April 30, 2015

Congressman Moulton Supports Bill to Raise the National Minimum Wage

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) signed on as an original co-sponsor of the Raise the Wage Act, legislation that would increase the national minimum wage from $7.50 to $12.00 by the year 2020.

“Unfortunately, today, too many Americans are working multiple jobs just to put food on the table for their families,” said Moulton. “That’s not good for families, and it’s not good for our economy. Massachusetts has been a leader in the effort to pay workers a fair wage, but we still have work to do here in Massachusetts and across the country to ensure that those who work full time can make ends meet.”

If implemented, the Raise the Wage Act would give 38 million hard-working Americans a raise, including the parents of nearly 18.7 million children. A $12.00 per hour minimum wage would give workers almost $110 billion in pay increases. Putting more money into the pockets of low-wage workers stimulates consumer demand and strengthens our national economy. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced a companion legislation in the Senate.