WASHINGTON Congress approved a supplemental war appropriations bill today that included a provision to hike the federal minimum wage to $7.24 an hour over a 26-month period, but the legislation is widely expected to be vetoed by President Bush. Pundits agree that a rejection of the measure could provide restaurateurs and other employer groups with a chance to push for more tax breaks to counterbalance the effects of the wage increase. The bill, known as the Iraq Supplemental ...
Register to view this article
It’s free but we need to know a little about you to continually improve our content.
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!
Questions about your account or how to access content?