Senate Republicans filibuster minimum wage increase

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Senate Republicans yesterday filibustered a bill to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour. 

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List of 54 Senators who voted to raise minimum wage on April 30, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

S. 2223 Minimum Wage Fairness Act failed by 54 to 42 vote on April 30, 2014. List of 54 Senators who voted to raise minimum wage on April 30,…

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Transcript: President Barack Obama’s remarks on Senate Republicans’ filibuster of minimum wage bill

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Partial transcript of remarks by President Barack Obama on the Senate Republicans’ filibuster of the minimum wage increase on April 30, 2014:

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Transcript: Sen. Bernie Sanders’s speech at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on April 12, 2014 – Part 6

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Part 6 – Partial transcript of remarks by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on April 12, 2014:

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Transcript: Q&A w/ Sen. Lamar Alexander on the Paycheck Fairness Act

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Partial transcript of Q&A w/ Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) on the Paycheck Fairness Act. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing was held on April…

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Transcript: Sen. Lamar Alexander’s opening statement on the Paycheck Fairness Act – April 1, 2014

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Partial transcript of remarks by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) on the Paycheck Fairness Act. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing was held on April…

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Senate approves 5-month extension of federal emergency unemployment compensation

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Sen. Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island) SOURCE: reed.senate.gov

The Senate yesterday voted to extend the federal emergency unemployment compensation for months.

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5-month unemployment benefit extension clears Senate procedural hurdle

Monday, April 7, 2014

A bill to extend federal emergency unemployment compensation for 5 months will be voted by the Senate this afternoon after clearing procedural hurdles last week. 

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Harkin & Miller introduce bill to raise federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour

Monday, March 3, 2014

Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin and Rep. George Miller today introduced a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour in…

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Transcript: Press briefing Q&A on the Fair Minimum Wage Act – March 3, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

Partial transcript of the press conference Q&A with Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Rep. George Miller (D-California) on the introduction of the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013…

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