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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

14-H1010 on Mar 6, 2013

Bill Sponsorship: Minimum Wage Fairness Act
Source: S.1737 & H.R.1010
Congressional summary: Increases the federal minimum wage for employees to:
  1. $8.20 an hour beginning 6 months after enactment
  2. $9.15 an hour beginning 1 year later,
  3. $10.10 an hour beginning 2 years later, and
  4. an amount determined by increases in the Consumer Price Index, beginning annually after 3 years.
  • Increases the federal minimum wage for tipped employees to $3.00 an hour beginning 6 months after enactment, with annual CPI adjustments.

Proponent's argument in favor (RaiseTheMinimumWage.com): The federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour remains decades out of date, and the federal minimum wage for tipped workers--$2.13 per hour--has not increased in over 20 years. The minimum wage of the past provided significantly more buying power than it does today. The minimum wage of $1.60 an hour in 1968 would be $10.56 today when adjusted for inflation.

Opponent's argument against: (Neil King in Wall Street Journal, Feb. 24, 2014): The CBO concluded that a jump in the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour could eliminate 500,000 jobs. For Republicans, the report provided ammunition that a higher minimum wage would kill jobs. Democrats pointed to the CBO's findings that the higher wage would lift 900,000 people out of poverty. But both sides missed a key finding: That a smaller hike from the current $7.25 to $9.00 an hour would cause almost no pain, and still lift 300,000 people out of poverty while raising the incomes of 7.6 million people.Congressional Budget Office report:: Once fully implemented, the $10.10 option would reduce total employment by about 500,000 workers, or 0.3%. Some people earning slightly more than $10.10 would also have higher earnings, due to the heightened demand for goods and services. The increased earnings for low-wage workers would total $31 billion. Accounting for all increases and decreases, overall real income would rise by $2 billion.

Also see the related Senate bill S.1737.


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 20. Question 20: Stimulus better than market-led recovery Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Jobs
  • Headline: Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016 (Score: 1)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016 (Score: 2)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 1.
  • Headline: Raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016 (Answer: C)
  • Headline 2: Sponsored raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016 (Answer: C)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 1 on Economy: When you think about the US budget deficit, which of the following solutions is closest to your opinion?
    • A: Cutting existing programs
    • B: More spending cuts than tax increases (mix of both solutions)
    • C: More tax increases than spending cuts (mix of both solutions)
    • D: Raising Taxes
    • E: Unsure


  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 14-H1010

Rob Andrews s1oNew Jersey Democrat (resigned 2014)Mar 6, 2013
Ron Barber s1oArizona DemocratMar 6, 2013
Karen Bass s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Joyce Beatty s1oOhio DemocratMar 6, 2013
Xavier Becerra s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Sanford Bishop s1oGeorgia DemocratJan 10, 2014
Timothy Bishop s1oNew York DemocratMar 6, 2013
Earl Blumenauer s1oOregon DemocratMar 6, 2013
Suzanne Bonamici s1oOregon DemocratMar 6, 2013
Robert Brady s1oPennsylvania DemocratMar 6, 2013
Bruce Braley s1oIA Democratic ChallengerMar 6, 2013
Corrine Brown s1oFlorida DemocratMar 6, 2013
Julia Brownley s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Cheri Bustos s1oIllinois DemocratJan 7, 2014
G.K. Butterfield s1oNorth Carolina DemocratMar 6, 2013
Lois Capps s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Michael Capuano s1oMA Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009)Mar 6, 2013
Tony Cardenas s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
John Carney s1oDelaware DemocratJan 8, 2014
Andre Carson s1oIndiana DemocratApr 24, 2013
Matt Cartwright s1oPennsylvania DemocratJan 9, 2014
Kathy Castor s1oFlorida DemocratMar 6, 2013
Joaquin Castro s1oTexas DemocratJan 27, 2014
Judy Chu s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
David Cicilline s1oRhode Island DemocratMar 6, 2013
Katherine Clark s1oMassachusetts DemocratJan 14, 2014
Yvette Clarke s1oNew York DemocratMar 6, 2013
William Lacy Clay s1oMissouri DemocratMar 6, 2013
Emmanuel Cleaver s1oMissouri DemocratMar 6, 2013
James Clyburn s1oSouth Carolina DemocratMar 6, 2013
Steve Cohen s1oTennessee DemocratMar 6, 2013
John Conyers s1oMichigan DemocratMar 6, 2013
Jim Cooper s1oTennessee DemocratJan 28, 2014
Jim Costa s1oCalifornia DemocratJan 13, 2014
Joe Courtney s1oConnecticut DemocratMar 6, 2013
Joseph Crowley s1oNew York DemocratJan 8, 2014
Elijah Cummings s1oMaryland DemocratMar 6, 2013
Danny Davis s1oIllinois DemocratMar 6, 2013
Susan Davis s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Peter Defazio s1oOregon DemocratMar 6, 2013
Diana DeGette s1oColorado DemocratMar 6, 2013
John Delaney s1oMaryland DemocratApr 24, 2013
Rosa DeLauro s1oConnecticut DemocratMar 6, 2013
Suzan DelBene s1oWashington DemocratNov 22, 2013
Ted Deutch s1oFlorida DemocratMar 6, 2013
John Dingell s1oMichigan Democrat (retiring 2014)Mar 6, 2013
Lloyd Doggett s1oTexas DemocratJan 27, 2014
Mike Doyle s1oPennsylvania DemocratMar 6, 2013
Tammy Duckworth s1oIllinois DemocratJan 28, 2014
Donna Edwards s1oMaryland DemocratMar 6, 2013
Keith Ellison s1oMinnesota DemocratMar 6, 2013
Eliot Engel s1oNew York Democrat/LiberalMar 6, 2013
Bill Enyart s1oIllinois DemocratMar 6, 2013
Anna Eshoo s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Elizabeth Esty s1oConnecticut DemocratMar 6, 2013
Sam Farr s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Chaka Fattah s1oPennsylvania DemocratMar 6, 2013
Bill Foster s1oIllinois DemocratOct 15, 2013
Lois Frankel s1oFlorida DemocratJan 7, 2014
Marcia Fudge s1oOhio DemocratMar 6, 2013
Tulsi Gabbard s1oHawaii DemocratJan 16, 2014
Pete Gallego s1oTexas DemocratJan 29, 2014
John Garamendi s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Joe Garcia s1oFlorida DemocratJan 27, 2014
Alan Grayson s1oFlorida DemocratMar 6, 2013
Al Green s1oTexas DemocratMar 6, 2013
Gene Green s1oTexas DemocratMar 6, 2013
Raul Grijalva s1oArizona DemocratMar 6, 2013
Luis Gutierrez s1oIllinois DemocratMar 6, 2013
Janice Hahn s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Colleen Hanabusa s1oHawaii Democrat (Senate run 2014)Oct 8, 2013
Alcee Hastings s1oFlorida DemocratMar 6, 2013
Denny Heck s1oWashington DemocratDec 3, 2013
Brian Higgins s1oNew York DemocratMar 6, 2013
Jim Himes s1oConnecticut DemocratNov 20, 2013
Ruben Hinojosa s1oTexas DemocratMar 6, 2013
Rush Holt s1oNew Jersey Democrat (retiring 2014)Mar 6, 2013
Mike Honda s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Steven Horsford s1oNevada DemocratJan 16, 2014
Steny Hoyer s1oMaryland DemocratApr 24, 2013
Jared Huffman s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Steve Israel s1oNew York DemocratApr 24, 2013
Sheila Jackson Lee s1oTexas DemocratMar 6, 2013
Hakeem Jeffries s1oNew York DemocratJan 27, 2014
Eddie Bernice Johnson s1oTexas DemocratMar 6, 2013
Hank Johnson s1oGeorgia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Marcy Kaptur s1oOhio DemocratMar 6, 2013
Bill Keating s1oMassachusetts DemocratMar 6, 2013
Robin Kelly s1oIllinois DemocratSep 25, 2013
Joe Kennedy III s1oMassachusetts DemocratMar 6, 2013
Dan Kildee s1oMichigan DemocratMar 6, 2013
Derek Kilmer s1oWashington DemocratJan 8, 2014
Ron Kind s1oWI Former Democratic challenger (2012)Dec 12, 2013
Ann Kirkpatrick s1oArizona DemocratJan 10, 2014
Annie Kuster s1oNew Hampshire DemocratSep 26, 2013
James Langevin s1oRhode Island DemocratMar 6, 2013
Rick Larsen s1oWashington DemocratJan 7, 2014
John Larson s1oConnecticut DemocratMar 6, 2013
Barbara Lee s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Sander Levin s1oMichigan DemocratMar 6, 2013
John Lewis s1oGeorgia DemocratMar 6, 2013
David Loebsack s1oIowa DemocratMar 6, 2013
Zoe Lofgren s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Alan Lowenthal s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Nita Lowey s1oNew York DemocratJan 9, 2014
Ben Ray Lujan s1oNew Mexico DemocratFeb 11, 2014
Michelle Lujan-Grisham s1oNew Mexico DemocratMar 6, 2013
Steve Lynch s1oMassachusetts Democrat (Senate run 2013)Mar 6, 2013
Dan Maffei s1oNew York DemocratJan 14, 2014
Carolyn Maloney s1oNew York Democrat/LiberalMar 6, 2013
Sean Maloney s1oNew York DemocratJan 10, 2014
Ed Markey s1oMA Democratic ChallengerMar 6, 2013
Doris Matsui s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Carolyn McCarthy s1oNew York Dem. (retiring 2014)Mar 6, 2013
Betty McCollum s1oMinnesota DemocratMar 6, 2013
Jim McDermott s1oWashington DemocratMar 6, 2013
Jim McGovern s1oMassachusetts DemocratMar 6, 2013
Gloria Negrete McLeod s1oCalifornia Democrat (County run 2014)Mar 6, 2013
Jerry McNerney s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Gregory Meeks s1oNew York Dem./Working-FamiliesJan 9, 2014
Grace Meng s1oNew York DemocratMay 24, 2013
Michael Michaud s1oMaine Democratic Governor ChallengerMar 18, 2013
George Miller s2pCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2014)Mar 6, 2013
Gwen Moore s1oWisconsin DemocratMar 6, 2013
James Moran s1oVirginia Democrat (retiring 2014)Mar 6, 2013
Patrick Murphy s1oFlorida DemocratFeb 4, 2014
Jerrold Nadler s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesMar 6, 2013
Grace Napolitano s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Richard Neal s1oMassachusetts DemocratMar 6, 2013
Rick Nolan s1oMinnesota DemocratMar 6, 2013
Eleanor Holmes Norton s1oDistrict of Columbia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Beto O`Rourke s1oTexas DemocratDec 9, 2013
Frank Pallone s1oNew Jersey DemocratMar 6, 2013
Bill Pascrell s1oNew Jersey DemocratMar 6, 2013
Ed Pastor s1oArizona Democrat (retiring 2014)Mar 6, 2013
Donald Payne s1oNew Jersey Former Democrat(Deceased 2012)Mar 6, 2013
Nancy Pelosi s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 18, 2013
Gary Peters s1oMI Democratic ChallengerMar 6, 2013
Chellie Pingree s1oMaine DemocratMar 6, 2013
Mark Pocan s1oWisconsin DemocratMar 6, 2013
Jared Polis s1oColorado DemocratJan 29, 2014
David Eugene Price s1oNorth Carolina DemocratOct 10, 2013
Mike Quigley s1oIllinois DemocratDec 12, 2013
Nick Rahall s1oWest Virginia DemocratJan 7, 2014
Charles Rangel s1oNew York Dem./Lib./Working-FamiliesMar 6, 2013
Lucille Roybal-Allard s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Raul Ruiz s1oCalifornia DemocratFeb 6, 2014
Dutch Ruppersberger s1oMaryland DemocratJan 13, 2014
Bobby Rush s1oIllinois DemocratMar 6, 2013
Tim Ryan s1oOhio DemocratMar 6, 2013
Linda Sanchez s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Loretta Sanchez s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
John Sarbanes s1oMaryland DemocratMar 6, 2013
Jan Schakowsky s1oIllinois DemocratMar 6, 2013
Adam Schiff s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Allyson Schwartz s1oPA Democratic ChallengerJul 9, 2013
Bobby Scott s1oVirginia DemocratMar 6, 2013
David Scott s1oGeorgia DemocratJan 27, 2014
Jose Serrano s1oNew York Democrat/LiberalMar 6, 2013
Terri Sewell s1oAlabama DemocratMar 6, 2013
Carol Shea-Porter s1oNew Hampshire DemocratApr 17, 2013
Brad Sherman s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Kyrsten Sinema s1oArizona DemocratFeb 5, 2014
Albio Sires s1oNew Jersey DemocratMar 6, 2013
Louise Slaughter s1oNew York DemocratMar 6, 2013
David Adam Smith s1oWashington DemocratJun 3, 2013
Jackie Speier s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Eric Swalwell s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Mark Takano s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Bennie Thompson s1oMississippi DemocratMar 18, 2013
Mike Thompson s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
John Tierney s1oMassachusetts DemocratMar 6, 2013
Paul Tonko s1oNew York DemocratMar 6, 2013
Niki Tsongas s1oMassachusetts DemocratMar 6, 2013
Chris Van Hollen s1oMaryland DemocratMar 6, 2013
Juan Vargas s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Marc Veasey s1oTexas DemocratMar 6, 2013
Filemon Vela s1oTexas DemocratJan 13, 2014
Nydia Velazquez s1oNew York Democrat/Working-FamiliesMar 6, 2013
Peter Visclosky s1oIndiana DemocratMar 6, 2013
Tim Walz s1oMinnesota DemocratMar 6, 2013
Debbie Wasserman Schultz s1oFlorida DemocratJan 9, 2014
Maxine Waters s1oCalifornia DemocratMar 6, 2013
Henry Waxman s1oCalifornia Democrat (retiring 2014)Mar 6, 2013
Peter Welch s1oVermont DemocratMar 6, 2013
Frederica Wilson s1oFlorida DemocratMar 6, 2013
John Yarmuth s1oKentucky DemocratFeb 3, 2014



Republicans participating in 14-H1010

William Owens s1oCO Former Republican Governor (1999-2006)Jan 9, 2014



Independents participating in 14-H1010

Donna Christensen s1oVirgin Islands Governor candidate 2014Mar 6, 2013



Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 187
Republicans: 1
Independents: 1


















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