House Democrats are slated to introduce legislation on Wednesday aimed at gradually raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024.
Under the legislation — spearheaded by House Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (D-Va.) — the minimum wage would be indexed to match the changes to the median wage starting in 2025.
It would also gradually eliminate provisions allowing tipped workers to be paid less than the minimum wage.
“By gradually increasing pay for millions of workers, Congress can raise living standards and lift millions of Americans out of poverty,” Scott and Reps. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) wrote in a Dear Colleague letter calling on lawmakers to cosponsor the bill.
Read more at The Hill.