ADVISORY: Congressman Tim Ryan Press Conference on New Bill to Raise Wages of Working Families

Sep 12, 2017

Rep. Tim Ryan and Rep. Ro Khanna Press Conference on New Bill to Raise Wages of Working Families

Massive Expansion the Earned Income Tax Credit Corrects 40 Years of Wage Stagnation

WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, September 13 at 12:30 pm, Rep. Tim Ryan (OH-13) will join a press conference to announce new legislation that will offer a massive wage increase for working families. Through a major expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for families and childless workers, the bill aims to compensate for 40 years of wage stagnation for the bottom 20 percent of wage earners.

When coupled with raising the minimum wage and providing worker protections, the legislation is designed to put more money back into the pockets of hard working Americans who are trying to get by pay check to pay check. Rep. Ryan, Rep. Ro Khanna, and other cosponsors will detail how the bill offers lower- and middle-income workers a more than double, fully refundable tax credit. They will also discuss how the legislation is an actionable idea to help working families, who have been ignored by President Trump and Republicans in Congress. 

Speakers:

Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17)

Rep. Tim Ryan (OH-13)

Rep. John Delaney (MD-6)

Rep. Donald Norcoss (NJ-1)

Democratic Members of Congress

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When:

Wednesday, September 13

12:30 to 1:00 pm

Cameras can preset beginning at 12:15 pm, a multbox is available.

Where:

House Triangle, U.S. Capitol

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RSVP:

Members of the media wishing to attend please RSVP to Michael Zetts at Michael.Zetts@mail.house.gov.
 

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A Press Call will be hosted after the formal conference from 3:00-3:30. 

Speakers:

Rep. Tim Ryan (OH-13)

When:

Wednesday, September 13

3:00-3:30 pm

Call In:

Dial-in number: 202-593-3000

Conference/Participant code: 606705

RSVP:

Members of the media wishing to attend please RSVP to Michael Zetts at Michael.Zetts@mail.house.gov.

***video from the call will be available upon request from Michael Zetts***