Washington, DC (July 18, 2019) – Today, the U.S. House passed the Raise the Wage Act, which doubles the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. Job Creators Network (JCN) sent a letter opposing the bill to Speaker Pelosi and other House leaders Wednesday.
Alfredo Ortiz, JCN President and CEO, released the following statement.
In another step in their socialist agenda, House Democrats pushed through an outrageous bill that will force up to 3.7 million Americans to lose their jobs and wreck our economy. There is no question that President Trump’s pro-growth policies are working, raising wages for all Americans, including those in entry-level positions. But instead of building on that progress, House Democrats want to appease the far-left and squeeze the 90 million Americans who work at or own a small business. According to JCN polling, 84 percent of Americans think it’s ‘likely’ that small businesses will have cut jobs if the minimum wage doubles.
Instead of pursuing a $15 minimum wage, Congress should be fighting for $50,000 careers by addressing the skills gap. JCN has launched the ‘Fight for 50’ campaign to fight for careers that pay $50,000 or more. We encourage everyone to visit Fightfor50.com to learn more and join our campaign. JCN will continue to advance this campaign as part of our larger effort to promote the benefits of capitalism.
To read JCN’s letter to Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Hoyer, Minority Leader McCarthy, and Minority Whip Scalise, please click here.