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Hoyer Statement on Final Passage of Maryland Minimum Wage Increase

WASHINGTON, DC –Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) released the following statement today on final passage of SB 331, legislation to increase Maryland’s minimum wage to $10.10:

“Today, the Maryland General Assembly took significant action to help lift Maryland families out of poverty and help ensure they have the opportunity to succeed by raising the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Once again, our state is leading our nation by giving our workers the raise they deserve, which will create jobs, grow our economy, and expand opportunity for Marylanders. I thank Governor O’Malley, Lt. Governor Brown, Senate President Miller, House Speaker Busch, Chairman Middleton, and Chairman Davis for their leadership, and I urge Congress to follow Maryland’s lead by passing the Fair Minimum Wage Act, to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10, without delay.”