Article Photos: GOP blocks Democrats' minimum wage try in Senate 1/7

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 29, 2014, as Congress returns from a two week recess. A long-shot Senate Democratic effort to raise the federal minimum wage seems doomed without needed votes to overcome a procedural blockade by most Republican senators, who say the measure would be too costly for employers.  (AP Photo)