A look at this week’s major votes in Congress and how those who represent McHenry County voted:
Minimum wage increase
The purpose: A bill to provide for an increase in the federal minimum wage and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend increased expensing limitations and the treatment of certain real property as section 179 property.
The vote: Cloture on the motion to proceed rejected Wednesday in the Senate by six votes – 54 voted “yes,” 42 voted “no” and four didn’t vote.
Local representation: U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D) voted “yes,” and U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R) voted “no.”
Source: New York Times’ Inside Congress website