Americans Deserve a Fair Shot, Not a Filibuster
"A person who works full-time at the federal minimum wage for an entire year will earn $15,080. There is not a single State in our Nation in which a minimum wage worker can afford a two-bedroom unit at Fair Market Rent, working a standard 40-hour work week, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition. It's time to put an end to all of this. It's time to give every American a fair shot. It's time to restore the American Dream. Let's start by voting today to raise the minimum wage." *** Hours after delivering this floor speech, Senate Republicans filibustered the measure.