Republican Senator Mitt Romney and Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema are working together to establish bipartisan legislation to increase the minimum wage.
“We’re negotiating a minimum wage proposal which we would ultimately take to our group of 20 and see how they would react to it and go from there,” Romney told HuffPost on Wednesday.
Democrats pushed to raise the minimum wage through the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan but the provision was cut from the legislation by Republicans.
Romney declined to share additional details about the bipartisan legislation that he’s working on with Senator Sinema.
“We’ve pretty much come to the meeting of the minds among ourselves, meaning Sen. Sinema and myself, but there are many other people who want to be part of the discussion,” Romney said.
The federal minimum wage is $7.25. The minimum wage has not been raised in over a decade.