Raise the Wage Act Information

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After more than a decade with no increase in the federal minimum wage - the longest period in U.S. history - House Democrats are advancing the Raise the Wage Act (H.R. 582), legislation that would gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2025. 

The Raise the Wage Act of 2019 would:

  • Gradually raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 by 2025;
  • Index future increases in the federal minimum wage to median wage growth to ensure the value of minimum wage does not once again erode over time;
  • Guarantee tipped workers are paid at least the full federal minimum wage by phasing out the subminimum wage for tipped workers, which will ensure consistent, livable pay without eliminating tips;
  • Guarantee teen workers are paid at least the full federal minimum wage by phasing out the rarely used subminimum wage for youth workers; and
  • End subminimum wage certificates for workers with disabilities to provide opportunities for workers with disabilities to be competitively employed and participate more fully in their communities.

Key Documents

General Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet on How Raising the Minimum Wage Impacts Women

One Fair Wage Fact Sheet

Section by Section

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