Democrats Propose Bill to Raise Minimum Wage to $15 by 2025

Jan. 26, 2021, 4:13 PM

House and Senate Democrats introduce legislation to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025, according to an emailed statement.

  • After 2025, the bill would require the federal minimum wage be indexed to inflation: statement
    • Measure would also phase out the wages below the minimum for tipped workers, youth workers and workers with disabilities
  • Sponsors include House Education and Labor Cmte Chair Bobby Scott and Bernie Sanders, incoming Senate Budget Cmte chair
  • NOTE: President Joe Biden has voiced his support for a $15 federal minimum wage, including the provision as part of his $1.9 trillion stimulus plan
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