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Raise the Minimum Wage!

Raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would boost the paychecks of over 30 million workers in the U.S. The majority are adults with full-time jobs, and nearly half have some college education.

If the minimum wage had kept pace with inflation since 1968, it would be $10.60 today, not $7.25. By indexing the minimum wage to inflation, this bill prevents the annual erosion of the buying power of millions of hard-working Americans.

The tipped minimum wage ($2.13 an hour) has lost 40 percent of its value since 1991. Over the past 22 years, Congress has voted to increase its pay 13 times.

The benefits of the increase will reverberate across the economy. According to the Economic Policy Institute, raising the minimum wage to $10.10 will generate $30 billion in economic activity and create 140,000 new jobs over three years


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