Progressives think $15 minimum wage will be in Biden’s COVID-19 package

Posted by on February 22, 2021 10:23 am
Categories: US National Stories

Leading progressive Democrats are expressing confidence that President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package will include a provision setting the federal minimum wage at $15 per hour. In a statement released over the weekend, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said he was optimistic that the Senate parliamentarian would permit the change. “Raising the…