Sen. Sanders, Sen. Scott Announce Legislation To Raise Minimum Wage By 2028, Assist Hard-Working Families Struggling To Make Ends Meet


Sanders, Scott To Announce Legislation to Raise Minimum Wage

WASHINGTON, – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, and Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, today at 3:30 p.m. ET will be joined by workers, employers, and House leadership to unveil the Raise the Wage Act of 2023. The legislation would raise the minimum wage to $17 by 2028 and give approximately 28 million Americans a long-overdue raise.

In Attendance

  • Chairman Bernie Sanders, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
  • Ranking Member Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, House Committee on Education and the Workforce
  • House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries
  • Chair Pramila Jayapal, House Congressional Progressive Caucus
  • Co-Chair Donald Norcross, House Labor Caucus
  • Frances Holmes, Low-Wage Worker, Missouri
  • Aaron Seyedian, Small Business Owner, Well-Paid Maids, Fair Minimum Wage Member

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Senator Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders is serving his third term in the U.S. Senate after winning re-election in 2018. His previous 16 years in the House of Representatives make him the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history.

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