Kerry on Minimum Wage Increase
Senator John Kerry today issued the following statement on the increased minimum wage, which goes into effect today.
"Today millions of working Americans are getting a long overdue raise.
"By raising our country's minimum wage, we are helping to open the doors and expand the opportunities of millions of working Americans who've been struggling to make ends meet.
"When Democrats regained the majority last November, we promised to put working Americans first. Today is an answer to that promise. I commend Senator Kennedy and my colleagues for their dedication to this issue and I will continue to work to find other ways to assist the men and women who are working hard and trying to make better lives for themselves."