Whether or not to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour is one of many employment issues at stake in the 2020 presidential election.
Democratic Party presidential nominee Joe Biden supports raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026. President Donald Trump has sometimes supported that stance, but Republicans generally have been opposed to an increase to $15 an hour.
In 2019, President Trump said he was open to a federal minimum wage of $15 per hour but then opposed House legislation that raised the rate. In July, he said he would make a major statement about the minimum wage, but the announcement never came.