Tom Perez on the Raise the Wage Act of 2017

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement in response to Congressional Democratic leaders introducing the Raise the Wage Act of 2017, legislation that would grow the minimum wage to $15 by 2024:


“I enthusiastically applaud the tireless efforts and continued leadership of Democratic legislators to help American workers break free from a rigged economy that favors our wealthiest citizens while squeezing the middle class. No one in this country should work a full-time job and still struggle to pay bills or put food on the table. Only when the minimum wage is raised to a living wage will we truly restore economic security to hardworking Americans.”