Friday, June 16, 2006

'07 EETT news...cross your fingers!

Although the House Full Appropriations Committee did not include EETT in its mark-up this week, SETDA is hearing positive news from the Hill. EETT was included in a Democratic amendment, and several other members made the case for EETT behind the scenes. However, the important new news is that the House Republican leaders have decided to delay voting on the House bill (that does not include EETT) for several reasons, foremost of which is disagreement on the minimum wage. Although this does not guarantee that EETT will be included, it does give us more time to make the case and also suggests unrest within Congress about the final bill.