In the U.S. Senate on April 26, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ measure providing for a $15-an-hour minimum wage was re-introduced. Twenty-two Democrats co-sponsored the measure this year, compared to five in the last Congress. Nevada’s Catherine Cortez Masto was not among the co-sponsors.
A statement on Cortez Masto’s 2016 campaign website read, “While Nevada slowly recovers from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, many people who have been able to find work are still unable to live off the wages they earn. It is long past time for Congress to raise the minimum wage so working Americans can feed their families off the pay they earn.” However, it was not specific about amounts.