A year’s salary lost.

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$13,329. That’s the amount America’s lowest-paid workers have lost to inflation in the last decade. Minimum-wage workers take home an annual pay of $15,080. That means that those workers have lost nearly an entire year’s salary since Congress last raised the minimum wage ten years ago.

  • The Raise the Wage Act enjoys strong bipartisan support from voters and would help combat this disturbing loss of wages.

On the 2016 campaign trail, President Trump flip-flopped endlessly on the minimum wage. At some points opposing it entirely (“Our wages are too high”), at others supporting raising the minimum wage to $15, he refused to commit to a long-overdue pay increase that legislation like the Raise the Wage Act would provide.

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  • Kelly Magsamen, vice president of National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress, who breaks down what Trump’s SOTU tells us about his foreign policy vision.
  • Juanita Tolliver, CAP Action’s director of campaigns, who breaks down the lies that littered Trump’s address.

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