It's why we voted for them and so many worked to create a Democratic House.
The House of Representatives passed the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 by a wide margin on Wednesday afternoon.
The bill would raise the minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $7.25 per hour in three increments over two years and two months.
The Act, introduced by congressman George Miller (D.-Calif.), passed by a vote of 315 to 116 after a day of spirited debate. The last time the minimum wage was raised was 1997.
Miller, on the House floor, called it a historic vote that had waited 10 years. He said it was simply "an up-or-down vote saying whether the poorest people working in the country deserve a raise."
Crazy Democrats and their ideas of economic fairness.