On Tuesday, Rep. Alan Grayson (FL-09) offered an amendment to the 2015 financial services appropriations bill that would require the federal government to pay employees at least $10.10 an hour.
It received a vote yesterday, and--unsurprisingly--it failed.
The House voted it down 230 to 193.
What was disappointing was that 5 Democrats joined the full Republican caucus in voting against it.
Who were the 5 Democrats?
John Barrow (GA-12)
Jim Costa (CA-16)
Jim Matheson (UT-04)
Nick Rahall (WV-03)
Kurt Schrader (OR-05)
John Barrow and Nick Rahall are both DCCC Frontline candidates.
Jim Matheson is retiring, and I'm sure he'll get a great job as a lobbyist.