Senator Heinrich’s statement on raising the minimum wage
Yesterday, Senator Martin Heinrich made it clear that raising the federal minimum wage is good for New Mexico and our nation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) delivered a speech on the Senate floor in support of raising the minimum wage. Senator Heinrich is a cosponsor of S. 1737, the Minimum Wage Fairness Act, which would raise the hourly federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 by 2015.
Senator Heinrich is a strong advocate for raising the national minimum wage. Last September, Heinrich and 14 other Senators sent a letter to President Obama urging him to sign an executive order setting the minimum wage for workers under new federal contract to be paid $10.10 an hour. The president signed the executive order in January. In 2005, then-Albuquerque City Councilman Heinrich successfully led the fight to increase the city minimum wage.