Chairman Crowley Co-Sponsors Legislation to Increase Federal Minimum Wage

May 25, 2017

(Washington, DC) – Today, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (NY-14) released the following statement on the reintroduction of the Raise the Wage Act, legislation that would increase the federal minimum wage to $15. Crowley is an original co-sponsor of the bill.

Specifically, the legislation would incrementally raise the minimum wage nationwide from the current level of $7.25 to $15.00 an hour by 2024, and index the minimum wage to the median wage starting in 2025.

“We need a robust economy that works for all Americans. Raising the minimum wage would move us significantly closer to that goal by providing stability to the hardest-working Americans and their families and having a positive impact across the broader U.S. economy.

“I will continue to push House Republicans to bring forward a vote on this legislation so that those in Queens and the Bronx, and the entire country, can be secure that if they put in an honest day’s work they will not have to worry about living in poverty.”