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Posted: Feb 23, 2021 / 09:19 AM MST/ Updated: Feb 23, 2021 / 09:19 AM MST

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee member Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, speaks during the committee’s business meeting where it will consider new subpoenas in the “Crossfire Hurricane”/Burisma investigation on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON D.C. (ABC4) – Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is joining Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas in announcing plans to introduce legislation to raise the federal minimum wage and protect jobs for legal workers.

A Tuesday releases says the Higher Wages for American Workers Act would gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $10 and mandate E-Verify to

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