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AFP: Raise the Wage Act is a Political Stunt at Best

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AFP: Raise the Wage Act is a Political Stunt at Best

07.15.19 09:09 AM

Arlington, VA – Americans for Prosperity today urged Congress to reject the Raise the Wage Act, legislation that would lift the mandatory federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. The House Committee on Rules is set to review the bill at 5pm ET today. Americans for Prosperity Director of Employment Initiatives Erica Jedynak issued the following statement: “Congress’s move to hike the government mandated minimum wage and attack tipped wages is a political stunt that would harm the same people it is intended to help. It cuts the first rungs off the*ladder of economic mobility. Tipped workers like Simone Barron in Seattle or Cindy Munoz in Sante Fe want their voices heard in protecting tipped wages. This legislation would serve as a barrier to entry in the workforce for millions of Americans, and we urge Congress to swiftly reject it.” Background: Multiple studies have shown that minimum wage hikes hurt the people they intend to help – and those least able to afford it. A team of researchers at the University of Washington examined the effect of Seattle’s wage increase from $9.47 per hour to $13 per hour and, in 2017, concluded that it led to about 5,000 workers losing […]

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