D.C. Council Votes Unanimously to Support Minimum Wage Increase to $11.50

December 3, 2013

In a preliminary vote expected to mirror the final vote early next year, the D.C. Council voted unanimously to support a plan to raise the minimum wage in the District of Columbia to $11.50. A final vote must still take place, but no member has expressed any intention to vote differently and Mayor Vincent Gray (D) has suggested he is willing to sign the bill, in contrast to his recent veto of a measure to require big-box retailers like Walmart to pay a living wage. The D.C. Council appears to have the votes to override an unlikely veto, something they fell one vote short of on the big-box store bill.

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