"It is an issue that the president remains committed to...That's why he put it in his package," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday.
Many workers don't need to wait for Congress to act to get a minimum wage hike this year. Depending on where they live, they may already be getting one.
"The American people deserve it, and we are committed to making it a reality," the Ohio senator said.
House progressives have warned Democrats that they could withhold their vote for the relief legislation if the Senate removes the $15 minimum wage measure.
The congresswoman said that including the wage hike is a matter of accountability to voters and believes it will pass in the Senate.
The Democratic New York congresswoman also updated her Instagram followers on what they could expect from the latest COVID relief package.
McConnell has called the $1.9 trillion stimulus package passed by the House on Friday a "missed opportunity."
The Senate minority leader said after the House vote for the $1.9 trillion package "so much for common sense and common ground."
Congressional Democrats are quickly looking for an alternative to support fair wages for workers now that a $15 increase won't be included in President Joe Biden's coronavirus stimulus package.
There is much talk of political realignment these days. But both parties at large remain wedded to tired orthodoxies, bombing the same places over there, as everything from infrastructure to healthcare crumbles here.
There is a benefit of fast-tracking the elimination of copious amount of student loan debt now, leading the economically fragile into a new world of opportunity.
An op-ed in 'The Charleston Gazette-Mail' said of the centrist Democrat: "The only person who ever knows what Joe Manchin will do is Joe Manchin."
The White House will meet with congressional allies to determine the "best path forward" for passing a $15 minimum wage, according to the National Economic Council's director.
Shortly after Elizabeth MacDonough's ruling, a number of progressives called for the White House to overrule the decision and include the minimum wage increase in the bill.
Some companies have pledged to increase their minimum wage regardless of whether or not the Raise the Wage Act 2021 passes.
A number of progressives called for the Senate political tactic to be abolished.
The Senate parliamentarian ruled that boosting the minimum wage did not meet budget rules that would have avoided the filibuster.
If Harris refuses, Democrats will have to introduce the wage hike as a standalone bill. The bill would likely require at least 10 Republican Senators' support. Thus far, Republicans haven't supported the measure.
"These companies should not be waiting for a pandemic to hit to tell employees they can take time off when they are sick," said a shareholder advocate.
The Senate Budget Committee Chairman ridiculed Walmart for forcing taxpayers to "subsidize" low-income workers struggling to make a living wage.
There has been the suggestion that the wage boost might not be able to be passed through reconciliation.
"I started working by bussing tables at the Star Family Restaurant for $1/hour & slowly moved up to cook—the big leagues for a kid like me—to earn $6/hour," Thune wrote.
I appear to be that rarest of working-class Americans: a gruntled Amazon employee.
A vote against Biden's nominee from the Arizona senator would prevent Tanden's confirmation as head of the Office of Management and Budget.
"Blue-collar workers have shouldered the worst of the pandemic. They deserve to keep more of their hard-earned money. They deserve a pay raise. I am introducing new legislation to give them one," the GOP senator said.
The Republican senator from Missouri called for small businesses to be exempt from the proposed wage hike.
"Incrementally increasing a pitiful 7.25 wage to $10 over 5 yrs is a cruel joke. Poverty cannot be overcome just by $2.75/hour more," Democratic Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib wrote.
"The $15 minimum wage itself is a compromise," said Adam Shah, policy director at Jobs With Justice.
A professor at American University said, "I think it's dead in the Senate, unless there's some miracle."