BERNIE’S BILL: Sen. Sanders Urges Federal Gov to Raise Wages for ’40 Million Americans’

Originally published at: https://www.hannity.com/media-room/bernies-bill-sen-sanders-urges-federal-gov-to-raise-wages-for-40-million-americans/

Vermont Senator and likely 2020 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders continued to push his latest initiative to increase the federal minimum wage Wednesday; saying the move would “give a raise” to upwards of 40 million Americans.

“Our $15 minimum wage bill would give a raise to over 40 million Americans, including more than half of African American and Latinx workers. A job should lift you out of poverty, not keep you in it. It’s time every worker in America is paid a living wage,” posted Sanders on social media.

Our $15 minimum wage bill would give a raise to over 40 million Americans, including more than half of African American and Latinx workers. A job should lift you out of poverty, not keep you in it. It's time every worker in America is paid a living wage. https://t.co/3Uiz8W2EEB

— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) January 16, 2019

Sanders current proposal would raise the federally-mandated minimum wage of $7.25 to $15 per hour.