The Senate follows the House's lead this week, debating a federal minimum wage increase - from $5.15 to $7.25 an hour. This bill could also find itself hitched with an amendment to bring back a line-item veto.
The House takes a breather after its breakneck 100- hour (really 46-hour) agenda, voting on just one bill - to cut off pensions for lawmakers convicted of bribery, conspiracy or perjury.
• For the Senate bill: "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." (James 1:5) For the House bill: "They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; There is no one who does good, not even one." (Psalm 14:3,53:3; Romans 3:12).