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.