Romney Bill Ties Minimum Wage To Hiring Of “Illegals”

NBC News reports:

As Democrats try to plot a way forward to raise the minimum wage to $15-an-hour, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, announced Tuesday that he’s working on a separate bill to increase the long stagnant minimum wage while “ensuring businesses cannot hire illegal immigrants.”

Romney said he’s working on the bill with Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and it also includes a provision for the minimum wage to “increase automatically with inflation.” Romney said his bill would raise the minimum wage “gradually” but did not say to what amount or over what period of time.

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