Pat Roberts

By Branson Roberts

Background

Charles Patrick Roberts was born on April 20, 1936 and is the senior United States Senator from Kansas. He has served on the Republican Party since 1997, he is a ranking member of the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, and previously served as the chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Pat Roberts was born in Topeka, Kansas and is a graduate of Kansas State University. Pat has served as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and then worked as a newspaper reporter before entering politics in the late 1960s. In 1980 Pat Roberts was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives to succeed 1st District Congressman Keith Sebelius. Pat served eight terms in the House, including one as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.

Pat Roberts was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996, and is currently serving his third term. He has a conservative voting record. He has led to the creation of the Pat Roberts Intelligence Scholars Program in 2004.


Minimum Wage- Pros and Cons

The pros of minimum wage is it provides incentive and job security. Unemployed workers will more likely want to work with the promise of minimum wage. Also during a weak economy employees with minimum wage are likely to keep their jobs since the company's aren't going to want to pay a new employee.



The Cons of minimum wage is it can slow job growth and it is applied inconsistently. Employers might now be able to pay enough workers if minimum wage is too high and will be forced to stay as a small business. Also, minimum wage changes from state to state and that creates a problem in sustaining a comfortable life for those living on minimum wage.

Pat Roberts- Minimum Wage

Pat Roberts voted YES to increasing minimum wage to $7.25 in February 2007. This shows that he thinks it is necessary to have minimum wage and is helping the economy.