House Passes Bill to Hike the Federal Minimum Wage to $15 per Hour

  • The House passes a bill to gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour.
  • House Democrats see it as a major part of their economic platform as they contend a strong economy and roaring stock market have not boosted the working class.
  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is unlikely to take the bill up, while President Donald Trump has threatened to veto it.