Biden and Democrats weigh keeping $15 minimum wage in COVID-19 relief package

President Joe Biden is weighing whether to keep a national $15-an-hour minimum wage in his $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus package with Republican opposition. With moderate GOP senators objecting to the plan, the president has to balance the benefits of a hike against the dangers of losing support for the desperately needed relief plan. Biden backed the $15 hourly wage during his presidential campaign and progressives are urging him to keep it in the sprawling relief package that would include another round of direct payments to American taxpayers. But pro-business GOP moderates oppose the …

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