This electronic AFL-CIO Voting Record will let you know where your lawmakers stand on such working family issues as strengthening Social Security and Medicare, freedom to join a union, workplace safety and more.
This Republican measure would extend the current payroll tax rates for individuals through 2012. It would be paid for by requiring increased Medicare payments from higher-income earners, and in another Republican attack on workers, it would extend the current pay freeze for federal workers for three years and reduce the federal civilian work force through attrition. The motion failed Dec. 8 by a vote of 22-76 (R 22-25; D 0-49; I 0-2.) Roll Call vote 225. Y=W, N=R.