H.R. 3474 On the Cloture Motion S.Amdt. 3060 to H.R. 3474 (Hire More Heroes Act of 2014) (5/15/2014)
S. Amdt 3060 would have extended several tax provisions that expired in 2013. In particular, the amendment would extend retroactively a provision relating to the 15-year depreciable life for leasehold, retail and restaurant improvements, and the work opportunity tax credit (WOTC). A vote against cloture is in effect a vote against the amendment itself. back to top... S. 2223 On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 2223 (4/30/2014)
S. 2223 proposed a forty percent increase in the federal minimum wage. back to top... S. 2199 On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed S. 2199 (4/9/2014)
S. 2199 would greatly increase government involvement in pay decisions in businesses of all sizes and give trial lawyers an incentive to pursue unlimited litigation against American employers. This legislation would dramatically expand the Equal Pay Act to allow workers who claim they are the victims of gender-based wage discrimination to sue for unlimited compensatory and punitive damages. Its provisions would also allow business owners to be sued if wage differentials exist due to local market rates, revenue production, or profitability, which would effectively block retailers from considering issues such as store location and local economic conditions in setting wage rates. The motion to invoke cloture and close off debate was in effect a vote on the legislation itself. back to top... S. 743 On Passage of the Bill S. 743 (5/6/2013)
This legislation would allow states the authority to collect sales taxes already owed to them on remote (online or by mail) purchases. It would level the playing field between online and brick-and-mortar retailers when it comes to sales tax collection. back to top...