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Womack Votes to Protect Jobs

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Washington, July 18, 2019 | comments

Washington, DC—July 18, 2019....Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement after House Democrats pushed their Raise the Wage Act, an unprecedented anti-jobs, anti-worker minimum wage bill, on the floor today. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that this legislation could cause a loss of nearly 4 million jobs. In contrast to pro-growth Republican policies that have naturally led to higher wages, increased job opportunities, and economic growth, the Raise the Wage Act seeks to implement a heavy-handed federal mandate that would kill jobs and cripple the economy. Womack voted against the bill to protect jobs:

“Rather than focus on policies that leverage our booming economy to support hardworking Americans and small businesses, the House Majority continues to advance misguided legislation under the guise of clever titles. Republican pro-growth initiatives have led to a strong economy with historically low unemployment, rising wages, and growing opportunity—we should be building on that. Instead, it seems Democrats want to reverse course and implement heavy-handed Washington mandates that will eviscerate jobs and kill Main Street businesses. It’s harmful and will do nothing to help job creators and workers grow, thrive, and unleash success across the country.”

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) has represented Arkansas’s Third Congressional District since 2011. He serves as the Ranking Member of the House Committee on the Budget and is a member of the House Appropriations defense and transportation, housing and urban development subcommittees.



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