From left, Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., the Democratic Policy ... more 
From left, Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., the Democratic Policy Committee chairman, confer as they walk to a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, to advocate for legislation to raise the minimum wage. In the coming days, the Senate could debate a plan by Iowa Democrat Tom Harkin that would gradually lift today's minimum wage of $7.25 an hour to $10.10 by 2016. President Barack Obama wants to increase the hourly minimum wage as part of an election-year economic agenda focused on working families. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By J. Scott Applewhite
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 3:12 PM EDT