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

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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 would remain in details ⇒

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