Lawmakers push to raise minimum wage

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House Democrats plan to try to force a vote this afternoon on raising the federal minimum wage.

Lawmakers say they’ll use a procedural move known as a Discharge Petition to attempt to bring the issue to a vote in the Republican-controlled chamber.

The maneuver would come a day after Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid pushed back a vote on minimum wage blaming Republican obstruction for jamming the Senate calendar.

Reid now expects a vote in the chamber to happen in late March or sometime in April.

Democrats are attempting to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

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