When the Senate parliamentarian ruled against GOP tax cuts in 2001, Republicans fired him and passed the cuts anyway.
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.
So far, Democratic leadership in both chambers is standing with striking workers over moderate Democrats.
Joe Biden has said that the $15 minimum wage proposal may not make it through stimulus talks.
If Senate Democrats refuse to eliminate the filibuster, they will effectively need 60 votes to pass legislation.
Food hardship has disproportionately affected households with children, especially Black and Latino households.
The House released legislation on Monday that keeps Biden’s original income threshold for the full stimulus checks.
The Congressional Budget Office said raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 would benefit 27 million workers.
The lawmakers say the funds will provide much-needed relief for families already hurting from the pandemic’s impact.