Yahoo Finance: Empowered Bernie Sanders leads new Democrat push for $15 federal minimum wage

By Aarthi Swaminathan
Yahoo Finance, Jan 26, 2021

New Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and congressional Democrats are renewing their push to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. ... The newly introduced bill is co-sponsored by House Committee on Education and Labor Chair Bobby Scott (D-VA), Sanders, Senate HELP Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA), Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL). ...

Mike Draper, owner of Des Moines-based Raygun LLC, a clothing, home goods and printing company, also expressed his support for the bill.

“This is long overdue,” Draper stated at the press conference. “I can't believe I’m still here advocating to move it up and it’s been frozen in time. This could be the most consequential and helpful economic relief that America has seen in a decade.” ...

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