PIng Pong Politics:House Education and the Workforce subcommittee to hold minimum wage hearing

  • December 5, 2018

It feels like this story is a perfect example of what the next two years in Washington D.C. will be like.  Think ping pong in the film Forest Gump. 

A House Education and the Workforce subcommittee will hold a hearing next week on raising the minimum wage to $15.

Republicans, in their last hearing in the majority, will use the hearing to make the case that a $15 minimum will hurt businesses. Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), who’s expected to take over as chairman, said last month that the committee will take up $15 minimum wage legislation next year.

“The minimum wage bill will be one of the first we consider,” Scott said. “My expectation is we’d introduce something not identical to the Raise the Wage Act, which is $15 by 2024, but something very similar.”

The hearing is set for Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. in room 2175 of the Rayburn House office Building.