Dem. Senators Move to Penalize Big Companies That Underpay Workers

HeadlineMar 01, 2021

In news from Washington, D.C., the House passed the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill early Saturday, which now heads to the Senate. In response to the Senate parliamentarian declaring last week that including a $15-an-hour minimum wage increase goes against the rules of budget reconciliation, Senators Bernie Sanders and Ron Wyden say they will push for an amendment to penalize large companies that pay workers less than $15 an hour.

President Biden is meeting virtually with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador today, where López Obrador is expected to ask the U.S. to share some of its coronavirus vaccine supply with Mexico.

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