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(Via USA Today) – WASHINGTON — A Democratic bill to raise the federal minimum wage failed in a vote in the Senate Wednesday. The defeat was expected, but President Obama and Senate Democrats who have pledged to make it an issue in the 2014 elections.

After the vote, President Obama lashed out against Republican lawmakers for blocking the legislation, citing polling that shows a majority of Americans support a hike in the minimum wage.

In remarks at the White House, President Obama said, “If your member of Congress doesn’t support raising the minimum wage, you got to let them know they are out of step, and if they keep putting politics ahead of working Americans, you’ll put them out of office.



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