7 Virginia Congressional Delegates Vote for Federal Minimum Wage Increase

Date: July 31, 2019

NFIB is against the proposed $15 minimum wage.

All seven Virginia Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives voted to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. The bill was passed by the House on July 18 and would increase the hourly $7.25 federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025.

NFIB is against the minimum wage increase, which NFIB research shows would lead to big issues for small business. 

In an interview with NPR, NFIB’s Virginia State Director Nicole Riley said raising the minimum wage would further hurt small businesses already struggling to stay competitive in a tight labor market. “To try to absorb those type of labor costs will be really difficult for small business owners,” Riley said.

RELATED: NFIB Research on the Raise the Wage Act Raises Concerns for Small Business

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