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McAdams seeks higher minimum wage bill that works for Utah

July 18, 2019

Congressman Ben McAdams said that although he supports increasing the federal minimum wage, he doesn’t support the one-size-fits-all approach that is “Raise the Wage”  H.R. 582), which was voted on in the House today.

“The federal minimum wage should be increased, but a solution that works in New York City or Los Angeles doesn’t work for Utah. We do need the guardrail of a higher minimum wage that helps Utah employees and protects jobs, however this legislation doesn’t strike the right balance for Utah,” said McAdams.

McAdams said he supports an alternative measure to raise the minimum wage that would calculate a new federal wage floor based on the regional cost of living and purchasing power.