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March 9, 2007

House Votes: H.R. 800 - Eliminating Secret Union Ballots

H.Res. 203: Providing for consideration of H.R. 800

Ordering the Previous Question
Passed 228-197, 8 not voting. 100% of Democrats supporting, 100% of Republicans opposing.

Passed House 230-195, 8 not voting with 100% of Democrats supporting, 100% of Republicans opposing.

H.R. 800: Employee Free Choice Act

Debate

Amendments (GovTrack, Thomas)

Amendment to Amendment 1 to H R 800
(consideration: CR H2078-2080, H2087; text: CR H2078-2079)
Failed 164-264, 10 not voting. 83% of Republicans supporting, 100% of Democrats opposing.

Amendment to Amendment 2 to H R 800
(consideration: CR H2080-2082, H2087-2088; text: CR H2080)
Failed 173-256, 9 not voting. 86% of Republicans supporting, 100% of Democrats opposing.

Amendment to Amendment 3 to H R 800
(consideration: CR H2082-2087, H2088-2089; text: CR H2082)
Failed 173-256, 9 not voting. 86% of Republicans supporting, 100% of Democrats opposing.

On Motion to Recommit with Instructions
(consideration: CR H2089; text: CR H2089)
Failed 202-225, 7 not voting. 95% of Republicans supporting, 95% of Democrats opposing. (This motion sends a bill back to committee with instructions on how to proceed.)

Passed House 241-185, 8 not voting with 99% of Democrats supporting, 94% of Republicans opposing.


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