Problem-Solver’s Daily: Delayed vote

DELAYED VOTE: “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday that a vote to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour will not take place for another three weeks. Reid initially scheduled floor action on the hike for March 6. Democrats then aimed to bring up their bill, a centerpiece of the party’s 2014 campaign platform, during the current work period that ends Friday. Now it will wait until after Congress concludes a two-week recess. Lawmakers will return the week of April 28,” writes Alexander Bolton: Alexander Bolton for The Hill: Reid punts on minimum wage hike
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE EXTENSION: House Republicans are working to bring up an unemployment insurance extension plan to the House floor. The Senate passed a deal on Monday: Alan K. Ota for Roll Call: GOP Considers Advancing Unemployment Extension With Jobs, Tax Provisions
EQUAL PAY: “President Barack Obama dared Senate Republicans to support legislation aimed at doing more to help women gain equal footing in the workplace, arguing Tuesday that opposition would be yet another sign that the GOP is working against the economic interests of most Americans,” writes Jennifer Epstein. Lawmakers need to work together and create shared goals: Jennifer Epstein for POLITICO: President Obama hits GOP over equal pay bill
STAT OF THE DAY: Nearly three in 10 American mothers are now stay-at-home moms who don't hold a job outside the home, reversing a long-term decline that hit its low point in 1999: Greg Toppo for USA TODAY: More women staying home with young kids


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