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Stimulus bill fights on minimum wage and UI: The Senate vote-a-rama, explained


The Senate’s latest “vote-a-rama” — the marathon session during which legislators consider amendments for a bill — has already revealed just how much Democrats are still fractured over the $15 minimum wage, and it’s just getting started.

Throughout Friday and likely early Saturday, senators will be considering potential changes to the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill in a slew of back-to-back votes. And in a procedural vote to waive objections to an amendment offered by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), which would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 over the course of five years, eight of the chamber’s 50 Democrats voted against proceeding.

The final 42-58 breakdown on the amendment indicated that Sens. Joe…



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