The last time Congress passed legislation to raise the minimum wage was in 2007, during the George W. Bush administration when it was $5.15 an hour. The law eventually bumped the wage up to its current $7.25 level in 2009. Since that time, many states have passed legislation raising the minimum wage laws for their individual state.
U.S Senator for Wyoming Mike Enzi, says that raising the minimum wage won't provide the economic boost that Democrats are hoping for.
According to a national review by the Associated Press, lawmakers in at least 30 states are sponsoring or are expected to introduce wage hike measures.