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House Democrats to vote on $1.9 trillion stimulus plan with minimum-wage hike in jeopardy

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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Summary List Placement House Democrats were on course to vote on President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package later on Friday as lawmakers rushed to rescue a key progressive priority from being left out of the legislation.
The Senate parliamentarian ruled on Thursday evening that the $15 minimum wage should be removed from the legislation because it did not comply with strict budgetary rules. The decision imperiled a wage hike that's been championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont along with other progressives.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement that the wage measure...
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US House poised to pass $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

US House poised to pass $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

1 month ago   |   By Al Jazeera

Democrats' massive spending bill advances in Congress without Republican support despite Biden's pledges of unity.
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Dems near relief bill OK by House, ponder wage plan rescue

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - A $1.9 trillion package aimed at helping the country rebuild from the pandemic seemed headed toward House passage Friday, even as Democrats searched for a way to revive their derailed drive to boost the minimum wage.
A virtual party-line House vote was expected on the COVID-19 relief measure, which embodies President Joe Biden's push to flush cash to individuals, businesses, states and cities. The White House issued a statement reinforcing its support for the new president's paramount initial goal.
“The bill would allow the administration to execute its plan to change the...
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Dems near relief bill OK by House, ponder wage plan rescue

1 month ago   |   By Star Tribune

A $1.9 trillion package aimed at helping the country rebuild from the pandemic seemed headed toward House passage Friday, even as Democrats searched for a way to revive their derailed drive to boost the minimum wage.
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House expected to pass Biden's COVID relief bill despite minimum wage setback

1 month ago   |   By NY Daily News

The minimum wage hiccup threw an 11th-hour curveball into what has otherwise been a steady march toward passing Biden's relief bill.
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House Democrats move forward on Biden's $1.9 trillion relief plan despite setback on minimum wage

1 month ago   |   By The Washington Post

The House of Representatives moved toward a vote Friday to approve President Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, with Democrats pressing ahead over united GOP opposition on the massive relief package aimed at stabilizing the economy and boosting vaccinations and testing.
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