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Democrats Push Senate to Keep Popular $15 Minimum Wage in Stimulus Bill

As the House of Representatives prepares to go a $1.9 trillion coronavirus reduction package deal, a combat is brewing over the inclusion of a rise to the federal minimal wage to $15 an hour.

The measure is in danger within the Senate, the place conservative Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Arizona’s Kyrsten Sinema oppose its inclusion within the reduction invoice or recommend a decrease quantity. Congressmember Jan Schakowsky of Illinois says Congress should go the minimal wage hike to assist handle inequality within the United States.

“The current minimum wage, federally, is $7.25. Now, you can’t live on that. You can’t raise a family on that,” she says.

“Those colleagues of mine who think that it is too high, that we have to have perhaps a regional wage, are so disrespectful.”

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