REPORT: House Democratic push to raise minimum wage opens party rift

APRIL 12, 2019

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LEESBURG, Va. — House Democrats, who repeatedly promised “bigger paychecks” as they campaigned for the majority last year, have found their efforts to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time since 2007 stalled due to an internal rift over the amount of the hike.

Minimum-wage increases have been a core campaign plank for Democrats going back decades, and a sizable majority of the party’s House caucus has coalesced around a bill that would raise it from the current $7.25 per hour to $15 by 2024.

The article goes on to state the following:

But there is not universal agreement. The $15-an-hour legislation remains a handful of votes short of the 218 it needs to pass the House, and a small group of centrist members — many representing rural areas where both wages and living costs are low — are pushing an alternative bill that would adjust the federal minimum wage region by region to account for those differences.

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2 Comments

  1. Tabitha Stalnaker April 12th, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    It looks and sounds like to me they haven’t done their homework. They need to look at what is happening in NY. The $15 min. wage has gone in to effect and businesses in the food industry ate laying people off or cutting hours of food serversm

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  2. Alan April 13th, 2019 at 8:41 am

    $15 minimum wage has so far been disastrous everywhere it has been implemented…of course the DEMOCRATS want it!

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