The move, estimated to boost the wages of some 27 million people, is among the most controversial elements of the plan. Republicans say it will cost jobs, pointing to a study by the Congressional Budget Office which said the move could put 1.4 million positions at risk. The CBO also said the increase could lift 900,00 people out of poverty.
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