Wednesday, January 10, 2007

House votes to increase minimum wage

Democrats push through increase in hourly pay from $5.15 to $7.25.

The Democratic-controlled House voted Wednesday to increase the federal minimum wage to $7.25 an hour, bringing America's lowest-paid workers a crucial step closer to their first raise in a decade.

The vote was 315-116, with more than 80 Republicans joining Democrats to pass it.