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Congresswoman Lori Trahan Votes to Advance Bill Gradually Increasing the Minimum Wage to $15 by 2024

Washington, March 6, 2019


Washington, DC -- Today, Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03) voted to advance the Raise the Wage Act, a proposal that would give 17,000 people in Massachusetts’ 3rd district a raise. The bill would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 in 2024, index future minimum wage increases to median wage growth, and ensure all workers are paid at least the full federal minimum wage by phasing out the subminimum wages. This proposal would increase wages for nearly 40 million Americans across the country.


“The federal minimum wage has been stuck at $7.25 for over a decade, leaving hardworking families behind. Today the Committee on Education and Labor took a critical step towards seeing that it is raised to $15 an hour by 2024. This boost will increase pay for twenty-three million women, and the parents of over fourteen million children. This legislation is good for workers, good for families and good for our economy. I am proud to have voted with my colleagues to send this bill to the full House, and look forward to supporting its final passage,” said Rep. Trahan.


The Raise the Wage Act was advanced through the House Committee on Education and Labor by a party line vote of 28 Yea and 20 Nays.