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Congressman Bobby Scott

Representing the 3rd District of Virginia

Committee on Education and Labor Approves Proposal to Gradually Increase the Minimum Wage to $15 by 2024

March 6, 2019
Press Release
Raise the Wage Act would give nearly 40 million Americans a raise

As originally released by the Committee on Education and Labor

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Committee on Education and Labor approved the Raise the Wage Act (H.R. 582), a proposal to gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 by 2024. 

The Raise the Wage Act would give nearly 40 million workers a raise and, by putting money in the pockets of American workers, provide an economic stimulus to local businesses and communities.

“Today, the Committee took an important step toward lifting millions of American workers out poverty by raising the minimum wage for the first time in nearly a decade,” said Chairman Bobby Scott. “Research and experience show that gradually raising the minimum wage is not only good for workers, it is good for businesses and good for the economy. I am proud that we have advanced a bill that will benefit workers and communities across the country.”

The Raise the Wage Act was approved out of Committee on a party line vote (28-20).  

To read the fact sheet on Raise the Wage Act click here.

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