NHDP - Chair Ray Buckley's Statement on State Senator Jeb Bradley Blocking the Restoration of New Hampshire's Minimum Wage.

Concord, NH - New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement in response to State Senator Jeb Bradley voting to block the restoration of New Hampshire's minimum wage.


"Yesterday, Senator Bradley continued his long history of voting against working New Hampshire families when he voted against the restoration of New Hampshire's minimum wage," said Buckley. "While sad, it is by no means surprising as Senator Bradley has a long history of voting against increases in the minimum wage at the federal, and now at the state level."


"While in Congress, then Representative Bradley saw his pay increase over $10,000 in a scant four years. Yet, when repeatedly presented with the opportunity to help working families earn a living wage, Representative Bradley voted against attempts to increase the federal minimum wage. I think it is pretty clear whose interests Jeb Bradley had in mind when he was in Congress."


"In 1949, led by Republican's in both the legislature and the Governor's office, New Hampshire established it's first minimum wage law. Two years ago, Jeb Bradley and Bill O'Brien decided that was a mistake, and voted to repeal the minimum wage here in this state, and yesterday he affirmed that vote," said Buckley. "Let me be absolutely clear on this. Senator Bradley does not believe the workers of New Hampshire are entitled to a minimum wage."