CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has written legislation for the U.S. House that would increase the minimum wage to $10 per hour.

Jackson says he will introduce the bill Wednesday in Washington. Under his proposal, the federal minimum wage would increase $2.75 per hour. The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 since 2007.

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The Chicago Democrat says the legislation will affect more than 30 million workers. He says former independent presidential candidate and consumer advocate Ralph Nader encouraged him to introduce the legislation.

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The federal minimum wage is covered by the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act.

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