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Co-Sponsorship Activity for: Raise the Wage Act

Bill Info: The minimum wage sets the standard for millions of food chain workers across the country. As the federal minimum wage has failed to keep pace with the costs of living, those who feed us often struggle to feed themselves and their families. Proposals to raise the federal minimum wage would allow working adults in the food industry to make ends meet.

Introduced On: 5/25/2017
Chamber: Senate
Bill number: S. 1242
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Our mission is to highlight the importance of food policy and to promote policies that support healthy diets, reduce hunger at home and abroad, improve food access and affordability, uphold the rights and dignity of food and farm workers, increase transparency, improve public health, reduce the risk of food-borne illness, support local and regional food systems, protect and maintain sustainable fisheries, treat farm animals humanely and reduce the environmental impact of farming and food production. Food Policy Action promotes positive policies through education and publication of the National Food Policy Scorecard.