CBS 21: Officials urge Congress to increase the minimum wage

On Monday, Senator Bob Casey, Congressman Connor Lamb, and Congressman Dwight Evans joined Pennsylvania workers in the fight to raise the minimum wage.

The elected officials are urging Congress to finish work on enacting a $15.00 minimum wage.

“Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour will increase incomes for over 30 million workers and lift millions of children out of poverty. The time to act is now. Congress needs to step up and finally raise the minimum wage for hardworking families in Pennsylvania and throughout the nation,” said Senator Bob Casey, D-Pennsylvania.

This week the House of Representatives could take action on a COVID relief package, that includes the minimum wage becoming $15.00.

“When you think of places like Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, they have a higher minimum wage. We deserve the best,” said Congressman Dwight Evans.

Pennsylvania’s minimum wage is currently $7.25.