February 25,2021

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Wyden Statement on Efforts to Raise the Minimum Wage

Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released the following statement on efforts to raise the minimum wage: 

“While I am disappointed by today’s decision, it marks the beginning—not the end—of our efforts to raise the minimum wage for millions of hard-working Americans. We will continue to explore all legislative options—including a tax penalty for mega-corporations that refuse to pay a living wage—for raising workers’ wages as we push forward on the relief package, which must be signed into law ahead of the March 14th cliff for jobless benefits.”