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Harry Reid Wants To Pass Minimum Wage Hike

Those nationwide protests in support of higher wages for food industry and retail workers may pay off.
Those nationwide protests in support of higher wages for food industry and retail workers may pay off.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he wants to pass a minimum wage hike this month.

Reid made the announcement following a closed meeting on the issue with democrats on Capitol Hill.

Most Republicans are expected to oppose the increase, but offer a job creation proposal instead.

Congress last approved a minimum wage hike in 2007.

Right now, the hourly rate is $7.25.
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