MIDDAY POSTER: Senate Dems & Harris Under Pressure On Minimum Wage

Also: Biden opens another child detention center, researchers tie student debt to racial inequality, and Cuomo-gate gets uglier.
MIDDAY POSTER: Senate Dems & Harris Under Pressure On Minimum Wage
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23 House Democrats are demanding Vice President Kamala Harris overrule the Senate parliamentarian’s advisory and push to include a $15 minimum wage in the American Rescue Plan  — a move supported by Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The Daily Poster has reached out to the remaining 48 Democratic senators asking if they would support Harris taking such action. So far, none have provided an answer.

The White House has reportedly not been pressuring Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democratic holdout, to support  the $15 minimum wage — but there is a way for Democrats to use Neera Tanden’s budget director nomination to push the Biden administration to fulfill its campaign promise to raise the wage.

On Wednesday, Daily Poster supporting subscribers will talk to U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna, who is leading the fight for the $15 minimum wage. Details here.

Also:

• A new paper argues student debt cancellation should be based on wealth and notes that the more debt canceled, the greater the reduction in racial inequality.

• A third woman has accused Andrew Cuomo of sexual assault, as the New York governor faces mounting a  faces scandal over nursing home deaths.

• Biden reopens another detention center for children in Florida in a facility that was closed in 2019 amid protests over reports of child sexual abuse and human rights violations.

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