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Wed Feb 26, 2014, 09:03 PM

 

Hoyer: House Democrats Will File Discharge Petition to Get Vote on Minimum Wage Bill

Last edited Wed Feb 26, 2014, 10:03 PM - Edit history (2)

Source: c-span2

steny hoyer signed the discharge petition to allow a vote on raising the minimum wage

Read more: http://progressillinois.com/news/content/2014/02/26/house-dems-file-discharge-petition-vote-minimum-wage-bill



#raisethewage . im sure the republicans will squash it but here's to hoping

link courtesy of tx4obama

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Reply Hoyer: House Democrats Will File Discharge Petition to Get Vote on Minimum Wage Bill (Original post)
leftyohiolib Feb 2014 OP
Tx4obama Feb 2014 #1
another_liberal Feb 2014 #2
leftyohiolib Feb 2014 #3
another_liberal Feb 2014 #10
Tx4obama Feb 2014 #4
leftyohiolib Feb 2014 #5
diabeticman Feb 2014 #6
leftyohiolib Feb 2014 #7
diabeticman Feb 2014 #8
leftyohiolib Feb 2014 #9

Response to leftyohiolib (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 09:28 PM

1. Please edit your OP to add a link and published headline, there's one below if you can't find one...



House Dems File Discharge Petition For Vote On Federal Minimum Wage Bill

Democrats in the GOP-led U.S. House filed a discharge petition on Wednesday requesting an immediate vote on a bill that would lift the federal minimum hourly wage from $7.25 to $10.10.

“To not have this vote is to abdicate our responsibility to the middle class,” Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA,12) said at press conference today, according to The Hill. “Mr. Speaker, give us a vote!”

A majority of House lawmakers, at least 218 members, have to sign on to the discharge petition in order to force consideration of H.R. 1010, the Fair Minimum Wage Act, which would increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour over a two-year period.

Under H.R. 1010, future minimum wage increases would be tied to inflation. And the base wage for tipped workers, which is currently $2.13 an hour, would be 70 percent of the overall minimum wage.

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http://progressillinois.com/news/content/2014/02/26/house-dems-file-discharge-petition-vote-minimum-wage-bill

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Response to leftyohiolib (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 09:32 PM

2. A great many Americans really want this . . .

 

Despite all of the scare tactics being employed by big business and other opponents, a great many Americans really want this. The GOP may have to agree, just to avoid going into the elections as the party which blocked a rise in the minimum wage for working people.

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Response to another_liberal (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 09:38 PM

3. too bad this didnt up closer to the election

 

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 10:28 PM

10. True . . .

 

Still, when it comes to getting dissed about a possible raise in pay, working people have a very long memory. On that point, I know what I'm talking about.

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Response to leftyohiolib (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 09:57 PM

4. Please update your OP subject line with the 'published headline' on this one too, thanks :) n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 10:02 PM

5. working on it

 

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Response to leftyohiolib (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 10:11 PM

6. So for someone who is completly dumb What is a Discharge petition and how much closer is it to get

on to a vote

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Response to diabeticman (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 10:14 PM

7. from wiki

 

A discharge petition is a means of bringing a bill out of committee and to the floor for consideration without a report from the committee and usually without cooperation of the leadership. Discharge petitions are most often associated with the U.S. House of Representatives, though many state legislatures have similar procedures. They are used when the chair of a committee refuses to place a bill or resolution on the Committee's agenda; by never reporting a bill, the matter will never leave the committee, and the full House will not be able to consider it. A successful petition "discharges" the committee from further consideration of a bill or resolution and brings it directly to the floor. The discharge petition, and the threat of one, gives more power to individual members of the House and usurps a small amount of power from the leadership and committee chairs. The modern discharge petition requires the signature of an absolute majority of House members (218 members). Only twice has it been used successfully on major legislation in recent history.[1]

so pretty soon. you know the repubs will squash it but at least they'll be on record

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 10:22 PM

8. Thank you.

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Response to diabeticman (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 10:24 PM

9. your welcome !

 

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