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FEB 16, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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House Dems try to force votes on wage, immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are determined to cast an election-year spotlight on Republican opposition to raising the minimum wage and overhauling immigration laws. [...] 217 members — one more than half the House's current membership of 432 — have to sign a petition. Signing a discharge petition would be a breach of loyalty for Republicans, certain to draw the wrath of the caucus, and a rebuke of Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Republicans still are unwilling to break ranks with the party and Boehner, despite the distinctly different political forces on the issue. Boehner has come ... Read More

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