Saturday, March 6, 2021

Senate Rejects Sanders’ $15 Minimum Wage Bid

Bernie Sanders

A small bit of sanity in the Senate.

The Senate voted 58-42 very late Friday night (10:53 PM) to reject Sen. Bernie Sanders’ effort to add a $15 minimum wage provision to President Biden’s $1.9 million COVID-19 bill.

Eight Democratic caucus members joined all 50 Republicans in rejecting the ammendment.

Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Jon Tester of Montana, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire voted against the Sanders' effort. So did two close Biden home state allies, Chris Coons and Tom Carper of Delaware. 

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), who caucuses with the Senate Democrats, also opposed it.


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