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How Bernie Sanders hopes to make the $15 minimum wage a reality — whatever happens with Joe Biden’s stimulus

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“This is not a radical idea,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said on Tuesday. “This is what the American people want.”

He was referring, of course, to a $15 federal minimum wage. And if he has his way as the incoming chair of the Senate Budget Committee, it will be a reality, whatever happens with President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus proposal.

Biden’s plan includes an increase to a $15 federal minimum wage, but, as Insider’s Joseph Zeballos-Roig reports, that package currently faces an uphill battle with Republicans — and measures like the minimum wage increase details ⇒

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