Sen. Cassidy wants the federal minimum wage to rise, but by how much? 

U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, a Republican, speaks to reporters after qualifying to run for the U.S. Senate, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Baton Rouge. (File photo)

Republican U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy is backing a new effort to raise the federal minimum wage even as the Louisiana Legislature back home has rejected attempts to increase hourly pay on a state level year after year, USA Today Network reports. 

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