Fact Check: Kamala Harris' claims about minimum wage

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Kamala Harris, the U.S. Senator for California wrote a tweet that has been liked by nearly 36 thousand and retweeted by 12 thousand, she claimed the flowing :

Claim:

The federal minimum wage [changed as follows across different years]  :

April 1, 1990: $3.80

April 1, 1991: $4.25

October 1, 1996: $4.75

September 1, 1997: $5.15

July 24, 2007: $5.85

July 24, 2008: $6.55

July 24, 2009: $7.25

Fact check:  True.

The history of federal  minimum wage rates under the fair labor standards Act 1938-2009 issued by the United States Department of labor supports the claims.

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