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Senate debates COVID-19 relief bill, minimum wage hike falls flat

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

WASHINGTON - Senators began voting on a number of amendments to President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Friday, starting off with a measure to double the federal minimum wage over five years.
The Senate has seemingly rejected a proposal to boost the federal minimum wage to $15 hourly by 2025, up from its current $7.25.
Senators voted 58-42 against the increase, though the vote wasn't yet formally gaveled to a close. Eight Democrats voted against the proposal, suggesting that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and other progressives vowing to continue the fight in coming months...
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Senate nears relief bill votes as GOP try delay

Senate nears relief bill votes as GOP try delay

1 month ago   |   By Arizona Daily Star

The Senate steered toward a voting marathon on Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill on Friday after enduring an extraordinary half-day holdup forced by a Republican foe of President Joe Biden's top legislative priority.
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