Rosen Responds to Heller Wanting to Abolish the Federal Minimum Wage

Heller: “I don’t think that there ought to be a national minimum wage”

At an event this week, Sen. Dean Heller embraced getting rid of the federal minimum wage, saying: “I don’t think that there ought to be a national minimum wage” and that it should be up to states to decide whether they even have a minimum wage at all.

While Jacky Rosen has been a supporter of working men and women and joins the labor movement in the Fight for $15, Dean Heller has voted multiple times in Washington against raising the federal minimum wage (which hasn’t been increased in nearly a decade) and now even supports abolishing the federal minimum wage. Heller’s radical position further aligns him with President Trump’s agenda.

Nevada Congresswoman and candidate for U.S. Senate Jacky Rosen released the following statement:

“The federal minimum wage hasn’t been raised for nearly a decade, and it’s long past time to raise it to ensure Americans working full-time aren’t living in poverty. Senator Heller’s belief that the federal minimum wage should be abolished is yet another striking example of him siding with President Trump over hardworking families. As Nevada’s next Senator, I’ll have the backbone to stand up to President Trump’s anti-worker agenda and will keep fighting to help hardworking Nevada families make ends meet.”