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Moderate Senate Democrats target state aid fund in Biden covid relief bill – The Washington Post

Several Democratic senators are working on changes to the state and local aid portion of the bill, including redirecting some of the money to invest in infrastructure…

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Democrats proposal would devote hundreds of billions of dollars to extending unemployment benefits through August and approving another round of stimulus payments at $1,400 per person, as well as devoting billions to vaccine distribution, housing and nutritional assistance, in addition to raising the minimum wage and helping states and local governments.
Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), who has been a vocal skeptic of raising the current $7.25 federal hourly minimum wage to $15 an hour, as proposed…

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