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CBO Data Could Spur Minimum Wage Hike to $9

February 20, 2014
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
If Congress decides $10.10 an hour is too steep a climb from the existing $7.25 federal minimum wage, might policymakers shake hands on an increase closer to $9 an hour?
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Wage Hike Job-Loss Estimates Irk White House

February 19, 2014
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
In economic circles, the difference between zero lost jobs and 1 million lost jobs -- in an economy with 137 million of them -- might amount to a polite difference of opinion among academics. But when a whiff of lower employment Tuesday attached a foul odor to a possible hike in the federal minimum wage, a new political skirmish in Washington was born.
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CBO report: Minimum wage hike could cost 500,000 jobs

February 19, 2014
Susan Davis | USA Today
President Obama's call to raise the federal minimum wage could help lift 900,000 workers out of poverty, but at a cost of as many as 500,000 jobs, according to an analysis released today by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office.
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Dems hope to force House vote on minimum wage hike

February 14, 2014
Charles Babington | Associated Press
House Democrats said Thursday they will try to highlight GOP resistance to a higher minimum wage with a tactical maneuver meant to bring new attention to an issue they consider a political winner.
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Obama to Raise Minimum Wage Under Federal Contractors

January 28, 2014
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Obama plans to sign an executive order requiring that janitors, construction workers and others working for federal contractors be paid at least $10.10 an hour, using his own power to enact a more limited version of a policy that he has yet to push through Congress.
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