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Yes on minimum wage of $8.25, but no minimum-wage-economy

Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) is backing a state proposal to increase Arkansas's minimum wage, a move that could muddle a major attack from Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR). "I'm going to vote for that initiated act as a citizen, but as Arkansas's next US senator I'm going to make sure that we have a healthy economy, not the kind of minimum-wage economy that Barack Obama and Mark Pryor have created. The minimum wage should be a floor and a stepping stone to higher-wage jobs, not a ceiling," Cotton said about the state initiative.

The announcement means Pryor and Cotton now hold the same position: Opposition to raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10, as President Obama has called for, but support for raising the state minimum wage to $8.25 an hour.

Pryor has previously criticized Cotton for declining to take a stance on the state push, and Cotton's comments remove minimum wage as a wedge issue for him just days after the measure officially qualified for the ballot.

Source: The Hill weblog on 2014 North Carolina Senate debate , Sep 5, 2014

Voted YES on allowing compensatory time off for working overtime.

Congressional Summary:

Opponent's Argument for voting No:

Reference: Working Families Flexibility Act; Bill H.R.1406 ; vote number 13-HV137 on Apr 9, 2013

Let ex-cons apply freely, according to CC survey.

Cotton supports the Christian Coalition survey question on "Ban the Box"

The Christian Coalition inferred whether candidates agree or disagree with the statement, 'Eliminate Barriers to Housing and Employment for Those Who Have Successfully Completed their Sentence?'

[Ed.: "Ban the Box" refers to a checkbox that applicants must check when applying for jobs or housing, indicating whether they have an arrest record or a felony conviction.] Self-description by Christian Coalition of America: "These guides help give voters a clear understanding of where candidates stand on important pro-family issues" for all Senate and Presidential candidates.

Source: CC Survey 20CC-9B on Sep 10, 2020

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