The White House
President George W. Bush
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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
February 1, 2007

President's Statement on Senate Passage of Minimum Wage Increase and Small Business Tax Relief

Today, the Senate has passed significant legislation that will benefit America's workers and small businesses. By working in a bipartisan way to match a minimum wage increase with tax relief for small businesses, the Senate has taken a step toward helping maintain a strong and dynamic labor market and promoting continued economic growth. I strongly encourage the House to support this combined minimum wage increase and small business tax relief.

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