Smith Statement on Joining Democratic Whip’s Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality and Opportunity

  Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Smith joined the Democratic Whip’s Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality and Opportunity, chaired by Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Congressman Smith released the following statement regarding his new membership in the Task Force: “Today, I am honored to announce that I have joined the Democratic Whip’s Task Force on Poverty, Income Inequality … READ MORE

Anniversary of Last Minimum Wage Increase Highlights Need to Address Inequality

  July 26th marked the 6-year anniversary of the last time the minimum wage was increased. Over the last few decades, cost of living has continued to rise while the minimum wage has been stagnant. As a result, workers with full-time jobs that pay minimum wage are no longer able to provide for their families. Income … READ MORE

Smith Statement on Minimum Wage Bill

  On April 30th, Congressman Smith became a cosponsor of the Raise the Wage Act introduced by Senator Patty Murray and Ed & Workforce Chairman Bobby Scott. This legislation would raise the minimum wage nationwide to $12.00 per hour by 2020. Congressman Smith released the following statement in support of the bill: “As our economy … READ MORE