House Dems Split on Min Wage Next Steps

Bill Scher

With the likelihood of competing minimum wage bills from the House and Senate, House Dems appear divided on how to proceed.

CongressDaily AM reports:

“…House Majority Leader [Steny] Hoyer said he would consider going with the Senate bill to avoid a conference committee. A senior aide to House Democrats said the increase could be enacted ‘fairly quickly’ after the Senate passes a bill.

“But House Ways and Means Chairman [Charlie] Rangel said Wednesday that he opposes adding tax provisions and hinted he might put up barriers to House consideration of a Senate bill including them. ‘Last I heard, they couldn’t initiate taxes in the Senate,’ he said.”

House members need to hear from you that the mandate for the First 100 Hours agenda did not include CEO giveaways.

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