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Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007

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Location: Washington, DC


FAIR MINIMUM WAGE ACT OF 2007

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Mr. HARE. Mr. Speaker, the Fair Minimum Wage Act is an important step toward strengthening America's middle class by providing hardworking Americans with the wages they have earned. I rise in strong support of this legislation.

As the son of a union machinist and a former employee of a clothing factory, I understand the struggles many Americans face in trying to meet basic needs at minimum wages. Increasing the minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $7.25 per hour provides a necessary raise to 13 million of America's lowest paid workers.

For too long we have ignored the plight of American working families. Providing a more reasonable wage is not only a commonsense issue but a moral one as well, and I am proud that one of my first few votes in the Congress of the United States will be to extend economic fairness and justice to deserving workers.

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