WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) released the following statement today after the Maryland General Assembly voted to override Governor Larry Hogan's veto of legislation to increase the minimum wage:
“I commend the Maryland General Assembly for overriding the Governor’s veto and raising the minimum wage in our state. For too long, families throughout Maryland have struggled to get ahead. Today, the Assembly took an important step to raise wages and expand opportunity for workers throughout our state.
“In Congress, House Democrats are taking action to raise the federal minimum wage. I’m proud that we can look to Maryland as a model for improving the lives of families and ensuring they can make it in America. I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure more individuals have access to the resources they need to succeed.”