Millions will get a raise if House Democrats succeed

Arkansas Sen. Bob Ballinger

Sen. Sanders, along with Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), introduced the Raise the Wage Act, which would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024 and index the minimum wage to median wage growth.

State Senator Bob Ballinger's (R-Berryville) bill would amend the Minimum Wage Act to allow exclusions from the definitions of employee and employer.

Small business owners have "grave concerns" over a recent Democratic House bill that would more than double the federal minimum wage in less than five years.

The group is proposing a $15 per hour federal minimum wage, a move aligning with their current efforts to reach the working class.

"I offer the kids in my community their first job".

Estimates from the Economic Policy Institute in 2017 found raising the minimum wage to $15 would increase wages for approximately 40 million people nationwide, which makes up 30 percent of the workforce.

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The bill has little chance of passing a Republican-controlled Senate and earning President Donald Trump's approval. "Putting the minimum wage on a clear and responsible path to $15/hour is good for workers, good for our businesses, and good for our economy", he said in a tweet.

Not all conservatives are opposed to bigger paychecks, however, though they typically don't support a federal mandate. At the start of 2019, it was increased to $9.25 per hour.

"Employers who can't absorb the additional labor cost have no choice but to reduce hours for employees", said Ortiz.

$15 minumum wage is mainstream, y'all.

Liberal economists have also questioned the benefits of hiking the minimum wage up to $15 an hour.

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