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Democrats Seek To Force Republicans To Vote On U.S. Minimum Wage

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February 13, 2014 AT 3:00 PM
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled plans on Thursday to try to force Republicans to move on President Barack Obama's stalled bid to raise the federal minimum wage. Democratic leaders said they would circulate a "discharge petition," which, if signed by half of the House's 435 members, would require Republicans to bring the measure up for a vote. Democrats admitted that it would be an uphill battle to muster the needed signatures in the House, which is held by Republicans but noted that many Republican lawmakers are open to an increase in the federal minimum wage.