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 Scottand Bernie Sanders, incoming Senate Budget Cmte chair
- NOTE: President
Joe Bidenhas voiced his support for a $15 federal minimum wage, including the provision as part of his $1.9 trillion stimulus plan