Congresswoman Elaine Luria Votes to Give Americans a Raise

July 18, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) today voted for the Raise the Wage Act, keeping her promise to stand up for Coastal Virginia’s working families.

Sponsored and introduced by Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03), the Raise the Wage Act (H.R. 582) would increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 over a six-year period.  

“I am proud to fight for Coastal Virginians’ ability to pursue and achieve the American Dream,” Congresswoman Elaine Luria said. “The Raise the Wage Act would restore workers’ dignity and could give nearly 109,500 workers in our district a much-needed pay raise. I will continue to be an advocate for working families in Coastal Virginia and beyond.”

If signed into law, the Raise the Wage Act could increase the pay of up to 33 million Americans. The Raise the Wage Act passed the House by a 231-199 vote today. Before becoming law, it must pass through Senate and be signed by the President.

Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she is the Vice Chair of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where she serves as Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee.