Senate Unlikely To Vote On Minimum Wage Until 2014

AP

The Senate is “very unlikely” to vote on a minimum wage increase in the remaining weeks of 2013, a Democratic leadership aide told TPM on Monday, citing the tight calendar and full schedule.

The Democratic leadership’s plan is to vote in the new year, after the holiday recess, on legislation to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10.

In the remaining weeks of 2013, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said Monday he’d like to deal with the defense authorization bill, farm bill, Medicare “doc fix,” nominations and a possible budget agreement.

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