The Republicans (with some Democrats joining) may be focused on issues important to business growth, but the democratic minority in Congress is still intent on increasing the federal minimum wage mandate. Democratic leaders in both the House and Senate this week held a press conference announcing a new marketing campaign plan they have named “A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future”. The campaign agenda, centered on increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour, also calls for restrictions on corporate mergers, lowering prescription drug prices and creating 10 million jobs. , and increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour. The speakers calling for “A Better Deal” were silent about the fact that the democrat party controlled the White House for the past 8 years! Notwithstanding, in a separate press conference with other elected democratic officials, Senator Bernie Sanders (VT), Patty Murray (WA) and Representative Bobby Scott (VA) announced that they sent a letter signed by the 17 democratic committee members to Education & Workforce Chairwoman Virginia Foxx urging the committee to schedule a formal hearing on Scott’s Raise the Wage Act, filed earlier this year.