More than four years after the official end of the Great Recession, pay for America’s workers remains stagnant while the cost of living continues to rise.

President Obama urged Congress for reforming immigration and to increase the minimum wage while speaking to the House Democratic Issues Conference in Cambridge, Md. yesterday. The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2013 will help restore much of the lost value of the federal minimum wage, providing America’s lowest-paid workers with an urgently needed raise while boosting the consumer spending that fuels our economy. The set goal is to raise minimum wages to $10.10.