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Sen. Bernie Sanders said Democrats would try to devise a backdoor to implement a $15 minimum wage after a pay hike was struck from the $1.9 trillion stimulus package on Thursday evening — a major setback for progressives.
Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth McDonough ruled that a $15 minimum wage violated the strict guidelines of the reconciliation process. It’s the legislative method Democrats are using to approve the package in a party-line vote without Republican support.
In a statement, Sanders criticized McDonough’s decision. “It is hard for me to understand how drilling for oil in the Arctic National details ⇒
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