Obama: Raising Minimum Wage Will Boost Economy Without Tax Hikes, Spending

'It would lift millions of Americans out of poverty, and help millions more work their way out of poverty'

Weekly Address: Calling on Congress to Raise the Minimum Wage (White House)

WASHINGTON, DC— This week, President Obama took action to lift more workers’ wages by requiring that federal contractors pay their employees a fair wage of at least $10.10 an hour. In this week’s address, he highlights that executive action and calls on Congress to pass a bill to raise the federal minimum wage for all workers.

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