Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increases, But Congress Won't Take it Up04:22

This article is more than 5 years old.

Last night, New Jersey voters approved a constitutional amendment to raise the minimum wage by a dollar to $8.25 an hour.

And in SeaTac, Washington, a proposition that would make the minimum wage in some in airport-related industries $15 an hour was leading with over 50 percent of the vote.

But if raising the minimum wage is so popular with voters, why won't Congress take up the issue?

NPR's Marilyn Geewax joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to explain.


This segment aired on November 6, 2013.

Support the news

+Join the discussion

Support the news