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U.S. Senate Democrats attempting to have minimum wage hike in COVID-19 aid

Published Feb 09, 2021 11:24AM ET Updated Feb 09, 2021 11:30AM ET
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. Senate continue to try to find a way to include a minimum wage increase in a comprehensive COVID-19 relief bill they aim to advance in coming weeks, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday.

"We're trying to work as well as we can with the parliamentarian to get minimum wage to happen" as part of the legislation, Schumer told reporters. Special Senate rules limit the kinds of initiatives that can be included in the bill in order to speed it through the chamber without the support of Republicans.

U.S. Senate Democrats attempting to have minimum wage hike in COVID-19 aid
 

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Rick Williams
Rick Williams Feb 09, 2021 12:50PM ET
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These feckless politicians have never owned a business and have no concept of that pay equals market conditions. If you're going to tell businesses what to pay why not make 30 bucks an hour?
Ramogi Ochola
Ramogi Ochola Feb 09, 2021 12:50PM ET
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the minimum is 15, you can pay 30 if you want, nothing is stopping you. you don't need the law to tell you to pay 30 an hour
 
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