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  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Viewers responded to the House vote to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

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  • House Motion to Recommit on Minimum Wage Bill
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    House Motion to Recommit on Minimum Wage Bill

    Representative Dan Meuser (R-PA) offered a motion to add language to the minimum wage bill that would exempt certain small businesses from the increase.

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  • Washington Journal Representative Tim Burchett RTN Discusses Efforts to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage
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    Representative Tim Burchett on Efforts to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage

    Representative Tim Burchett (R-TN) talked about the House vote to raise the federal minimum wage and the debate over government spending.

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  • Speaker Pelosi Speaks Ahead of Vote to Raise Hourly Minimum Wage to 15
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    House Speaker News Conference on the Wage Act

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) held a press event prior to the House vote on H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025.

    560 views
  • Washington Journal Heidi Shierholz and Michael Farren Discuss Efforts to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage
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    Heidi Shierholz and Michael Farren on Efforts to Raise the Federal Minimum Wage

    Economic Policy Institute’s Heidi Shierholz and Mercatus Center’s Michael Farren talked about the pros and cons of raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. This program was part of C-SPAN’s…

    457 views
  • Worker Wages and Benefits
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    Worker Wages and Benefits

    Executives from IBM, JP Morgan and Wal-Mart were among the speakers at an American Enterprise Institute-hosted discussion on worker wages and benefits. They talked about ways large…

    227 views
  • Washington Journal Michael Farren Discusses Raising the Minimum Wage
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    Michael Farren on Raising the Minimum Wage

    Michael Farren talked about the debate over raising the minimum wage and his belief that increasing it could have unintended consequences for workers.

    606 views
  • Washington Journal Ben Zipperer Discusses Minimum Wage Laws
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    Ben Zipperer on Minimum Wage Laws

    Ben Zipperer talked about minimum wage laws. Topics included minimum wage increases passed by cites and reaction from some state legislatures to those increases, and studies on the effects of the…

    549 views
  • Washington Journal David Cooper and Veronique de Rugy Debate Raising the Minimum Wage
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    Raising the Minimum Wage

    David Cooper and Veronique de Rugy debated issues related to raising the minimum wage.

    760 views
  • David Rolf Discusses emThe Fight for Fifteenem
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    The Fight for Fifteen

    David Rolf talked about his book The Fight for Fifteen: The Right Wage for a Working America, in which he looks at the movement to increase wages for workers. Mr. Wolf talked about the…

    746 views
  • After Words with Don Watkins
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    After Words with Don Watkins

    Don Watkins talked about his book Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality, in which he discusses income inequality and argues that a minimum wage is harmful to the…

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  • Minimum Wage Advocates Hold Convention
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    Raising the Minimum Wage

    The “Fight for $15” movement held its first ever nationwide convention in Richmond, Virginia where workers from various industries called for the raising of the minimum wage to $15 an hour…

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  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, "Should the federal minimum wage be raised?" The Wall Street Journal's Melanie Trottman spoke by phone about Republican…

    466 views
  • Weekly Presidential Address
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    Weekly Presidential Address

    In his weekly address, President Obama recognized all mothers in celebration of the upcoming Mother’s Day, and gave thanks to his wife and mother-in-law for their role in raising his daughters.…

    219 views
  • Washington Journal Sabrina Schaeffer on Paid Family Leave
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    Policy Proposals for Working Women

    Sabrina Schaeffer talked about the Independent Women’s Forum’s policy proposals in their recent report, Working for Women: A Modern Agenda for Improving Women’s Lives, such as on paid…

    316 views
  • Washington Journal Roundtable on Minimum Wage Increases
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    Minimum Wage Increases and the Economy

    David Cooper and James Sherk talked about how increases in the minimum wage at state and local levels would affect local economies and businesses and the effect on workers' standards of…

    1,145 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on the question: “Should the minimum wage be raised to $15 an hour?”

    510 views
  • Washington Journal Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones

    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on the question: “Should the minimum wage be raised to $15 an hour?”

    300 views
  • Washington Journal Roundtable on the Minimum Wage
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    Minimum Wage

    James Sherk and Kendall Fells talked about efforts by some activists for a $15-per-hour federal minimum wage, possible implications of a wage hike, and the likelihood of congressional…

    756 views
  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    News headlines were read and phone lines were open for viewer calls on the question: “What should the minimum wage be?”

    596 views
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