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The National Restaurant Association has stated its opposition to a proposed bill that would increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour passed Wednesday by the U.S. House of Representatives. Sean Kennedy, the association’s executive vice president of public affairs, said a nonpartisan analysis by the Congressional Budget Office found that the bill, H.R. 582, would reduce salaries currently averaging $19-25 per hour and cripple small and family owned businesses.