Rep. Ted Deutch Sponsors Legislation to Raise the Minimum Wage

Today, Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-21) joined Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-3) to introduce the Raise the Wage Act. This legislation will raise the minimum wage, currently set at $7.25, to $12.00 an hour by the year 2020. In addition, the Raise the Wage Act indexes the minimum wage to median wage growth beginning in 2021 so that low-income workers continue to share in America's economic success. 

"Strong economic growth, a soaring stock market, and huge corporate profits have failed to translate into better wages for low-income workers," said Congressman Deutch. "Across the country, more than twenty million Americans are working full-time for paychecks that leave them in poverty. We know that raising the minimum wage is one of the most effective ways to help working Americans get ahead, and this legislation will put that long overdue pay increase into motion." 

A copy of the Raise the Wage Act is available here.