October 18, 2017

Springfield Republican: US Sen. Elizabeth Warren presses White House for clarity on its minimum wage stance

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, called on White House officials Wednesday to clarify President Donald Trump's stance on raising the minimum wage, contending that he offered shifting support for the policy throughout his 2016 campaign.

The Massachusetts Democrat penned a letter to top White House economic advisers seeking clarification on whether the administration supports increasing the federal minimum wage, which currently stands at $7.25 per hour.

Warren further pressed Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn and Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett to provide information on policies the administration will pursue to ensure all American workers "can earn a living wage."

Read more on the Springfield Republican's website here.