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Democrats in the House of Representatives have taken action to raise the minimum wage. But will workers see a benefit?

The House of Representatives is set to vote this week on raising the minimum wage. And, Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott is leading the charge.

Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott is using his position as chairman of the Education and Labor Committee to push for a $15 dollar an hour minimum wage.

But  a new analysis is a mixed bag for that effort.

UVA Announces $15/hour Minimum Wage

Mar 7, 2019

The University of Virginia plans to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour.

School officials announced Thursday that the change will impact 1,400 full-time, benefits-eligible employees in UVA’s academic division and its health system.

Lawmakers in Richmond rejected efforts to raise the minimum wage this year. But now Congress is considering raising the federal minimum wage.

And a Virginia congressman is leading the effort.

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