During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing entitled “Examining a Constitutional Amendment to Restore Democracy to the American People,” Tuesday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Ted CruzSenate Republican Average% delivered a passionate defense of the First Amendment and free speech — which is why he so adamantly opposes the amendment in question.
The proposed increase in the minimum wage would harm the very same workers it is intended to help by discouraging employers from hiring new, entry-level workers. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office indicated in a February report the increase would result in the loss of 500,000 jobs.
In an already weak economy, this legislation, which is based on faulty arguments, would make it more difficult for Americans to find jobs that give them the skills necessary to climb the economic ladder.
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He was apparently not pleased that we released a statement about what our reaction to the budget deal may be if indeed it was comprised of the flawed policies that early reports were indicating it would be. And the early indications proved accurate.
This remark gets to the heart of the budget agreement reached by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Paul RyanHouse Republican Average% and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Patty MurraySenate Democrat Average%. Some lawmakers have been eager to undo sequestration, an imperfect but effective tool at cutting spending, and this budget deal is their opportunity.