Senator Bernie Sanders took a shot at getting the progressives’ dream of a $15-per-hour federal minimum wage into the CARES Act (that the Dems call a Covid relief bill):
NOW: @BernieSanders is introducing an amendment to raise the minimum wage to $15/hour in the Covid relief bill.
It doesn't have 50 votes at this stage and it's subject to being removed under reconciliation rules. But it looks like he intends to put every senator on the record.
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) March 5, 2021