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Bill ends subminimum wages


WASHINGTON, D.C. — An Eastern Washington congresswoman is co-sponsoring a bill to help workers with disabilities get the training they need to be employed.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Spokane, partnered with Rep. Bobby Scott, R-Virginia, in introducing the Transformation to Competitive Integrated Employment Act.

If passed and signed into law, McMorris Rodgers said it would provide states and other agencies with resources to help handicapped individuals get training while also phasing out subminimum wages, which are allowed under Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, over a fiv...

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