03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Hillary Announces New Bill One Day After Edwards Challenge

Just one day after a challenge from presidential rival John Edwards to commit to raising the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton announced that she had already introduced legislation to do just that.

"With stagnant wages and skyrocketing costs for healthcare, energy and college, working families in America need a break. That is why yesterday I introduced legislation to raise the minimum wage to $9.50 by 2011, and link the minimum wage to Congressional pay raises after that," said Clinton in a Thursday statement. The senator said the measure was "the first bill ever to call for a $9.50 minimum wage."

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