Thursday, February 01, 2007

Minimum Wage Vote May Come Today

After eight full days of stalling by Republicans, it looks like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senator Ted Kennedy may have fought all the battles required to get the minimum wage bill to a Senate vote this afternoon.

"We have now reached Day 8 of the minimum wage debate," said Kennedy yesterday. "In the countless hours that we have spend debating this bill on the Senate floor, minimum wage workers across the country have served thousands of meals, cleaned thousands of hotel rooms, and changed thousands of diapers. Unfortunately, we have not been nearly as productive."

"After 10 years of waiting, 10 long years of procedural trickery and political game-playing, there is no more reason, not even the flimsiest excuse for delay. It’s time to put a stop to this once and for all and do what is right for the American people. It’s time vote to raise the minimum wage."

The vote is expected late this afternoon. Stay tuned…