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The Daily BeastFeb 25, 2021
Dems Say: We're Dead If We Don't Deliver on Minimum Wage
Andrew Harnik-Pool/GettyDemocrats are confronting their first existential crisis as Washington power brokers: how far they are willing to go to keep their minimum wage promise after facing a defeat by the Senate's rules referee.

Frustration has escalated to anger in some progressive circles, with elected officials and activists becoming increasingly antsy about the prospect of actually passing a chief campaign pledge. Where there was once optimism and urgency around a consensus Democratic issue, the latter emotion has become distinctly more pronounced. For weeks, the chance for a national pay raise dangled amid arcane congressional intrigue.

Some in the party's left-wing have taken those concerns directly to the Biden administration, which, they say, has been willing to hear them out, including within its highest ranks. But the prolonged uncertainty and public speculation has added a layer of anxiety to the process.

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PoliticoFeb 25, 2021
Minimum wage hike strategy vexes Senate Democrats
As both parties anticipate the Senate parliamentarian's decision, there is no official Plan B.

"Not Ready to Give Up": Democrats Push Senate to Keep Popular $15 Minimum Wage in Stimulus Bill (Democracy Now)

Fox PoliticsFeb 25, 2021
Biden ignores question on stimulus check promise
President Biden on Thursday ignored a question about the timing of stimulus checks, after promising the American people earlier this year that they would receive $2,000 checks immediately if Democrats won the Senate.
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