Congressional Scorecard Vote Descriptions

Members of Congress have an opportunity to impact working families. Here is some key legislation from January 2017 to May 2018.

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Senate Vote Descriptions

ACA Repeal and Replace
CWA recommended a No vote.

ACA Partial Repeal and Replace
CWA recommended a No vote.

ACA "Skinny Repeal"
CWA recommended a No vote.

Initial Passage on HR.1 – The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
CWA recommended a No vote.

Final Passage on HR.1 – The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
CWA recommended a No vote.

H. J. Res. 111 – Forced Arbitration
H.J. Res. 111 protects financial companies who cheat and abuse consumers from being held accountable for their actions. Often financial institutions abuse forced arbitration clauses of consumer contracts to deny those same consumers who were ripped off access to justice in our court system.
CWA recommended a No vote.

S.2155 – Rollback of Dodd-Frank Protections
The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) undermines both the consumer protections enacted after the 2008 financial crisis and the measures put in place to ensure that large banks don't fail.
CWA recommended a No vote.

S.140 – Rollback of Labor LAw
The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act as a part of S.140 strips workers at tribal enterprises of their NLRA protections, removing protections from the right to bargain collectively for hundreds of thousands of workers.
CWA recommended a No vote.

Senate Co-Sponsorships

S.881 - Glass-Steagall

S.1020 - Carried Interest

S.82 - CEO Bonus Loophole

S.805 - Wall Street Sales Tax

S.515 - Call Center Bill

S.2143 - WAGE Act

S.1386 - Schedules That Work Act

S.337 - FAMILY Act

S.1101 - Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

House Vote Descriptions

H.R. 1180 – Rollback of Overtime Rule
The Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180) erodes the basic guarantees of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): fair pay for overtime work and time off from work. The employer, not the employee, would determine when earned comp time could be used.
CWA recommended a No vote.

H.R. 1628 – ACA Repeal
CWA recommended a No vote.

H.R. 10 – Financial CHOICE Act
The Financial CHOICE Act (H.R. 10) repeals many of the protections put in place after the financial crisis and undermines the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
CWA recommended a No vote.

H.R. 3441 – Joint Employer
The Save Local Business Act (H.R. 3441) allows large companies and contractors to act with impunity, and leave their subcontractors, franchisees, or other businesses in their chain of responsible for labor and employment violations.
CWA recommended a No vote.

H.Amdt.453 to H.Con.Res.71 – CPC Budget
The Congressional Progressive Caucus’s People’s Budget invests in working men and women across the country by creating millions of jobs, raising wages, making health care more affordable, and ending unwarranted loopholes that encourage the offshoring of jobs and reward predatory financial institutions.
CWA recommended a Yes vote.

H.J.Res.111 – Forced Arbitration
H.J. Res. 111 protects financial companies who cheat and abuse consumers from being held accountable for their actions. Often financial institutions abuse forced arbitration clauses of consumer contracts to deny those same consumers who were ripped off access to justice in our court system.
CWA recommended a No vote.

H.R. 1 – The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
CWA recommended a No vote.

Conference Report on H.R. 1 – The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
CWA recommended a No vote.

S.140 – Rollback of Labor Law
The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act as a part of S.140 strips workers at tribal enterprises of their NLRA protections, removing protections from the right to bargain collectively for hundreds of thousands of workers.
CWA recommended a No vote.

House Co-Sponsorships

H.R. 399 - CEO Bonus

H.R. 2295 - Carried Interest

H.R.2306 - Wall Street Sales Tax (DeFazio)

H.R. 1144 - Wall Street Sales Tax (Ellison)

H.R. 2585 - Glass-Steagall

H.R. 1300 - Call Center Bill

H.R. 4548 - WAGE Act

H.R. 2417 - Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

H.R. 947 - FAMILY Act

H.R. 2942 - Schedules that Work Act

H. Con Res. 63 - Infrastructure