(Washington, DC) – Congressman Mike Rogers made the following statement on his strong opposition to H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released a report on the harmful effects this bill would have on hardworking families, small businesses and our economy.
“The American economy is booming and unemployment is at an almost 50 year low. Since President Trump was elected, close to six million jobs have been created. According to the CBO report, this bill would destroy almost four million jobs – that’s like filling to capacity both Jordan-Hare and Bryant-Denney 20 times and having Nancy Pelosi fire all those folks.
“I am completely opposed to this legislation and wish House Democrats would pay attention to how detrimental this would be for East Alabama and America,” Rogers added.
Rogers serves as Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security and is a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee.