The Senate voted 54-42, short of the 60 votes needed to limit debate and to proceed to a vote on the passage of the bill.
Roll Call reports, “Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee was the only Republican to break ranks and vote in support of cloture. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., changed his vote to no in order to maintain his right to reconsider the vote.”
As my colleague Aloysius Hogan pointed out in a blog post, “The key thing you need to know about a minimum wage hike is that it will kill jobs.”
In addition, according to a RealClearMarkets.com survey, 79 percent of economists agree that, “A minimum wage increases unemployment among young and unskilled workers.”
The preferred votes are No on the motion to invoke cloture on S. 2223 (VOTE 117).