|THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2019
Floor Schedule and Procedure:
Under a Rule (1 bill):
H.R. 582 – Raise the Wage Act (Rep. Scott (VA) – Education and Labor)
This bill would gradually raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 and index future increases in the federal minimum wage to median wage growth to ensure the value of minimum wage does not once again erode over time.
Materials from the House Education and Labor Committee:
The Rule, which was adopted yesterday, provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendment:
Requires the Government Accountability Office, in consultation with specified experts, to submit a report to Congress on the economic and employment impacts (nationally, regionally, and locally) of the four minimum wage increases in the bill (standard, tipped, youth, and 14(C)) with the report to be prepared after the second wage increase and before the third wage increase. Requires Congress to assess the report’s findings and to take any appropriate legislative action, including action to delay or otherwise modify the next scheduled wage increases.
|QUOTE OF THE DAY:
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