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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

Congresswoman Beatty Signs Discharge Petition to Raise Minimum Wage

Feb 26, 2014
Press Release

Beatty Signs Discharge Petition to Raise Minimum Wage

With 218 Signatures Discharge Petition will force House vote on raising the minimum wage

(Washington, D.C.) – Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03) today signed the Democratic led discharge petition to force a vote on the Fair Minimum Wage Act, H.R. 1010.

Congresswoman Joyce Beatty signed the Democratic led discharge petition brought forward by Representative Tim Bishop (NY-01), which would force consideration of legislation that would raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.  

House Democrats are urging their Republican colleagues to join them in consideration of the Fair Minimum Wage Act, H.R. 1010, which would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to increase the federal minimum wage for employees to $10.10 an hour over two years.  Additionally, H.R. 1010 would increase the federal minimum wage for tipped employees to $3.00 an hour during the first year, and would provide a formula for subsequent annual adjustments.

“Raising the minimum wage is good for both sides of the cash register – employees and employers.  The American people want and deserve an economy where a hard day’s work earns a decent day’s pay, and everyone has the opportunity to build a brighter future for themselves and their families.”

“I urge my colleagues on the other side of the aisle to join us in signing this discharge petition so that the House can vote on raising the minimum wage, and provide the long, overdue pay raise that so many hard-working Americans and their families deserve,” stated Congresswoman Beatty.