The U.S. Senate shot down a bid for a $15 per hour minimum wage on Saturday, March 6, with a handful of Democrats — including Delaware U.S. Sens. Chris Coons and Tom Carper — joining Republicans in dooming the effort. Maryland’s U.S. Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, both Democrats, voted for the $15 per hour minimum wage push in the Senate and promised to bring the effort back. “We’re going to continue to push for an increase in the minimum wage,” Van Hollen said Monday.
Maryland Dems promise to renew $15 per hour minimum wage push after U.S. Senate defeat
March 9, 2021