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SUPPORT: Bonamici applauds passage of Federal Minimum wage increase

July 21, 2019
In The News

Today Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Chair of the Education & Labor Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Services, applauded the House passage of the Raise the Wage Act.

The Raise the Wage Act gradually raises the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour by 2025, indexes future minimum wage increases to median wage growth, and phases out the subminimum wages for tipped workers, youth, and workers with disabilities. The federal minimum wage has not been raised in more than a decade.

“The federal minimum wage has been stagnant for too long, exacerbating income inequality, perpetuating wage gaps, and leaving too many individuals working full-time in poverty,” said Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. “Today the House addressed the challenges faced by working families across the country by passing the Raise the Wage Act. All full-time workers should be able to afford basic needs like food, housing, transportation, healthcare, and childcare. The Raise the Wage Act is good for workers and good for the economy. I encourage my colleagues in the Senate to quickly pass this legislation.”