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A proposal to raise the minimum wage was killed in the Senate after 8 Democrats voted against the bill

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Eight Senate Democrats broke from the majority and voted on Friday against the $15 minimum wage hike proposed by Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The vote scrapped Sanders' push for the provision to be added back into the stimulus package being negotiated in Congress, after Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough ruled that it should be nixed.
MacDonough ruled that the minimum wage increase violates the "Byrd Rule," which prohibits "extraneous" policies as part of a reconciliation bill or resolution.
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Sinema Slammed For Exaggerated Thumbs-Down On $15 Minimum Wage

Sinema Slammed For Exaggerated Thumbs-Down On $15 Minimum Wage

1 month ago   |   By The Huffington Post

Hand gestures are commonplace in the Senate, but Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is getting flack for the way she voted against a $15 minimum wage.
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Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema votes against $15 minimum wage with a dramatic thumbs down

Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema votes against $15 minimum wage with a dramatic thumbs down

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, an Arizona Democrat, dramatically indicated her "no" vote with a thumbs-down to the Senate clerk on a measure to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour on Friday.
Some progressives attacked the moderate Democrat for appearing enthusiastic about denying tens of millions of Americans. Sinema's somewhat theatrical move called to mind Arizona Sen. John McCain's famous thumbs-down vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act in 2017.
An adviser to Democrat Julian Castro tweeted alongside a video of Sinema's vote, "Did Sinema really have vote...
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