Statement of Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) Senate Approves Minimum Wage Increase 94-3

Posted on February 1, 2007

“I voted for the minimum wage increase because the changes to the bill that Republicans insisted on make it easier for small businesses to pay wage-earners. The next time a minimum wage bill comes up, the Senate should consider instead reforming and increasing the Earned Income Tax Credit which is a less costly, more efficient and fairer way to help low income working Americans.”