Chamber of Commerce Endorses Democrats Who Push for $15 Minimum Wage

The United States Chamber of Commerce has announced it has decided to endorse 18 Democrats who push for a $15 minimum wage.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is endorsing 18 House Democrats who voted in favor of raising the federal minimum wage to $15, a policy the business group said would cost the country 3.7 million jobs.

The endorsements are part of a decision from the group’s political advocacy committee to back a slate of 23 freshman House Democrats and 29 freshman Republicans, according to an internal memo obtained by the Hill. Of the 23 Democrats endorsed by the chamber, 18 voted in favor of the Raise the Wage Act of 2019, which would more than double the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025.

The endorsements could alienate top conservative donors and members, threatening the chamber’s historical status as a Republican electoral powerhouse. The group backed just seven Democrats in 2018—compared with 191 Republicans—and has given nearly $3.1 million in direct contributions to Republicans since 2000. The chamber was also a strong proponent of the 2017 tax cuts championed by President Donald Trump, crediting the move with “unleashing a new era of growth for the American economy.”

By contrast, the chamber has vehemently opposed the Raise the Wage Act. Executive vice president and chief policy officer Neil Bradley urged House members to vote against it in a July 2019 letter, citing a then-recent Congressional Budget Office report. The report found that the bill “would have disruptive impacts on employers, particularly small businesses, as well as negative effects on the job opportunities for first and lower skilled workers,” according to Bradley.

Some Republican hopefuls have claimed that the chamber has lost touch after it endorsed Rep. Colin Allred (D., Texas) who is running against a Republican businesswoman.

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Ed D.
Ed D.
14 days ago

Just another gang of rinos. Is anyone surprised?

ABUTOM
14 days ago

CHAMBER OF COMMIES.PLUS THE LEFT BI.
A NICE COMMUNIST TOUCHY FEELY STORY. THEY SING THIS ONE TO YOU BEFORE THEY MAKE YOU STAND OVER THE DRAIN WHILE THEY PUT A BULLET IN YOUR HEAD. STRUCK DOWN THE LOVER AGENT IS GOING TO DO BIG TIME. I HOPE HE DOESNT GET CLINTON SUICIDED. BOY THEY MADE A PILE OF TAX FREE MONEY ON THE 20% OF THE PEOPLES URANIUM THEY SOLD SO IRAN COULD SAVE ON FREIGHT FROM KAZAKSTAN INSTEAD OF CANADA. THE ISRAELITES WERE GONERS UNTIL TRUMP WAS SENT TO DC BY GOD. ALL THE WAY WITH YAHWEH. NOW HE IS MARRYING THE EMIRATES TO ISRAEL. THE EMIRATES IS THE BEST CHOICE FOR PEACE. HOW LONG DID THAT DEAL TAKE? TEN 15 MINUTES AND THEN BACK TO WORK FOR ANOTHER 20 HOURS.
MEAN WHILE BIDEN IS IN THE BASEMENT TYPING UP BS PRESS ANNOUNCEMENTS. HERE IS WHAT TO ASK ME. NASTY PELOSI IS GETTING SHAMOOED.
SOON WE WILL BE BACK TO ONE AMERICAN NATION UNDER GOD. BARTENDER CHAMPAGNE I HAVE A TRUMP BACK TO WORK COUPON.

SPIRIT OF AMERICA PARTY RADIO SHOW ON YOU TUBE AND TUNE IN RADIO. ABUTOM

Sherry
Sherry
14 days ago
Reply to  ABUTOM

You got it!

Russ Remmert
Russ Remmert
14 days ago

a union idea raise the wages so the cost of living goes up and business close cause people can not afford it

Red
Red
14 days ago

The chamber is the entity pushing our government to allow foreign workers to take OUR jobs!!! Just another communist front group.

mbtb
mbtb
13 days ago

How are they on socialism, open borders, high taxes, anti religion, anti Constitution, anti citizens, and killing babies?

Donald Pugh Sr
Donald Pugh Sr
13 days ago

Republican traitors-RINOs !

SDOFAZ
SDOFAZ
12 days ago

Financially it is cheaper for the businesses that hire help at this level to automate those services. You will be spreaking into a kiosk for orders and using automated tellers as you order and and process items. And at least that ends the level of jobs that pay 10-15 per hour now.

Talk about helping the little guy right out of their jobs! And these are the same dim wits who claim to represent those little people.

The Chamber of Commerce that buys elections for whomever like McCain in AZ and no doubt it has a cover charge the ones they help must pay back. Now what would be a big desire of the Chamber of Commerce? P.O.W.E.R!