The House on Tuesday approved legislation that would raise the hourly minimum wage in several states by a penny to $15 per hour in 2018.
House Democrats voted 94-1 to advance the bill.
It passed the Senate on a party-line vote last week, but it needs a final House vote to become law.
The measure is the most significant in a decade of bipartisan negotiations to boost the minimum wage.
It’s also the first piece of legislation from a Democratic administration to address the issue.
Democrats have repeatedly called for raising the federal hourly minimum, a proposal that is opposed by labor unions and business groups.
But they have been cautious on how far to go.
The Senate passed a bill last month that would increase the federal wage to $10.10 by 2022, but the House bill would not take effect until 2021.
The White House has said the minimum-wage hike will help millions of Americans.
It has also said it’s not a tax increase and will not affect people with disabilities or other low-wage workers.
The legislation also aims to increase the number of workers covered by SNAP benefits, which President Donald Trump has criticized for being “unfair.”
In the House, Democrats had asked the House Budget Committee to include a provision that would allow SNAP benefits to increase to $9.25 an hour, but Republicans blocked that provision.
The bill would raise $2.4 billion to boost SNAP by 2020, which is part of the package’s larger goal of boosting the economy.