Dems rally over GOP's block of minimum wage bill

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Thursday, May 01, 2014

CNN: Senate Republicans blocked a measure that would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

The measure failed to get the 60 votes needed to open debate in the 100-seat Senate, with only one Republican joining majority Democrats in an unsuccessful effort to overcome the GOP filibuster.

While another vote on the proposal is possible, Obama and Democrats quickly sought to exploit the measure's initial stumble into political capital for November's congressional elections.

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