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23 progressive Democrats including AOC urge Biden to overrule top Senate official and keep $15 per hour minimum wage in the stimulus package

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A group of House progressives are urging the Biden administration in a new letter to overrule the Senate parliamentarian and keep the $15 per hour minimum wage in the $1.9 trillion stimulus plan.

The effort to ramp up pressure on President Joe Biden is made up of 23 progressive lawmakers led by Rep. Ro Khanna of California. It comes after Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough struck down the $15 per hour minimum wage on Thursday evening, determining the measure violated the guidelines of the budget reconciliation process.

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