Washington Notebook: Faith leaders team up with Booker on minimum wage

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WASHINGTON— Faith leaders pushing for an increase in the federal minimum wage are leaning on Sen. Cory Booker to help them make the case.

The New Jersey Democrat cited moral reasons for an increase when he joined U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and leaders from Catholic Charities USA, the Progressive National Baptist Convention and Interfaith Worker Justice in a Tuesday conference call with reporters.

The conference call took place the day before legislation to raise the minimum wage failed in a key procedural vote in the Senate.

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