices."

Status: Motion to Table Agreed to Y)50; N)48; NV)2

Reference: Motion to table Kennedy Amdt #2751; Bill S. 625 ; vote number 1999-356 on Nov 9, 1999

Voted NO on allowing workers to choose between overtime & comp-time.

This bill would have allowed workers to choose between overtime and compensatory time.

Dexter says, "The federal government has absolutely no constitutional role in private employment practices."

Status: Cloture Motion Rejected Y)53; N)47

Reference: Motion to invoke cloture on a Committee amdt to S. 4; Bill S. 4 ; vote number 1997-68 on May 15, 1997

Voted NO on replacing farm price supports.

Replaces farm price supports with seven years of annual fixed payments.

Dexter says, "This is not a proper role of the federal gov't."

Status: Bill Passed Y)64; N)32; NV)4

Reference: Agriculture Market Transition Act of 1996; Bill S. 1541 ; vote number 1996-19 on Feb 7, 1996

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