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Minimum wage hike all but dead in big COVID relief bill

1 month ago   |   By Stl Today

WASHINGTON - Democrats' hopes of including a minimum wage increase in their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill seemed all but dead as the Senate prepared to debate its own version of the House-passed aid package.
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Minimum wage hike all but dead in big COVID relief bill

Minimum wage hike all but dead in big COVID relief bill

1 month ago   |   By Chron

WASHINGTON - Democrats' hopes of including a minimum wage increase in their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill seemed all but dead as the Senate prepared to debate its own version of the House-passed aid package.
Four days after the chamber's parliamentarian said Senate rules forbid inclusion of a straight-out minimum wage increase in the relief measure, Democrats on Monday seemed to have exhausted their most realistic options for quickly salvaging the pay hike. In one decision, they abandoned a potential amendment threatening tax increases on big companies that don't boost workers' pay to...
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As another stimulus package hangs in the balance, some programs like unemployment benefits are set to expire by the end of March

As another stimulus package hangs in the balance, some programs like unemployment benefits are set to expire by the end of March

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The House passed the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill over the weekend. The proposal now heads to the Senate in a race to approve the massive coronavirus relief bill before certain programs are set to expire before the end of the month.
The package includes $1,400 stimulus checks, $400 payments in federal unemployment benefits, and funds for coronavirus testing and vaccines. The bill passed largely along party lines in the House in a 219-212 vote - with two Democrats joining all House Republicans in opposition of the bill.
The proposal only requires a simple majority in...
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Bernie Sanders promises Senate vote on $15 minimum wage as Democrats get ready to approve the stimulus package

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

US Senator Bernie Sanders, Chairman of the Budget Committee, speaks during a committee hearing regarding wages at large corporations, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on February 25, 2021.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday he will push for a vote on raising the minimum wage.
The pledge comes after the Senate parliamentarian ruled against passing a wage hike by reconciliation.
"If we fail in this legislation, I will be back," Sanders said.
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