` Senate Republicans Block Democrats Bill to Raise Minimum Federal Wage to $10.10 Per Hour ‘

#AceWorldNews – WASHINGTON – April 30 – Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic bill to raise the minimum Federal wage on Wednesday.

The measure’s rejection, while anticipated, was a blow to US President Barack Obama in an election-year bill.

The legislation would have raised the standard $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour – a move which Democratic legislators argue would have pushed a one-child family above the poverty line.

Republicans argued that it would have cost jobs in the long-term as it would have been too expensive for employers to maintain.

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