H.R.582: Raise the Wage Act

Overview

The Raise the Wage Act (H.R. 582) would gradually raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 by 2025. The bill would index future increases in the federal minimum wage to median wage growth. In addition, the bill would repeal the separate federal minimum wage for workers who receive tips (currently set at $2.13) by gradually raising that wage until it equals the federal minimum wage for nontipped workers. Finally, the bill would repeal the separate minimum wage for teenage workers and workers with disabilities by raising their wages gradually to equal the federal minimum wage.

S. 150 is the Senate companion bill.

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Talking Points

  • Increasing the minimum wage will substantially benefit workers and families by giving up to 33 million Americans a raise, boosting the economy and lifting 1.3 million people out of poverty, nearly half of whom are children.
  • This bill would provide equity for millions of services works, teenagers, and disabled Americans.
  • The National Assembly supports the Raise the Wage Act because every American has the right to earn a living wage so that they can achieve their full human potential.

Our Stance

Support

Priority

High

Bill Number

H.R.582

Date Introduced

January 16, 2019

Committee

House Education and Labor Committee

Bill Status

Passed Original Chamber