Senate Republicans stop Obama bid to hike minimum wage
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a top White House legislative priority, a bill to increase the federal minimum wage for the first time in five years.
On a largely party-line vote of 54-42, backers fell short of the 60 needed to advance the legislation, which would boost the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour from its current $7.25.
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