Minimum Wage Debate

A portion of US Senate floor debate on a bill S 4 to raise minimum wage in the United Sates. Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) had introduced the… read more

A portion of US Senate floor debate on a bill S 4 to raise minimum wage in the United Sates. Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) had introduced the bill in January of 1989 to raise the minimum wage up from $3.35 per hour, where it had been set since 1981. Sen Orrin Hatch (R-UT) spoke offering a compromise to the bill. Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) spoke about the Exxon Valdez oil spill which took place two weeks prior. close

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Minimum Wage Debate

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Program ID:
7036-1
Category:
Senate Highlight
Format:
Senate Highlight
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 06, 1989 | 9:09pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Apr 08, 1989 | 8:44am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Apr 06, 1989 | 9:09pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 08, 1989 | 8:44am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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