House GOP votes down minimum wage increase. So did these six Dems.


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Here are the final vote results for a bill that would have increased the minimum wage and helped a whole lot of people who could use a few more dollars in their wallets. Democrats tried to bring the national minimum wage of $7.25 up to $10.10 by 2015 via an amendment to a jobs training program bill.

That didn't work out very well.

Then again, neither did this income equality:

chart graph income inequality labor v corporate profits

House Republicans voted down the minimum wage proposal unanimously, so feel free to thank them. But some of that gratitude should be extended to the six Democrats who joined them. Here are their names:

John Barrow 

Jim Matheson

Mike McIntyre

Bill Owens

Collin Peterson

Kurt Schrader