(CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, says Congress should not a raise until the lowest paid Americans get more.
"Congress should not get a salary increase until minimum wage is raised," she said in Monday night's debate.
Does she mean another increase? The first minimum wage increase in 10 years was approved recently and takes effect Tuesday. The wage goes from $5.15 an hour to $5.85 an hour, and then over the next two years increases to $7.25.
A senator currently makes just over $165,000, and unless enough senators like Clinton vote to block it, the Senate will get a raise next year.
- CNN's Katy Byron and Craig Broffman