Ocasio-Cortez Snaps On Republican Over What?

On Monday Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted out alleging that it was the Republicans fault that Congress had not yet passed a law that would increase the minimum wage. However, it is the Democrats who have been in control of both the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate for the past year.

The Republican party recently tweeted that around “60% of workers report living paycheck-to-paycheck.”

In response to that tweet, AOC wrote that despite this they still refused to vote for an increase in the minimum wage. While originally her tweet was meant to target Republicans, Twitter Fact-Check joined the conversation to say that the responsibility lies with both parties. They added that the last time there was a change in the minimum wage was 2009, which shows that both parties have had both the time and the power to discuss and pass an increase in the minimum wage.

Still, neither of them has increased it, despite discussions to increase the minimum wage occurring as recently as 2021 when Congress considered a bill that would increase it.

While the bill had been introduced by the Democrats it had bipartisan support, still, that wasn’t enough as there were people both on the Republican and Democratic sides opposing the bill. As the fact check tweet said “In 2021, Congress voted on a bill to raise the minimum wage. [It] passed 231-199 in the House,” and it had been opposed by 192 Republicans, 8 Democrats, and one Independent. This meant that it had the support of three Republicans.

However, the bill did not pass through the Senate as seven Democrats joined the Republicans who wanted to block the bill.

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