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Democrats introduced the Raise the Wage Act of 2021 on Tuesday, which would gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour over the course of five years.
The federal minimum wage has not been raised for over a decade, and President Joe Biden proposed to raise it in his $2 trillion stimulus proposal. However, the provision was met with partisan criticism.
To address the issue, House Labor Chair Robert Scott joined incoming Senate Budget Chair Bernie Sanders, incoming Senate HELP Committee Chair Patty Murray, Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal, and Florida Rep. details ⇒
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