The Romney-Cotton proposal will only lift pay for 3 percent of the workforce: Number and shares of workers who would receive pay increases in 2025 under the Romney-Cotton and Raise the Wage Act (RTWA) proposals
|Share of group affected
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Notes: Affected workers are those who would receive wage increases as a result of the policy: they include the directly affected (otherwise earning less than the new minimum wage per hour in 2025) and indirectly affected (earning just slightly above the new minimum).
Source: EPI Minimum Wage Simulation Model analysis of the Romney-Cotton proposal and the Raise the Wage Act (RTWA) of 2021.