Joe Manchin poses a threat to raising the minimum wage, even though 250,000 West Virginians would benefit from the increase

Feb 23, 2021 - Business Insider

Congressional Democrats are scrambling to keep their $15 federal minimum wage proposal included in President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan this week as they face an unlikely obstacle: centrist members of their own party.

Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, two of the party's most moderate Democrats, have both said they are opposed to using budget reconciliation - a...