Campaign 2010

Jul 24, 2007

DCCC Chair Chris Van Hollen Statement on the Minimum Wage Increase

DCCC Press

Jul 24, 2007

DCCC Chair Chris Van Hollen Statement on the Minimum Wage Increase

Chairman Chris Van Hollen today released the following statement on the federal minimum wage increasing from $5.15 per hour to $5.85 per hour, and increasing to $7.25 over the next two years:

"Millions of Americans work full time earning the minimum wage and are struggling to make ends meet with skyrocketing gas prices, health care and housing costs. Today, for the first time in 10 years, these hard working Americans are getting a raise.

"After a decade of Republican neglect, Democrats said we would take America in a New Direction by helping hard working families earning the minimum wage, and we have. We will continue to work to ensure that all hard working people have an opportunity to live the American dream."