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Support for Minimum Wage Grows Among Republicans

Today on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, former Massachusetts Governor and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney joined Republicans Rick Santorum and Tim Pawlenty in voicing support for raising the minimum wage:

"I part company with many of the conservatives in my party on the issue of the minimum wage. I think we ought to raise it. Because frankly our party is all about more jobs and better pay, and I think communicating that is important to us."

We  hope Speaker Boehner is listening. Support for the minimum wage will only continue to grow and the pressure to take action will continue to mount. If Republicans really are “all about” job creation and better pay for Americans, the Speaker should allow a vote on the House Floor to raise the minimum wage.