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“A House committee early on Wednesday approved a portion of the Democratic coronavirus relief proposal which includes a $15 per hour minimum wage.

The chamber’s Education and Labor panel advanced its piece of the $1.9 trillion aid package in a 27-21 party-line vote. The proposal includes a provision to gradually raise the federal pay floor to $15 an hour by 2025.

The House Budget Committee will eventually combine separate panels’ bills into one massive piece of legislation as part of budget reconciliation, which enables the plan to get through both chambers of Congress with a simple majority. However, the minimum wage hike may not survive due to rules governing what lawmakers can put in reconciliation bills.”

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