Entire CT Congressional Delegation Submits Testimony in Support of $15 Minimum Wage

HARTFORD – Last week, in a rare move, the entire Connecticut Congressional delegation jointly submitted testimony in support of several bills before the state legislature that would raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour and then index it to inflation.

“Raising the minimum wage is a critical, common sense means of ensuring that workers can make a liveable wage to help achieve the American Dream of providing adequate housing and education for themselves and their families,” read the testimony from the delegation.

In addition to supporting state legislation to increase the minimum wage, the congressional delegation also supports “increasing the minimum wage at the federal level to $15 per hour.”

 The testimony was submitted by U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Christopher Murphy, and U.S. Representatives John Larson, Joe Courtney, Rosa DeLauro, Jim Himes, and Jahana Hayes.

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Click here to read the Connecticut Congressional delegation’s jointly submitted testimony on minimum wage.