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Vote On Higher Minimum Wage Turned Away

Tue., Aug. 1, 1995

The Senate rejected by a single vote Monday an attempt by Sen. Edward Kennedy to prod the Republican leadership into allowing a vote this year on raising the minimum wage.

Led by Republicans, the lawmakers voted 49-48 to kill a measure by the Massachusetts Democrat that would have put the Senate on record as pledging to debate and vote on a minimum wage raise before the end of the session.

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