The Congressional Budget Office estimates that gradually raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour would reduce total employment by about 500,000 workers.
But Republicans and Democrats reacted with lightning speed and polarizing conclusions to the report. Which side is right?
In the Crossfire tonight, Former Democratic Party Chair Howard Dean and former Maryland Governor Bob Erlich join Van Jones and S.E. Cupp to debate.
We want you to weigh in on Today's Fireback question: Do you think raising the minimum wage would cost jobs?
Author, documentary filmmaker, historian, Speaker of the House (1995-1999), and 2012 Republican presidential candidate
Fmr. Obama Deputy Campaign Mgr. and W.H. Sr. Adviser, founder of Precision Strategies, fmr. Sr. Adviser to Maj. Leader Reid and Sen. Kennedy
Conservative columnist for New York Daily News, contributing editor at Townhall Magazine, commentator and author
Former Special Adviser for Green Jobs under President Obama, co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, author and attorney
Crossfire hosted by Newt Gingrich, Stephanie Cutter, SE Cupp, and Van Jones airs weeknights at 6:30 pm ET on CNN.
The classic debate program resembles the show's original format with passionate conversation and focus on topical events on the day. The daily, 30-minute program features two hosts and guests each night, discussing a range of issues from all sides of the political and cultural spectrum. In addition to the weekday show the Crossfire co-hosts appear across the network's programming.