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House approves $15 minimum wage; Senate prospects are dim

One year ago   |   By KCCI

House Democrats approved legislation to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade.
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The Latest: House OKs minimum wage hike, Senate chances dim

The Latest: House OKs minimum wage hike, Senate chances dim

One year ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The Latest on legislation to raise the federal minimum wage :
12:05 p.m.
The House has approved legislation to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour.
Democrats pushed through the bill Thursday with a party-line vote of 231-199, but it has almost no chance in the Republican-controlled Senate.
A hike in the $7.25 hourly wage has been a top Democratic campaign promise. It's intended to address income inequality that's driving the 2020 political debate. The legislation, for the first time, would pay tipped workers the same as others earning...
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House Set To Approve Increase in Minimum Wage to $15

One year ago   |   By Time

WASHINGTON -House Democrats are set to approve legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, but the bill has almost no chance in the Republican-controlled Senate.
Passage was expected after centrists won concessions for a slower phase-in, over six years instead of five. They also won assurances the pay hike could be halted midway if a study shows job losses or other adverse effects.
A hike in the $7.25 hourly wage has been a top Democratic campaign promise, intended to address income inequality that's driving the 2020 political...
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