• Bernie Sanders says Democrats will try to devise a backdoor to implement a $15 minimum wage after major stimulus setback

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Sen. Bernie Sanders said Democrats would try to devise a backdoor to implement a $15 minimum wage after a pay hike was struck from the $1.9 trillion stimulus package on Thursday evening - a major setback for progressives.
    Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth McDonough ruled that a $15 minimum wage violated the strict guidelines of the reconciliation process. It's the legislative method Democrats are using to approve the package in a party-line vote without Republican support.
    In a statement, Sanders criticized McDonough's decision. "It is hard for me to understand how...
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  • A $15 Minimum Wage Can't Be Included In Biden's $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Plan, Senate Official Rules

    A $15 Minimum Wage Can't Be Included In Biden's $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Plan, Senate Official Rules

    1 month ago - By Forbes

    It's a major loss for Democrats.
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  • $15 minimum wage not allowed in Biden's Covid relief bill, Senate official says

    1 month ago - By CNBC

    Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough's ruling on the minimum wage derails a Democratic priority in the $1.9 trillion relief bill.
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  • White House seems averse to Senate minimum wage power play

    White House seems averse to Senate minimum wage power play

    1 month ago - By Stl Today

    WASHINGTON - The White House seemed reluctant Thursday to pursue a Senate procedural power play to preserve Democrats' bid to hike the minimum wage, as lawmakers awaited a decision by the chamber's parliamentarian that could determine the proposal's fate.
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  • The $15 minimum wage is struck from the Democratic stimulus plan

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

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    The $15 minimum wage was struck from the Democratic rescue plan, per a Senate Democratic aide familiar with the decision.
    It means the Democratic package will not have a wage increase included for hourly workers.
    Sanders has played a critical role shepherding the provision through the reconciliation process.
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    The $15 minimum wage provision in the Democratic stimulus plan was struck from the Democratic rescue package, according to a Senate Democratic aide familiar with the decision. The...
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