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Senate Unanimously Adopts Ernst Amendment Prohibiting Raising the Minimum Wage During CCP Virus Pandemic

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Senate Unanimously Adopts Ernst Amendment Prohibiting Raising the Minimum Wage During CCP Virus Pandemic

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An amendment offered by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) to prohibit increasing the federal minimum wage while the nation continues grappling with the CCP Virus was unanimously adopted by the Senate late Thursday. “Adopted by voice vote: Ernst Amendment #767 (Re: Prohibit the increase of the federal minimum wage during a global pandemic) in relation to S.Con.Res.5, Sanders Budget Resolution,” the Senate GOP Floor Monitor tweeted shortly before midnight. The Sanders Budget Resolution was offered by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) as a means of allowing Senate Democrats to adopt President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion CCP virus recovery proposal without support from any of the Senate’s 50 Republicans. Biden proposed during the campaign and since taking office as President raising the federal minimum wage to at least $15 per hour. Other Democrats, including Sanders, have pushed for an increase to $23 per hour. “Tonight, I got the entire Senate …

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