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Linda Sánchez Statement on Signing of California’s $15 Minimum Wage Law

April 4, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC – Representative Linda Sánchez (CA-38), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, a member of the Ways and Means Committee, and Co-Chair of the Labor and Working Families Caucus, today released the following statement on the signing of California’s $15 minimum wage law:

“This legislation is a major victory and will help improve the lives of millions of hard-working families across our state. This law ensures that hard work means a living wage for every Californian. With the strong leadership of Governor Brown, the State Legislature, and advocates for California’s working families, millions in our state can look forward to better opportunities. 

“While we have seen a strong recovery in the state’s economy since the Great Recession, wages have largely remained stagnant. The increase in the minimum wage to $15 per hour will help thousands of working families in my district that are struggling to make ends meet. It’s time Congressional Republicans recognize the dire situation of low-wage workers across the country and join with Democrats to raise the federal minimum wage for every working person in the United States.”