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$15 minimum wage increase can't go in COVID relief legislation, Senate official rules

Posted on AllSides February 25th, 2021
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Backers of a push to raise the federal hourly minimum wage to $15 suffered a key loss Thursday after a Senate official ruled the controversial measure cannot be considered as part of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief package making its way through Congress.

Under the decision from Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough, the provision raising the the wage from $7.25 to $15 by 2025 will have to be removed and considered as a standalone bill or as part of other legislation.

“We are deeply disappointed in this decision," Senate...

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