Kerry Praises Senate Minimum Wage Vote

WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. John Kerry said today’s vote on the minimum wage legislation clears the way for the bill to move forward and bring a long overdue pay raise to American workers. The 87-10 vote in the Senate came as Kerry and other Democrats successfully cleared a key hurdle to completing the Senate bill.

“The Senate vote today was a giant step forward in our effort to win a pay raise for millions of Americans who have had to wait too long for an increase in the minimum wage. The $2.10 increase would take the minimum wage from $5.15 an hour to $7.25 an hour and is long overdue. I look forward to this legislation becoming law and finding other ways to assist men and women who are working hard and trying to make better lives for themselves.”