Biden says he doesn't think $15 minimum wage will survive in his Covid-19 relief proposal
Posted February 5, 2021 6:38 p.m. EST
CNN — President Joe Biden conceded that he does not believe he will be able to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour through his $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief proposal due to the Senate's rules.
"I put it in, but I don't think it's going to survive," Biden told "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell" in excerpts of an interview that aired Friday. The interview with CBS is his first for network television since taking office and the full interview will air on Sunday.
The President added: "I am prepared, as President of the United States, on a separate negotiation on minimum wage."
"No one should work 40 hours a week and live below the poverty wage. And if you're making less than $15 an hour, you're living below the poverty wage," Biden said.
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