Minimum Wage Passes House, On To Senate

Law360, New York (January 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- As part of their first 100-hour push, House Democrats approved the $2.10 minimum wage hike on Wednesday, leaving it up to the Senate to decide on what would be the first national raise for workers in 10 years.

The Fair Minimum Wage Act, sponsored by Rep. George Miller, D-California, passed the House of Representative by a vote of 315 to 116.

The bill, H.R. 2, would amend the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act and lift the national wage floor to $5.85 an hour within two months...
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