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Senate Majority Leader Wants Higher Minimum Wage

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A prominent democrat, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, said he's aiming for a minimum wage hike.

Reid made the announcement following a closed meeting on the issue with democrats on Capitol Hill.

Most republicans are expected to oppose the increase and offer a job creation proposal instead.

Congress last approved a minimum wage hike in 2007. The current minimum hourly rate is $7.25.

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