McBath Now Supports $15 Minimum Wage, Previously Said it Could Crush Georgia Small Businesses

Posted on June 11, 2019 12:35 pm

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Freshman congresswoman Lucy McBath (D., Ga.) told voters at a town hall she now supports legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, a policy she said earlier this year could cause Georgia small businesses to “go under.”

McBath initially opposed the Raise the Wage Act, which proposes raising the federal minimum wage incrementally to $15 an hour by 2024, saying during a March event she was concerned with the impacts of such a hike on different areas of the country.

“My concern is there are a lot of small businesses within this district that have 10