Senator Tim Kaine introduces legislation to raise minimum wage.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSLS 10) - U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined 32 of his Senate colleagues in introducing a bill to raise the federal minimum wage.  

According to a release from Senator Kaine, the Raise the Wage Act would raise the federal minimum wage to $12 by 2020. Beginning in 2020. The release said raising the federal minimum wage would directly raise the wages of approximately 786,000 Virginians.

Congressman Bobby Scott of Virginia introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.