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Minimum Wage May Increase For First Time In A Decade

Law360 (November 10, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A newly empowered Democratic Party, which recently swept to victory in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, is expected to make raising the federal minimum wage in the United States one of its first priorities.

Nancy Pelosi, the probable speaker of the House for the next Congress, promised to immediately propose legislation that would raise the minimum standard from $5.15 to $7.25 an hour. She added that Democrats would prohibit a congressional pay raise until the nation’s minimum wage was increased.

Many other Democrats...
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