Monday, January 15, 2007

House Passes Increase in Minimum Wage to $7.25

Measure Gets Support of 82 Republicans; Senate to Take Up Own Bill This Month

By Jonathan WeismanWashington Post Staff WriterThursday, January 11, 2007; Page A06
The House yesterday overwhelmingly approved the first increase in the federal minimum wage in nearly a decade, boosting the wages of the lowest-paid American workers from $5.15 to $7.25 an hour over the next two years.Gina Walters, 44, of Ohio says at a Capitol Hill news conference that working for the minimum wage means she cannot afford to pay to get her hair cut. (By Jay Mallin -- Bloomberg News)

Thank god! That new raise will now allow her to get her hair cut and trim those cuffs and collar!


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