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Politics Tom Cotton, Mitt Romney's $10 Minimum Wage Plan Criticized for Being Less than Arkansas' $11

01:57  24 february  2021
01:57  24 february  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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Sens. Tom Cotton , R-Ark., and Mitt Romney , R-Utah, are proposing legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $ 10 an hour, coupled with an E-Verify system to ensure employers hire only legally-authorized workers. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ©2021 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. Market data provided by Factset. Powered and implemented by FactSet Digital Solutions.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE S enators Tom Cotton and Mitt Romney are offering a compromise. Under their new proposal, the minimum wage would rise to $ 10 by 2025, phasing in gradually once the pandemic ended. In addition, businesses would be required to use the “E-Verify” system to ensure their workers were in the country legally Minimum - wage hikes, including big ones, are unfailingly popular; E-Verify has lopsided support in opinion polls as well. And it’ s a good deal for immigration-restrictionist conservatives, because the wage hike is relatively modest while the immigration reform is substantial.

A $10 national minimum wage plan introduced by Republican Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Mitt Romney of Utah has been criticized by Democratic legislators and others for being lower than Arkansas' statewide minimum wage of $11 an hour.

Tom Cotton wearing a suit and tie smiling and looking at the camera: A $10 national minimum wage plan introduced by Republican Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas (pictured) and Mitt Romney of Utah has been criticized because it is lower than Arkansas' statewide minimum wage of $11. In this July 11, 2017 photo, Cotton arrives for a closed committee meeting in Washington, DC. © Win McNamee/Getty A $10 national minimum wage plan introduced by Republican Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas (pictured) and Mitt Romney of Utah has been criticized because it is lower than Arkansas' statewide minimum wage of $11. In this July 11, 2017 photo, Cotton arrives for a closed committee meeting in Washington, DC.

The GOP plan, entitled the Higher Wages for American Workers Act, would gradually raise the federal minimum wage from its current rate of $7.25 an hour to $10 an hour by 2025. The plan would also require employers to phase in the use of the federal E-Verify system to ensure that only documented laborers, and not undocumented immigrants, are hired. Lastly, the plan would provide stiffer penalties to employers who hire undocumented workers.

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  Labor Rights Activists Say Minimum Wage Proposals From Manchin, Romney Aren't Living Wages "The $15 minimum wage itself is a compromise," said Adam Shah, policy director at Jobs With Justice."What we're telling people, if we settle for less, is that rather than having a week in the month where you can't find food, we're saying you'll have three or four days in the month where you can't find food," Adam Shah, policy director at Jobs With Justice, told Newsweek.

Mitt Romney and Tom Cotton are proposing to raise the federal minimum wage to $ 10 , but only if businesses are required to use the internet-based E-Verify system designed to prevent employers from hiring undocumented workers. Although the measure which was unveiled Tuesday morning is unlikely to go far A minimum wage increase to is part of President Joe Biden' s .9 trillion stimulus relief package making its way through the Democrat-led House. But it' s prospects in the evenly split Senate appear dim as two Democrats – Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona – have

Republican senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Mitt Romney of Utah formally introduced their bill to raise the minimum wage on Tuesday. While congressional Democrats have rallied behind a bill to more than double the federal minimum wage (from .25 now to in 2025), the How did Romney and Cotton specifically settle on $ 10 as the right number for the federal minimum wage — and not, say, or ? A Romney aide pointed to a 2019 report by the Congressional Budget Office that found that a $ 10 federal minimum wage likely wouldn’t cost any jobs in its median estimate.

Various media and political figures are criticizing the plan because it offers a lower minimum wage than that of Cotton's home state, $11 per hour.

Democratic Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib wrote, "I offer any of my colleagues to tour my district. It's the 3rd poorest in the nation. The minimum wage in MI is just below $10. Incrementally increasing a pitiful 7.25 wage to $10 over 5 yrs is a cruel joke. Poverty cannot be overcome just by $2.75/hour more. Liveable wage now."

Business journalist and author Daniel Gross wrote that the GOP plan also pays less than other states and large nationwide businesses.

"this is strange. In california, where 40 million American lives, the minimum wage is $14. In New York, population 20 million, it's $15 walmart has a $11/hour starting wage. and so on," Gross wrote.

As of February 23, there are 20 U.S. states with minimum wages over $10 an hour.

TV producer and creator of The Good Place, Michael Schur, wrote, "Mitt Romney has a new plan to increase the federal minimum wage to $10/hr by 2025. Before you complain that $400/wk doesn't seem like a lot, it's almost as much as Mitt and his friends are holding in their mouths as a goof in this Bain Capital promo photo from 35 years ago!"

Cotton and Romney propose federal minimum wage hike to $10 over five years

  Cotton and Romney propose federal minimum wage hike to $10 over five years Sens. Mitt Romney and Tom Cotton say it's time to raise the federal minimum wage after more than a decade of congressional inaction. © Provided by Washington Examiner The Republican senators' proposal would raise the minimum wage to $10 while imposing e-verify requirements ensuring the increase will only go to legal workers. Cotton said the wage hike will end the "black market for illegal labor" and "open up jobs for Americans" in a Tuesday press statement.“American workers today compete against millions of illegal immigrants for too few jobs with wages that are too low. That’s unfair,” he said.

Republican Senators Mitt Romney of Utah and Tom Cotton of Arkansas released a proposal to boost the national minimum wage to $ 10 an hour. That’ s well below the favored by President Joe Biden, but is presented as an opening offer if Democrats are unable to push through Biden’ s version in the The Romney - Cotton bill is tied to stricter immigration controls, which likely make it a non-starter for most Democrats. It would require all employers to check the immigration status of employees and job applicants after 18 months. Currently federal workers and employers in some states are required to

Tom Cotton in Arkansas abruptly dropped out of the race Tuesday, citing a family health concern, leaving Democrats with no "The minimum wage provision is not appropriate for the reconciliation process. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) — at Politico. More stories from theweek.comImpeachment isn't what will hurt At least six people were killed and 65 others hospitalized in a massive wreck on I-35

The tweet contained an image of Romney and others biting down on dollar bills, with additional bills sticking out of various places on their suits.

Democratic New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wrote of the plan, "When members of Congress fight to set the minimum wage below a living wage, they are playing a role in creating and preserving poverty in the United States. The $15/hr proposal with multi-year phase in is already a deep compromise. $10 an hour is legislated poverty."

A $15 minimum wage increase has been included in the House Democrats' version of Democratic President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package.

However, some progressive Democrats have opposed the wage increase, believing that it should be more than $15 an hour. As proof, they've cited studies that show only a handful of states have one-bedroom apartments affordable to those working 40 hours on a $15 an hour wage.

It remains uncertain if Senate Democrats will support raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. When Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders introduced legislation for an identical wage hike in January 2021, only 37 members of the 50-person Senate Democratic caucus co-sponsored it.

Democratic West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, who didn't co-sponsor Sanders' bill, said that he wouldn't assist in passing the measure without Republican support. His statement potentially scuttles Democratic hopes of passing the measure through a procedural maneuver called budget reconciliation. The maneuver would bypass the need for Republican support but would also require all Democratic and both Independent senators—Sanders and Angus King of Maine—to vote unanimously for it.

Democrats wrong to attack Senate parliamentarian

  Democrats wrong to attack Senate parliamentarian The path forward on the minimum wage is not procedural wizardry but leveraging the proposal’s broad public popularity.Democrats have known all along that some provisions they wanted to include in the relief bill might not meet the requirements for budget reconciliation. Chief among these was their proposed stepped increase in the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Superficially, that looks more like a regulatory initiative rather than a fiscal one.

Democratic Delaware Senator Tom Carper, who also didn't co-sponsor Sanders' bill, has voiced his own hesitancy. He worries that a minimum wage increase would put an additional financial strain on businesses already harmed by the economic downturn caused by COVID-19.

Newsweek contacted Cotton for comment.

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AOC says Democrats should overrule or FIRE the Senate parliamentarian .
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Democrats should overrule or fire the Senate parliamentarian after Elizabeth MacDonough ruled the $15 minimum wage cannot be included in COVID relief package.'I think all options should be on the table,' she told reporters on Capitol Hill when asked about the matter.

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