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Senate Unlikely To Vote On Minimum Wage Until 2014

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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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