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Minimum wage increase bill dies in Senate

The proposal to raise the federal minimum wage was blocked in the Senate by a Republican-led filibuster, the New York Times reports.

WASHINGTON — A proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10, an underpinning of President Obama’s economic agenda and an issue that Democrats hope to leverage against Republicans in the midterm elections, failed in the Senate on Wednesday.

The vote was 54 to 42, with 60 votes needed to advance the measure.

[Read the entire article on The New York Times]

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