8 Democrats Join GOP In Turning Down $15/hr Minimum Wage

The Senate on Friday is set to squash a bid to tack a $15 minimum wage to President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid bill, with eight Democratic caucus members joining all 50 Republicans in rejecting the change. The Senate parliamentarian had ruled that the wage increase could not be added to the bill and approved by a simple majority of senators despite House passage of the provision last week. After Senate Democrats stripped it from the Covid package, a group of progressive senators led by Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) forced a vote on the policy change anyway.

Wow, Democrats run Congress and the White House and they still can’t get $15/hr. minimum wage passed.
RELATED: Oof: Bernie Amendment To Raise Minimum Wage To $15 Crashes And Burns, With Eight Dems Voting No; Update: Sinema Gives Thumbs Down, Literally

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