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on Jan 6, 2015
Bill Sponsorship: H.R.122
Source: Original Living Wage Act
- The federal minimum wage should be adjusted every four years so that a person working for it may earn, as a minimum, an annual income at least 15% higher than the federal poverty threshold for a family of four;
- it should be set at a level high enough to allow two full-time minimum wage workers to earn an income above the national housing wage; and
- Congress, or any local or state government, may establish a higher minimum wage.
Opponents reasons for voting NAY: (Time magazine, 9/5/13): The Washington DC council sent a bill to the mayor's desk that would require large retailers like Walmart and Target to pay its workers a "living wage" of $12.50 per hour--significantly higher than the District's $8.25 per hour minimum wage. Here are common misunderstandings about the DC bill and minimum wage laws in general: