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Heitkamp: Income gap growing in U.S.

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The income and wealth gap is growing in the U.S., said Sen. Heidi Heitkamp Thursday, speaking at the North Dakota Community Action Partnership Annual Conference here.

As an example, Heiktamp said the current minimum wage amounts to less than 9 percent of the wages of a member of Congress.

She said there were three issues before Congress dealing with issues affecting low-income individuals.

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