The U.S. House of Representatives votes to block the Bush Admin.’s controversial new overtime pay regulations. In an election year with a Republican-dominated Congress, the approval of a Democratic-sponsored amendment denying funds to administer the regulations is somewhat surprising. All 200 voting Democrats were joined by 22 Republicans and one independent in voting for the amendment, 223-193. The new overtime pay regulations, which went into effect Aug. 23, updated a 55-year-old ...

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