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Obama Blames Republicans For Blocking Wage Vote

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April 30, 2014 AT 11:36 AM
President Barack Obama blames Republicans for blocking an election-year increase in the federal minimum wage and says their vote denied millions of Americans a way out of poverty. Republicans argue that an increase in the minimum wage would result in job losses. In a mostly partisan vote, the Senate failed to proceed to a full debate on the issue Wednesday.The White House and Democrats are pressing for an increase from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour.