Minimum Wage

Senate Democrats Prep for Minimum Wage Battle

Want to raise it to $10.10 an hour


Senate Democrats plan to discuss their legislative strategy for raising the minimum wage to more than $10 an hour at a lunch meeting Thursday.

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) is spearheading the push to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, but not all Democrats are yet on board.

The biggest question mark is President Obama, who has yet to publicly endorse Harkin's proposal, despite heavy lobbying from labor groups.