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Bernie Sanders 'confident' parliamentarian will advise for $15 minimum wage through reconciliation
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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said Saturday he is "confident" the Senate parliamentarian will endorse a $15 federal minimum wage requirement through reconciliation, according to reports.
House Democrats on Feb. 10 approved a $15 minimum wage proposal in President Biden's COVID-19 spending package despite Republican concerns that it could slash job numbers, cause a price hike for some consumer goods and does not account for differences in operating costs in different states.
"I’m confident that the parliamentarian will advise next week that we can raise the minimum wage through the reconciliation process," Sanders said in a statement to Fox News.