House OKs $15 Minimum Wage Hike, Teeing Up Senate Battle

Law360 (July 18, 2019, 12:48 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a hotly debated proposal to raise the minimum wage for the first time in a decade, approving a Democratic plan to gradually raise the wage to $15 over six years.

The Raise the Wage Act would increase the minimum wage for the first time in a decade. (AP) The House voted 231-199 largely along party lines to send the Raise the Wage Act to the Senate, where it is not expected to pass in its current form but may yield a compromise. Sponsor and House labor committee chair Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., said Thursday...

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