Obama pushes forward

By Nikki Henderson | nhenderson@ktalnews.tv

Published 01/29 2014 11:16AM

Updated 01/29 2014 11:31AM

President Obama takes his call for a higher minimum wage and other programs outlined in his State of the Union address on the road.  Danielle Leigh reports.

President Obama is on the road promoting a higher minimum wage and retirement security.

Employees at the Costco in Lanham, Maryland the President visited Wednesday don't make the minimum wage...they make much more.

The company reportedly pays an average of $20.89 an hour.

President Obama paid them a visit to reiterate his call on congress to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

"Treating workers well is not just the right thing to do, it is an investment," Mr. Obama said.

The president started a two day, four state trip expanding on the State of the Union and his plan to increase economic opportunities for all Americans.

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