Progressive Democrats push for $15 minimum wage as House set to consider stimulus bill

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Progressive Democrats on Sunday argued to keep the $15 minimum wage increase in President Joe Biden’s stimulus package, as the provision faces skepticism on Capitol Hill over its place in the $1.9 trillion relief effort.

Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union” that raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour “is absolutely essential and I believe the Senate will do it.” California Rep. Ro Khanna, meanwhile, defended the wage hike as a “very reasonable” increase in an interview with CNN’s “Inside Politics” earlier Sunday morning.

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