Senate Dems Delay Minimum Wage Vote

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Senate Democrats have delayed consideration of a bill to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, an aide confirms.

They’ve put in off in order to pursue a resolution to the extension of jobless benefits, which remains in limbo, and hope to bring it up next month. Republicans in both chambers strongly oppose it and it’s not clear a minimum wage hike can break a filibuster in the Senate.

The bill was offered by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and championed by President Barack Obama. It’s a key feature of the Democrats’ 2014 agenda.

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