WASHINGTON— Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-02) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 582, which would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025.
“We have seen record low unemployment rates and historic economic growth under President Trump, but this one-size-fits-all legislation would take all of that away,” Mullin said.
“The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimated that this bill would kill 3.7 million jobs, which is the population of the entire state of Oklahoma. This is unacceptable. Raising the minimum wage is not the answer to ensuring Americans have good-paying jobs. With 6.9 million open jobs in our country, we should provide people with the education and resources they need to succeed.”