BET Wire: GOP Lawmakers Block Another Minimum Wage Hike Bill

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  • BET Wire
  • Minimum Wage
  • Barack Obama
  • Voting Rights
  • Rep. Bennie Thompson
  • David Lifferth
  • Sen. James Inhofe
  • Central State College Republicans Club

Minimum Wage Bill Falters

Senate Republicans once again blocked a bill to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 on April 30. "By preventing even a vote on this bill, they prevented a raise for 28 million hardworking Americans,” Obama said at the White House after the Senate vote. “They said ‘no’ to helping millions work their way out of poverty.” The chamber's Democrats have pledged to continue pushing the legislation. 

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