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Federal minimum wage debate spills onto Sioux City streets

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Sioux City State Representative David Dawson, along with some of his supporters, rallied outside Congressman Steve King's office in downtown Sioux City on Thursday. They're asking King to support raising the minimum wage from it's current $7.25 to $10.10.

"I believe the benefit for these employers is that there will be more money for people to spend and they'll end up prospering. It's proven in every state that raised the minimum wage." Danny Homan, AFSCME Iowa Council.

In response, Iowa Congressman Steve King released the following statement.

"Minimum wage increases are best considered by the state legislatures because one size does not fit all for each of the 50 states," said Iowa Congressman Steve King. "If liberals cared about protecting workers, they would be protesting President Obama's amnesty policies because illegal workers are taking jobs from Americans and driving down wages."

Dawson is also challenging Congressman King to live on $77.00 a week, the typical budget of a full-time minimum wage worker.

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