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President Obama continues push to raise the minimum wage

Barack Obama, Minimum Wage, Mitch McConnel, News, Raising Minimum Wage, Senate Republicans, Unemployment, Video, White House -

President Obama continues push to raise the minimum wage

President Obama vowed to continue his push for a higher minimum wage Wednesday after Senate Republicans blocked a vote on the issue.

They argue raising the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 would hurt employment.

“It could cost up to a million American jobs,” said Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

After the vote, the President spoke briefly at the White House, saying, “It’s a very simple issue. Either you’re in favor of raising wages for hard-working Americans or you’re not.”

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