$15 Minimum Wage Hike Can't Be Included In Relief Bill

By Dave Simpson (February 25, 2021, 11:24 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate parliamentarian said Thursday that the $15 minimum wage provision proposed as a part of the latest COVID-19 pandemic relief package is not appropriate for inclusion, according to releases from several elected officials.

Activists demonstrate in favor of a $15-an-hour minimum wage Thursday near the Capitol in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said President Joe Biden is "disappointed" in the outcome but "respects" the decision from Elizabeth MacDonough, the Senate parliamentarian.

"He will work with leaders in Congress to determine the best path forward because no one in this country should work full...

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