The Senate is anticipated to take up the huge COVID-19 reduction package deal subsequent week.
Democrats will search for “oblique methods” to extend the minimal wage Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, stated on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday after the Senate parliamentarian dominated the supply couldn’t be included within the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID-19 reduction package deal.
“We won’t increase the the minimal wage straight so we’ll search for oblique methods,” the senator informed ABC Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos.
“I mainly help elevating the minimal wage within the COVID invoice as a result of that could be a large a part of financial restoration. The people who find themselves struggling most from the minimal wage and what’s occurring within the pandemic are the important staff, a lot of them are girls, a lot of them are getting paid very low wages — $7.25 an hour is $15,000 a yr, that is poverty degree,” she added.
The Senate is anticipated to take up the huge reduction package deal subsequent week.
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