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Latest Effort to Bring Minimum Wage Increase to a Vote
By Office of Rep Michaud
Apr 3, 2014 - 5:17:28 AM

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WASHINGTON, DC -- Congressman Mike Michaud today voted in support of allowing the House to consider an amendment to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Michaud is a co-sponsor of a bill supporting the minimum wage increase. House Republicans succeeded in defeating today's effort.

"There is just no way a hardworking family can support themselves on the current minimum wage of $7.25 an hour," said Michaud. "Mainers shouldn't be forced to choose between paying their mortgage, putting food on the table for their kids, or keeping the heat on. It's time for this Congress to do the right thing and give the American people a living wage that actually reflects the fiscal realities facing most families."

Last week, Michaud spoke about the need to raise the minimum wage at an event in Bangor as part of a nationwide bus tour aimed at raising support for the legislation.

The Fair Minimum Wage Act would raise the minimum wage to $8.20 an hour within three months of enactment. The wage would increase to $9.15 an hour within a year, and to $10.10 an hour within two years. A recent study conducted by the Economic Policy Institute found that raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would generate $22 billion in increased economic activity.

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