Bernie Sanders Blasts Senate Parliamentarian’s Minimum Wage Decision

By Scott Morefield | Daily Caller

Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders blasted the U.S. Senate parliamentarian’s Thursday decision to disallow a minimum wage increase in the latest coronavirus relief bill.

After meeting with and hearing arguments from Senate Democrats and Republicans, Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough decided Thursday that a $15 per hour minimum wage hike desired by Democrats couldn’t be included under budget reconciliation to President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.

“I strongly disagree with tonight’s decision by the Senate Parliamentarian,” Sanders wrote in a Thursday evening tweet that included a statement by the Vermont senator. “But the fight to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour continues.”

%d bloggers like this: