(CNN) - House Democrats plan to try to force a vote this Wednesday afternoon on raising the federal minimum wage.
Lawmakers said they'll use a procedural move known as a discharge petition to attempt to bring the issue to a vote in the Republican-controlled chamber.
The maneuver would come one day after Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid pushed back a vote on minimum wage, blaming Republican obstruction for jamming the Senate calendar.
Reid now expects a vote in that chamber to happen in late March or sometime in April.
Democrats are attempting to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
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