Biden still wants to raise minimum wage: White House economic adviser

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden is still committed to raising the U.S. minimum wage to $15 after a key Senate referee ruled the provision could not be included in the COVID-19 relief bill, a top White House economic adviser said on Friday.

White House National Economic Council Director Brian Deese, in an interview on MSNBC, said the administration was disappointed by the Senate parliamentarian's Thursday ruling and would consult with congressional leaders about the path forward.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Lisa Lambert and Alex Richardson)

02/26/2021 13:11

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