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House Democrats say stimulus bill ‘meets the moment’
House Democrats set to approve President Biden’s $ 1.9 trillion stimulus package despite Senate parliamentarian’s decision that including a phased increase in the federal minimum wage would violate the rules budgetary.
“This week alone, according to a poll, 76 percent of Americans support the bill, 60 percent of Republicans. You see everyone from the chairman of the Fed to large corporate groups, 150 CEOs, to education groups, to labor groups. You can’t really name one aspect of society that has not come along with this bill. So we believe it’s something that’s – it meets the moment. This bill responds instantly, rises to the challenge, and we believe this is a great victory for the American people and one that will finally get us out of this terrible crisis we are facing. “We will not rest until we adopt the minimum wage of $ 15. We have been involved in the fight for 15 years for a long time. It is legislation that affects an overwhelming majority – a majority of women. Over 60 percent of those earning the minimum wage are women. Many are mothers. And it is so essential for us to do so. And let it happen when we send it out there, we send it – as a symbol of a difference it will make in the lives of the American people. But not just as a symbol, but as a solid proposition. “
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