House of Representatives Passes Bill to Raise Minimum Wage
Article from Fox News by Ronn Blitzer.
In a 231-199 vote along party lines, the House passed the legislation that would increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, more than double the current rate of $7.25. In an even more drastic increase, the bill calls for having the same minimum wage for tipped workers, raising it from $2.13 an hour.
A report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office predicted that approximately 30 million people would see higher earnings as a result of the bill, bringing more than one million out of poverty.
“America’s workers deserve a raise,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at a press conference before the vote.
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