H.R. 12, the Paycheck Fairness Act, was introduced to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex. On roll call 8 the bill passed. Lynn Jenkins voted against H.R. 12. H.R. 12 was then appended to H.R. 11 as a new matter.
H.R. 11, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. Now Public Law 112-2, mandates equal pay for equal work. Before passage women were earning about 70% of what men were earning for the same work. Lynn Jenkins voted against women when she voted against Lilly Ledbetter in roll call 9. The bill returned from the Senate as S. 181, giving Jenkins another opportunity to be pro-women. She declined voting no on roll call 37.
H.R. 2 provided for Reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program for 2009. Lynn Jenkins voted against children when she voted against SCHIP in roll call 16. She voted against it again, when it returned from the Senate, on roll call 50. The bill became Public Law 111-3.
H.R. 384 the TARP Reform and Accountability Act sought to end the errors of the original TARP legislation. In the first of her votes in favor of exorbitant executive bonuses and golden parachutes, Jenkins votes to let Wall Street fat cats keep plundering obscene executive pay and bonuses, even on the taxpayer's dime. Lynn Jenkins voted no on roll call 37.
Sharpening her ability to vote no, and working tirelessly to increase bipartisan gridlock and acrimony Lynn Jenkins voted against the Omnibus Appropriation Act of 2009 on roll call 86. This bill became Public Law 111-8.