$15 Minimum Wage Bill Unveiled by Congressional Democrats (1)

Jan. 16, 2019, 8:03 PMUpdated: Jan. 16, 2019, 9:40 PM

Democrats Jan. 16 unveiled a bill to raise the hourly federal minimum wage to $15—long-shot legislation that would likely require compromise with Republicans to become law.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) announced the Senate and House versions of the Raise the Wage Act, which would increase the federal wage floor from the current $7.25 per hour to $15 by 2024. The legislation also would remove subminimum wage mandates for disabled workers and gradually increase the tipped minimum wage from $2.13 to $15.

Twenty-nine states and Washington, D.C., have minimum wages higher than the federal $7.25; ...

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