Eight members of the New Jersey congressional delegation have signed on as co-sponsors of a bill to increase the hourly federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 by 2024.
Signing on as co-sponsors are Reps. Andy Kim (D-Marlton), Tom Malinowski (D-Rocky Hill), Donald Norcross (D-Camden), Frank Pallone (D-Long Branch), Bill Pascrell (D-Paterson), Donald Payne (D-Newark), Albio Sires (D-West New York), and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Ewing).
Not on the bill: Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-Wyckoff), Mikie Sherrill (D-Montclair), Christopher Smith (R-Hamilton), and Jefferson Van Drew (D-Dennis).
The last time Congress voted for a minimum wage increase was 2007, when New Jersey has seven Democrats and six Republicans in their House delegation. The hourly wage went from $5.15 to $7.25
The bill got twelve votes out of New Jersey. Only Rep. Scott Garrett (R-Wantage) voted against it.