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Perspectives from Main Street: Raising the Wage

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 10:00 AM Perspectives from Main Street: Raising the Wage
The Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations will hold a hybrid hearing titled: “Perspectives from Main Street: Raising the Wage.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Participating members can also join remotely via CISCO Webex.

The federal minimum wage has not risen from $7.25 since 2009, marking the longest period without an increase since its creation in 1938. Meanwhile, the value of the minimum wage has eroded, and lower-income workers and families have struggled to keep up with the increasing cost of living. As a result, Congress is considering the Raise the Wage Act of 2021, which would incrementally raise the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025. This policy change will impact small businesses and workers all over the country. The hearing will give Members the opportunity to hear from stakeholders about the challenges and benefits of raising the minimum wage. 

To view a livestream of the hearing, please click here

Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 


Dr. Heidi Shierholz
Senior Economist and Director of Policy
Economic Policy Institute
Washington, DC

Mr. John Puckett
Punch Pizza
St. Paul, MN

Ms. Rebecca Hamilton
W.S. Badger Company
Gilsum, NH

Ms. Rachel Greszler
Research Fellow in Economics, Budget and Entitlements
The Heritage Foundation
Washington, DC

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