Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Senate Parliamentarian's Decision Regarding Inclusion of the Minimum Wage in the American Rescue Plan

February 25, 2021

President Biden is disappointed in this outcome, as he proposed having the $15 minimum wage as part of the American Rescue Plan. He respects the parliamentarian's decision and the Senate's process. He will work with leaders in Congress to determine the best path forward because no one in this country should work full time and live in poverty. He urges Congress to move quickly to pass the American Rescue Plan, which includes $1400 rescue checks for most Americans, funding to get this virus under control, aid to get our schools reopened and desperately needed help for the people who have been hardest hit by this crisis.

Jen Psaki, Statement by Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Senate Parliamentarian's Decision Regarding Inclusion of the Minimum Wage in the American Rescue Plan Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/348176

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