The Fight for $15

Posted by on Jul 29, 2019 in Current Events
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There is debate in Congress about raising the federal minimum wage. Credit: Shutterstock/STUDIO DREAM

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web examines the fight in Congress surrounding the federal minimum wage.

If you’ve ever had a summer or after-school job, you probably know what it’s like to work for minimum wage. What if you could make more money per hour for the same job? Last Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 231-199 to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 to $15.00 an hour. But will the rest of Congress approve? Here, Election Central takes a closer look.

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