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The $15 minimum wage poses a major hurdle for Senate Democrats as they race to pass the $1.9 trillion stimulus

4 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Sen. Joe Manchin on Capitol Hill.
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Senate Democrats face a major hurdle: how to pass a $15 minimum wage.
Two Democratic senators already say they oppose it, jeopardizing its path ahead.
A Senate parliamentarian ruling will decide whether it can be included in the final stimulus plan.
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Senate Democrats want to enact a new $1.9 trillion rescue package within weeks, but one major hurdle stands between them and the bill's final passage: whether it will include a $15 minimum wage increase. Once...
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Republicans cite lack of outreach for split on stimulus, but Biden made his plans clear weeks ago

4 days ago   |   By Business Insider

President Joe Biden.
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Republicans are citing Biden's lack of outreach as a reason for not supporting his $1.9 trillion stimulus.
But Biden met with 10 GOP senators weeks ago, and he made clear he would prioritize speedy relief over bipartisanship.
The plan just passed the House Budget Committee, and Democrats plan to get it on Biden's desk by mid-March.
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When President Joe Biden met with 10 Republican senators in the Oval Office on February 1 to discuss their counter-proposal to his...
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