Sanders lambasted Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough’s decision that the wage raise was against the rules.
A recent poll shows wide bipartisan support for Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus bill with $1,400 checks and $15 wage.
Centrist Democrats want to gut the wage hike, but progressives have more power than ever in Congress.
Medicare Part D pays far more for prescription medications than any other government health program.
Joe Biden has said that the $15 minimum wage proposal may not make it through stimulus talks.
“I believe that we will succeed in including the minimum wage in the reconciliation bill,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The Congressional Budget Office said raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 would benefit 27 million workers.
Budget Chair Sanders says lawyers are working to show a pay hike is eligible for reconciliation after Biden cast doubt.
The popular $1.9 trillion stimulus is now set up to be passed with a simple majority vote.
The GOP has used reconciliation to unilaterally pass tax cuts for the wealthy and attempt to repeal the ACA.