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8 of 12 NJ House members co-sponsor federal minimum wage increase

Not on the bill: Gottheimer, Sherrill, Smith, Van Drew

By David Wildstein, January 28 2019 10:00 am

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.

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