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House Approves $15 Minimum Wage for Workers

The House approved passed a bill Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The Democratic House passed the bill in a 231-199 vote. Six democrats opposed it while three Republicans supported it.

An increase in the minimum wage to give low-wage workers a raise has been long pushed by Democrats.

The measure will gradually hike to $15 by 2025.

The passage of the measure will also phase out lower minimum wage paid to tipped workers.

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