A new report released today by the National Economic Council, the Council of Economic Advisers, the Domestic Policy Council, and the Department of Labor underscored the importance of raising the minimum wage for women.

The report shows that women account for 55 percent of Americans who would receive a raise under the Fair Minimum Wage Act and 72 percent of workers in predominantly tipped occupations.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) has been fighting to pass an increase in the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and an increase in the tipped minimum wage, which stands at just $2.13 an hour and has not been raised in more than 20 years. Earlier this year, Brown introduced a Senate resolution aimed at boosting the tipped federal minimum wage, which would help lift hundreds of thousands of workers out of poverty.

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