Here is what Democrats are planning now…
Recently on MSNBC, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) claimed that he thinks the minimum wage increase to $15 an hour will pass as a separate measure on its own if it is not thrown into the coronavirus relief bill.
According to Breitbart, Host Joy Reid questioned, “If the $15 an hour increase doesn’t make it into the $1.9 trillion bill, do you foresee it passing the House and then being able to pass the Senate as a separate bill?”
Clyburn replied, “I think so. I really believe so. I heard a few people that we were concerned about in the Senate speak to this a couple of days ago. Joe Manchin for one, one who I admire a whole lot. We don’t agree all the time, but I hope we can get together on this $15 issue. He is for the $15, as I understand it. He doesn’t want to do all $15 at one time. He wants to see it phased in over a period of time, and that makes sense, in many ways, so that people can digest the new expense. So, I think we’re going to get that done.”
You can watch a clip of Clyburn’s comments here.