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April 30, 2014


GOP Filibusters Minimum Wage Hike

Republican senators blocked taking up a Democrat-led effort to raise the federal minimum wage, Roll Call reports.

"The Senate voted 54-42 to limit debate on taking up the proposal, falling short of the 60 votes needed. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) was the only Republican to break ranks and vote in support of cloture."

New York Times: "Democrats are staking their hopes of retaining a majority in the Senate on issues like the minimum wage, which they hope will allow them to appeal to voters despite the unpopularity of the president in many states and the bungled rollout of the Affordable Care Act."












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