GOP to consider GOP plan to boost the minimum wage

The House Ways and Means Committee will consider legislation that would boost the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022, the committee’s chairman said Thursday.

The proposal is one of several proposed by Republicans seeking to curb a widening income inequality gap that has grown since President Donald Trump took office in January.

The wage increase is one piece of a package of proposals aimed at helping Americans more broadly to gain more purchasing power in the economy.

Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, said in a statement that the committee will take up the proposal “with a view to finalizing the final legislation in the coming weeks.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has also said that she is open to a $15 minimum wage increase.

The legislation would also give states the power to raise the minimum to $12 an hour and raise the federal wage to at least $15 by 2022.

“The federal minimum should be raised to $14, which is a rate of inflation,” Rep. John Lewis, D and the longest-serving civil rights leader in the U.S., said in an interview.

“We need to raise wages for the middle class.

It’s time to put a floor on inequality.”

Rep. Tom Reed, D, a member of the House Progressive Caucus, said he would support the minimum-wage increase.

“I support it because I think it’s a good thing to do,” Reed said.

The House Republican Conference has said that it plans to release its proposal in the next few weeks.