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Congressmen to Push for Federal Minimum Wage Hike

Congressmen to Push for Federal Minimum Wage Hike

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island's two Democratic congressmen are highlighting their support for raising the federal minimum wage.
 
Reps. Jim Langevin and David Cicilline are holding a news conference on Wednesday morning at the Rochambeau Library in Providence to discuss their support for the "Fair Minimum Wage Act.''
 
The legislation would increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour over three years. It's currently $7.25 an hour.
 
The congressmen are expected to be joined by officials from the Economic Progress Institute, the Rhode Island Building Trades and other leaders.
 
Rhode Island increased its minimum wage from $7.40 to $7.75 an hour in January. Some lawmakers have introduced legislation this session to hike it further, to $8.25 an hour, beginning Jan. 1 of next year.

 

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