Minimum wage won’t be in stimulus — unless Kamala Harris overrules the Senate parliamentarian
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On Thursday, the Senate parliamentarian has ruled that the minimum wage increase cannot be included in the Democratic COVID-19 stimulus package.

Democrats are passing the legislation as part of a budget reconciliation package, meaning that there are strict rules about what can and cannot be included in the bill in order to avoid a 60-vote threshold.

Vice President Kamala Harris could overrule the decision, but the administration has signaled they will not do so.

With the minimum wage not admissible in the package, it will need to be passed as part of separate legislation that will be subject to the filibuster.