Delegate Gregorio Kilili C. Sablan (Ind-MP) said getting the increase right has been one of his toughest jobs as the CNMI’s representative in Congress. “Workers tell me they worry that, if wages rise too quickly, they will lose their job or have their hours cut. Employers say they cannot invest in growing their business, when wages go up too fast. But my heart tells me that families need more money to meet their needs,” Sablan said. Sablan has amended federal law twice to stretch out the increase, relying on the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s economic analysis. GAO's March 2014 report said that for minimum wage workers in the NMI wages are going up faster than prices.