On Saturday, the House of Representatives passed President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, which will now be debated by the Senate.
There are still many items to be argued between Senate Democrats and Republicans, but one frequently-discussed proposal is confirmed to not be included in the Senate’s version of the stimulus package.
Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough has stated that the proposed $15 minimum wage hike cannot be included in Senate negotiations. Some Democrats, such as Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have criticized this move. Ocasio-Cortez has suggested President Biden overrules MacDonough’s ruling.
When the final Senate bill is approved, it will then be brought to President Biden’s desk for him to sign.
Affordable Housing Online will provide more details on how this stimulus bill will help low-income renters after it has been passed by the Senate.