Thursday, July 18, 2019

House Passes Bill to Raise Federal Minimum Wage

Statement from Governor Andrew Cuomo

"Like New York State did in 2016, today the House of Representatives voted to stand with hardworking families and advance economic justice by passing the $15 minimum wage for all Americans. New York lead the nation by enacting a $15 minimum wage and last year we enacted a $19 minimum wage for airport workers because we believe in a fair day's pay for a fair day's work. This fight has always been about stepping up to make a real different in the lives of hardworking families, and I applaud Speaker Pelosi for her leadership and all the members of the New York Congressional delegation who voted for this critically important measure. Now it's time for the Senate to demonstrate they care about the dignity and respect of hardworking people too. Pass the bill now." 

Source: The Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo 

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