The Damage Report host John Iadarola is joined by Brett Erlich, host of TYT’s Happy Half Hour, to break down Friday’s top stories.
The Senate Parliamentarian rules that a $15 minimum wage increase cannot be included in the budget reconciliation bill. Progressives call on Dems to overrule the parliamentarian. The US passes a grim Covid anniversary. CPAC unveils a golden statue of Trump. Court documents show Neo-Nazi terrorists planned to establish a “white ethnostate” in Northern Michigan. It’s time to take out the trash! Find out who John, Brett and you (yes, you!) picked as the Garbage Person of the week.
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Read more here: https://www.npr.org/2021/02/25/970637190/senate-cant-vote-on-15-minimum-wage-parliamentarian-rules
"Senate Democrats will not be forced to confront an internal political battle over increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 following a decision by the primary keeper of Senate rules.
The Senate parliamentarian ruled that a plan to gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 does not fit the complicated rules that govern budget bills in the Senate. House Democrats included the measure in a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill that is expected to be the first major legislative act for President Biden.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said he is disappointed in the decision and pledged to pursue other legislation to increase the minimum wage."
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