Minimum wage bill dies in U.S. Senate today

Today, April 30, 2014, the U.S. Senate voted down a bill which would have required companies to pay a minimum of $10.10 per hour to their employees from the current $7.25 per hour. The Democratic bill needed 60 votes to advance and failed with a vote of 54 to 42. The only Republican on record voting in favor was Tennessee Senator Bob Corker. Had the legislation moved forward it would have affected approximately 1.5 million workers in the U.S.

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