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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

6 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement 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 the House approves the legislation and sends it to the Senate, the wage provision is likely to spark some clashes among Democratic senators. The minimum-wage increase in the Biden rescue plan would be phased in over five years and eliminate tipped wages.
Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona have both said they oppose the measure. The...
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Republicans cite lack of outreach for split on stimulus, but Biden made his plans clear weeks ago

Republicans cite lack of outreach for split on stimulus, but Biden made his plans clear weeks ago

6 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement When President Joe Biden met with 10 Republican senators in the Oval Office on February 1 to discuss their counter-proposal to his stimulus plan, he made it clear that he wasn't willing to decrease the size of the $1.9 trillion package.
But nearly four weeks after that meeting, some of those same moderate Republicans are now saying that a lack of White House outreach is a primary reason why they don't support his package, despite having known what the president's plans were for weeks now.
The Republican group, led by Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, spearheaded the $618...
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