House on path to approve $15 minimum wage for workers

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Some states are raising the minimum wage

For the first time in a decade, the House is set to approve an increase in the federal minimum wage — to $15 an hour, including for tipped workers. Passage was expected Wednesday after centrists won concessions for a slower phase-in, over six years instead of five.

They also won assurances the pay hike could be halted midway if a study shows job losses or other adverse effects.

A minimum wage hike has been a top Democratic campaign promise, intended to address income inequality that's driving the 2020 political debate. Democratic Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland said raising the wage is the "right thing to do."

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A $15 federal minimum wage would give a direct raise to 17 million workers and would "likely" boost pay for 10 million more, an assessment by the Congressional Budget Office found this month.

A raise to $15 would also likely cause job losses, the CBO said, although it noted "considerable uncertainty" about how steep those losses would be. The CBO also said as many as 3.7 million workers could lose their jobs if the federal minimum rose.

The wage hike is considered a long shot given that Republicans control the Senate and the White House, but some big corporations are supportive of the effort. Amazon recently pledged to raise its minimum to $15 after feeling political pressure, with Costco following suit and Target moving to $15 an hour next year.

Democrats are expected to push a final bill through the House sometime on Thursday

First published on July 18, 2019 / 11:12 AM

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