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Jul 18, 2019

Congress I House votes to raise minimum wage, uniting Dems after months-long struggle


U.S. Capitol Building
John Shinkle/POLITICO
The House passed legislation to gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, following through on a key Democratic campaign promise and ending a six-month struggle within the caucus.
The roughly party-line vote comes after months of behind-the-scenes jockeying between progressives and centrists to shape the plan and delivers a much-needed policy win for the party.

Source: Politico

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