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President Obama pushes Congress to approve minimum wage hike

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 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 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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