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Joe Biden's $15 minimum wage plan is complicating the stimulus action. There are two major hurdles: opposition on both sides, and an arcane Senate rule

20 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement One of President Joe Biden's earliest campaign pledges to increase the pay for millions of workers is on thin ice. And it's not just because of Republican opposition.
Biden's proposal to raise the hourly minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 is so far one of the most controversial parts of his $1.9 trillion coronavirus rescue package. There's a real possibility that it'll get cut from the final package because of inadequate support and arcane Senate rules.
The Senate is forging ahead to pass a stimulus by March through a method called budget reconciliation. That will allow...
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