After\u0026nbsp;eight members of the Democratic caucus joined all 50 Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Friday to kill an amendment reattaching a $15 minimum wage provision to the Senate\u0026#039;s coronavirus relief package, progressives pointed out that nearly every single one of the lawmakers who voted against the raise for low-paid workers nationwide is a millionaire.\u0022It is baffling that any member of the U.S. Senate could look at the crisis this country is enduring and decide that tens of millions of low-income workers should not get a raise.\u0022—Morris Pearl, Patriotic Millionaires\u0022Today\u0026#039;s vote on Senator Sanders\u0026#039; $15 minimum wage amendment is incredibly sad,\u0022\u0026nbsp;Morris Pearl, chair of the Patriotic Millionaires and author of the forthcoming book Tax the Rich, said in a statement.\u0022$15 per hour is the bare minimum anyone in this country needs to survive,\u0022 Pearl continued, \u0022and it is baffling that any member of the U.S. Senate, much less a number of Democrats, could look at the crisis this country is enduring and decide that tens of millions of low-income workers, including millions of frontline workers who put their lives on the line every day in the midst of a global pandemic, should not get a raise.\u0022Nina Turner, co-chair of Bernie Sanders\u0026#039; 2020 presidential campaign and current candidate running for election to the U.S. House in Ohio\u0026#039;s 11th district, responded to the vote by tweeting: \u0022every single one of the senators who voted against raising the minimum wage is a millionaire.\u0022Journalist Ken Klippenstein shared the net worth, according to the most recent financial disclosures compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics,\u0026nbsp;of the eight Democrats who voted against Sanders\u0026#039; (I-Vt.) $15 minimum wage amendment.Net worth of the 8 Democrats who just voted down $15 minimum wage:Chris Coons: $10.13 millionAngus King: $9.49 millionJoe Manchin: $7.62 millionTom Carper: $5.73 millionJeanne Shaheen: $3.82 millionJon Tester: $3.67 millionMaggie Hassan: $3.47 millionKrysten Sinema: N/A— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) March 5, 2021While her present net worth may trail that of other lawmakers, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), was especially enthusiastic about denying a raise to millions of poorly paid U.S. workers. With her $174,000 annual salary, Sinema is well on her way to joining her wealthier colleagues in the millionaire ranks.Senator Sinema a little too happy for poverty wages to remain pic.twitter.com/ze2T2CGtML— RootsAction (@Roots_Action) March 5, 2021The 8 Senators who just voted against the $15/hr minimum wage voted to keep 1 million people in poverty and voted AGAINST the wishes of 2/3 of Americans who want working people to get a living wage. #fightfor15— Medea Benjamin (@medeabenjamin) March 5, 2021In his statement, Pearl said that \u0022the Senate failed the American people today.\u0022\u0022Every single Republican Senator who voted against $15 today failed their constituents,\u0022 he continued. \u0022The Democrats who voted against $15 today not only failed their constituents, the decision they made—to put some ancient Senate tradition ahead of the priorities that they ran on and that they stand for—was wrong economically, morally, and politically.\u0022Pearl was referring to the fact that\u0026nbsp;Senate Democrats removed the $15 minimum wage provision from their version of the Covid-19 relief bill after\u0026nbsp;the White House made clear that Vice President Kamala Harris\u0026nbsp;would not be willing\u0026nbsp;to exercise her authority to override a widely condemned advisory opinion\u0026nbsp;of the Senate parliamentarian—an unelected official with zero constitutional authority—that deemed the proposed pay hike a violation of budget reconciliation rules.Sanders\u0026#039; attempt to use the amendment process to add a federal minimum wage increase to the coronavirus relief legislation came in the wake of that decision.Shameful. The American people deserve a $15 minimum wage, and they deserve Senators who actually fight for them. https://t.co/HHblCF3cjh— Mondaire Jones (@MondaireJones) March 5, 2021\u0022It is despicable and unacceptable,\u0022 said Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.), \u0022that there is not unanimous support among Democrats in Congress for a $15 minimum wage.\u0022\u0022There is no excuse,\u0022 Pearl added. \u0022Senator Kyrsten Sinema, Senator Jon Tester, Senator Joe Manchin, Senator Chris Coons, Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Senator Tom Carper, Senator Maggie Hassan, and Senator Angus King failed both their people and their party. Neither those voting next year nor those reading the history of the next generation will appreciate those senators who could have changed the course of history—but chose not to.\u0022Undeterred, Sanders said Friday that \u0022if any senator believes this is the last time they will cast a vote on whether or not to give a raise to 32 million Americans, they are sorely mistaken. We\u0026#039;re going to keep bringing it up, and we\u0026#039;re going to get it done because it is what the American people demand and need.\u0022Joining Sanders was Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), who tweeted that she \u0022will never stop fighting to make the minimum wage a living wage.\u0022\u0022It\u0026#039;s long overdue that we give 32 million workers a raise and lift a million people out of poverty,\u0022 Jayapal added.