- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The senate has not voted
- The house Passed July 18th, 2019Roll Call Vote 231 Yea / 199 Nay
Committee on Education and LaborIntroducedJanuary 16th, 2019
- house Committees
The current federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour isn’t a living wage and needs to be increased over five years to $15 an hour so that all workers — regardless of what they do for employment — are able to make a good living. Exceptions to the minimum wage, such as the subminimum wage for tipped workers, should be eliminated to put all workers on an even footing.
It’s basic economics that raising the cost of labor will cause employers to hire fewer workers or automate those jobs. Hiking the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour would have disastrous consequences for workers in jobs that can be automated and for younger workers who’d lose vital opportunities to gain experience in minimum wage jobs that won’t be available to them.