Why a $15 Minimum Wage Would Hit Parents Hardest

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A new report finds that the Democrats’ wage hike would affect a crucial expense for many working families: child care.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE S enate Democrats reportedly intend to drop a $15 federal minimum wage from their COVID-19 legislation, after the Senate parliamentarian ruled that it could not be included under the budget-reconciliation rules. However, Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer insists that Democrats “are not going to give up the fight to raise the minimum wage to $15.”

So while it’s likely that the minimum-wage proposal will not make into law as part of Biden’s COVID package, the issue is not going away anytime soon. We cannot, therefore, avoid considering the severe consequences that doubling the federal minimum wage would have for American families.

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