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A 2nd Democratic senator has come out against the $15 minimum wage in Biden’s stimulus package, imperiling the pay bump

Kyrsten Sinema

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A second Democratic senator came out in opposition to including a $15 minimum wage in President Joe Biden’s relief package, possibly dealing a major blow to the proposed wage hike.

“What’s important is whether or not it’s directly related to short-term Covid relief. And if it’s not, then I am not going to support it in this legislation,” Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona told Politico in an interview published Friday. “The minimum wage provision is not appropriate for the reconciliation process.”

She went on: “It is not a budget item. And it shouldn’t be in there.”

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