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Raising the federal minimum wage through budget reconciliation would be ‘a stretch,’ House Budget Chairman says

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House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth said on Monday that raising the federal minimum wage within President Joe Biden’s stimulus proposal by using budget reconciliation is unlikely to pass through the Senate.

Biden’s $2 trillion relief package is currently under negotiation in Congress. Given its partisan nature, Democrats have started to eye reconciliation as a way to pass the package with a simple majority vote, rather than requiring the support of 60 senators.

However, Biden’s plan includes a provision to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, and Yarmuth told CNN that the provision could details ⇒

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