Before adjourning for a five-week summer recess, the House pushed through a bill pairing a minimum wage increase with a GOP-led effort to extend cuts on estate taxes.

The bill, which passed the House by a 230-180 vote, contains the first hike for the country's minimum wage in more than 10 years -- an increase from $5.15 to $7.25 per hour, spread out over the course of three years.

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