UPDATE: Senate Republicans blocked the vote on the bill to raise the minimum wage. Sixty votes were needed to overcome the Republican filibuster and the vote fell short 54-42 with all Republicans but Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.) voting against giving low-wage working Americans a raise.
The Senate today is expected to vote on a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from its current $7.25 an hour. The last time the minimum wage was raised was in 2009 and its value has severely eroded. Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would raise the wages of 28 million hardworking Americans.