GOP Sens. Romney, Cotton Say They Will Introduce Bill to Raise Minimum WageEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Two Republican senators have joined the Democrats to call for a minimum wage increase to $15. Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said he, along with Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), will be introducing a bill that will authorize a gradual increase to the $15 minimum wage and ensure that illegal immigrants cannot be hired for the same jobs. “Millions of Americans are struggling to make ends meet. I’m introducing a bill with @SenTomCotton that would increase the minimum wage while ensuring businesses cannot hire illegal immigrants. We must protect American workers,” said Romney in a Twitter comment. “Congress hasn’t raised the minimum wage in more than a decade, leaving many Americans behind,” he added. “Our proposal gradually raises the minimum wage without costing jobs, setting it to increase automatically with inflation, and requires employers to verify the legal status of workers.” Romney may be alluding to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report …Read More

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