Romney, Cotton Push $10 Minimum Wage By 2025

The Hill reports:

Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Tuesday rolled out proposal to increase the minimum wage to $10 an hour over four years and tighten enforcement on hiring undocumented workers.

“For millions of Americans, the rising cost of living has made it harder to make ends meet, but the federal minimum wage has not been increased in more than ten years,” Romney said. The bill is a counterpoint to Democrats who are pushing to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) said he believes an $11 minimum would be more appropriate for his state, and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) objected to including the minimum wage hike in the COVID-19 relief bill.

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