$15 Minimum Wage Won't Be in Final Stimulus Bill

26 Février, 2021, 14:28 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
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He also noted it is totally unrelated to the COVID-19 pandemic. Republicans have cited the latter as one of their main objections to the minimum wage increase, and have since proposed raising the minimum wage to just $10 an hour.

The Senate parliamentarian ruled that a plan to gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025 does not fit the complicated rules that govern budget bills in the Senate. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) suggesting that a lower, $11 minimum wage would be more appropriate for West Virginia.

Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, said the president was "disappointed" in the outcome but respected the parliamentarian's ruling. But moves like that are anathema to many Senate traditionalists like Biden, a 36-year veteran of the chamber, and would invite tit-for-tat retaliation by Republicans.

"He will work with leaders in Congress to determine the best path forward because no one in this country should work full time and live in poverty", Psaki said.

If Democrats do present a standalone bill, it would need to receive Republican support in order to pass, as it would be subject to the 60-vote rule.

"Well, they shouldn't be doing it by paying people low wages", Khanna replied.

Shockingly, Khanna said small businesses should not keep their doors open if they do not pay employees the wage that Democrats are demanding. That could be easy to do, of course, but that would overlook the fact Democrats control the majorities in both the House and the Senate and can do whatever they want as long as they have every Democrat on board.

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"If we enact a drastic increase in the minimum wage, which this bill seeks to do, businesses would respond by eliminating positions, cutting hours and looking for new ways to implement labor-saving technology", argued Heather Andrews, state director for Americans for Prosperity Utah.

With Republicans strongly against a minimum wage increase, the only way for it to survive is by including it in a filibuster-proof bill like the COVID-19 relief measure. Democrats are aiming to get the legislation to Biden's desk by mid-March.

A Heritage Foundation study on the impact of a $15 minimum wage concluded it would increase child care costs by as much as 43 percent in some states.

MacDonough's decision might actually make passage of the overall relief bill easier because efforts to find a minimum wage compromise between progressives and moderate Democrats who'd prefer a more measured approach could have been contentious.

Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union" that raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour "is absolutely essential and I believe the Senate will do it".

Sen. Christine Tartaglione, D-Philadelphia, and Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, have introduced legislation that would increase the minimum wage to $12 an hour starting July 1; $12.50 an hour starting July 1, 2022; $13 an hour starting July 1, 2023; $13.50 on July 1, 2024; $14 an hour starting July 1, 2025; and finally reaching $15 an hour starting July 1, 2027. It was 2015 when we passed it in Seattle, the first major city to do so.

Seven states have laws putting their minimums on a pathway to $15 in a future year, according to the nonpartisan National Conference of State Legislatures.



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