WASHINGTON A Democratic proposal to increase the federal minimum wage for the first time since 1997 stalled in the Senate Wednesday as Republican senators refused to push the measure forward without the insertion of tax breaks to offset the impact on restaurants and other small businesses. The House easily passed a bill in early January that would increase the federal wage from its current $5.15 per hour to $7.25 per hour in three staged wage hikes. The measure was in effect rejected ...

Register to view this article

It’s free but we need to know a little about you to continually improve our content.

Why Register?

Registering allows you to unlock a portion of our premium online content. You can access more in-depth stories and analysis, as well as news not found on any other website or any other media outlet. You also get free eNewsletters, blogs, real-time polls, archives and more.

 

Attention Print Subscribers:  While you have already been granted free access to NRN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes!

Already registered? here.