H.R. 229 (113th): Original Living American Wage (LAW) Act


Jan 14, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 14, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Al Green

Representative for Texas's 9th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 14, 2013
Length: 5 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to provide for the calculation of the minimum wage based on the Federal poverty threshold for a family of 2, as determined by the Bureau of the Census.

Summary (CRS)

1/14/2013--Introduced.Original Living American Wage (LAW) Act - Expresses the sense of Congress that:(1) the federal minimum wage should, as a minimum, be adjusted every four years so that a person ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 14, 2013

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 229”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


8 cosponsors (8D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 6076 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 29, 2012

H.R. 4839 (Related)
Original Living Wage Act of 2014

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 11, 2014

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