President Obama signed an executive order in February raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for federal contractors and urged Congress to do the same for all workers. Despite the support of the President and the general public, many Republican Senators remain skeptical of the benefits of raising the minimum wage. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee was the only Republican to vote in favor of the bill. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Democrats plan to bring the bill back to the floor and will continue to keep this issue in the national spotlight. APALA chapters and members will continue to put pressure on Congress to raise the minimum wage for the working class.