CCAGW Annual Ratings

Minimum Wage Increase – Passage


Passage of the bill, as amended, that would increase the federal minimum wage to $8.40 per hour on the first day of the third month after enactment and would incrementally increase it annually to reach $15 per hour six years after the effective date. On the seventh year, the bill would require the Labor Department to determine the minimum wage based on increases in the median hourly wage of all employees. The bill would also increase the minimum wage for tipped employees, teens, and individuals with disabilities, with incremental increases over five years until each of these rates reaches $15 per hour, at which point the separate minimum wages would be repealed.

Vote Number: 
House Vote 496
Bill Number: 
HR 582
CCAGW Position: 
Vote Results: 
Passed 231-199 : D 228-6; R 3-192; I 0-1