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Senate Democrats prepare to advance the $1.9 trillion stimulus plan without a $15-an-hour minimum wage

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Senate Democrats are preparing to advance the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill this week as efforts to push through a $15-per-hour minimum wage with a new tax penalty for large corporations crumbled over the weekend. 

“The Senate will take up the American Rescue Plan this week,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor on Monday. “I expect a hearty debate and some late nights.”

House Democrats early on Saturday morning approved the sweeping emergency spending package, aimed at pumping cash into nearly every part of the American economy.

It contains $1,400 stimulus checks, $400 details ⇒

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