Statement From Senator Adriano Espaillat on President Obama’s Minimum Wage Proposal

Adriano Espaillat

February 13, 2013


“President Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage and tie future increases to inflation is a major boost to advocates working to get this done in New York. For low-income families in Upper Manhattan and throughout the state struggling to pay rent and provide for their children, raising the minimum wage would offer vital assistance.

 While I commend the President for calling attention to the millions of Americans living below the poverty line, it is clear that Congressional Republicans are committed to blocking his progressive agenda. I am proud to sponsor legislation closely mirroring the President’s proposal, and I am committed to raising New York’s minimum wage this year.”