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Obama, in Pa., Pushes New Agenda

A key feature of the plan is the president's call to raise minimum wage.

(Patch file photo)
(Patch file photo)
President Barack Obama was in Pennsylvania on Wednesday to drum up support for the initiatives he outlined in his Tuesday State of the Union address.

Obama was in West Mifflin, in western Pennsylvania, as one of four planned stops, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

One of the points gaining the most attention from Obama's Tuesday speech is his desire to see minimum wage raised to $10.10. The Philadelphia Inquirer points out that fewer than 5 percent of American employees work for minimum wage, but says the dramatic hike could affect many.

In West Mifflin on Wednesday, Obama reiterated the point he made Tuesday night -- that he intends to act with or without the support of Congress, The Post-Gazette said.

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