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Does a National $15 Minimum Wage Make Sense?

Democrats are divided over a new bill that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour

January 16, 2019 — Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during an event to introduce the Raise the Wage act in Washington, DC. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

A sharp — and familiar — divide has emerged in the Democratic party over a key policy position: the minimum wage.

According to the Washington Post, a “sizable majority” of House Democrats support the…




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