The minimum wage back to its federally mandated inception in 1938 side by side with what that amount would be in 2013 terms.
The minimum wage, adjusted for inflation, dating back to 1938.
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The U.S. Capitol Dome
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Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, listens to a question during a news conference after a House GOP meeting on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 in Washington.