BREAKING: Bernie introduces legislation raising minimum wage to $15, says “The time for talk is over. No more excuses”

House and Senate Democrats have introduced legislation to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 by 2025.

Senator Bernie Sanders tweeted:

Today, I am introducing the Raise the Wage Act with my colleagues to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour.

The time for talk is over. No more excuses. We can no longer tolerate millions of workers making starvation wages.

House Labor Chair Robert Scott said aAround the country, Americans across the political spectrum have repeatedly supported raising the minimum wage.”

He added “in November, more than 60 percent of voters in Florida voted to increase the state minimum wage. The Raise the Wage Act is a critical step toward lifting hardworking people out of poverty, addressing income inequality, and building back a better economy where everyone can succeed.”