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New Congress to Take Up Minimum Wages, LGBT Discrimination

Jan. 3, 2019, 10:46 AM

Lawmakers return to Congress with an eye on 2020, and that could shape labor policy in the new legislative session.

Once the partial government shutdown has been resolved, minimum wage and LGBT discrimination bills will highlight early legislative activity in the Democrat-controlled House. Those measures will need to be tailored to attract some Republican support in the Senate if they’re going to eventually land on President Donald Trump’s desk for signature.

Democrats plan to soon reintroduce legislation that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, a House Education and Labor Committee aide told Bloomberg Law. They’re already...

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