Gone but not forgotten: Minimum wage raise still creates problems for White House

Democrats hoping to raise the federal minimum wage can still cause headaches for President Biden, despite a ruling preventing the hike from being tucked in a sweeping coronavirus spending package.

The setback late Thursday was a blow for liberal Democrats led by Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont socialist who has been agitating for the minimum wage to be raised from $7.25 to $15 over five years as part of the spending bill. But Sanders has already pledged to continue pushing for the wage increase, keeping the pressure on Biden, whom he promised to pull to the Left if he were to become president.

Democratic political commentator Christopher Hahn
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