Manchin Wrong About How Many States Have $7.25 Minimum Wage

Posted on AllSides March 10th, 2021
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Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia wrongly said “very few … if any” states have a minimum wage at the federally mandated $7.25 per hour. In fact, 21 states do.

Raising the federal minimum wage has become an issue in recent weeks as Congress debated the American Rescue Plan.

The Democratic-controlled House included a phased-in $15-an-hour minimum wage in its version of the COVID-19 relief bill. But the nonpartisan Senate parliamentarian ruled that the provision could not be included in the Senate version if Democrats wanted to pass the bill...

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