Senate blocks Sanders effort to add $15 minimum wage to coronavirus bill

After nearly 12 hours, the U.S. Senate voted Friday night against an effort to add a $15 minimum wage provision to a massive $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package.

The vote failed 58-42 in a setback for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who pushed for the amendment.

Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the Senate would “power through” on the broader effort to pass the coronavirus bill.

Friday night's vote was a setback for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (Associated Press)

Friday night’s vote was a setback for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (Associated Press)

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But Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell requested an adjournment until 10 a.m. Saturday, sparking a Senate roll call vote on his proposal.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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