Senate Budget Committee Hearing on Worker Wages and Benefits

The Senate Budget Committee held a hearing to examine worker wages and proposals to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour. Among the… read more

The Senate Budget Committee held a hearing to examine worker wages and proposals to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour. Among the witnesses testifying were Costco CEO Craig Jelinek, who announced his company would increase their starting wage to $16 dollars an hour. Following his remarks, employees from McDonald’s and Walmart delivered testimonials advocating for a minimum wage increase. Other witnesses included former Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Table 301 Restaurant Group President Carl Sobocinski, who discussed the potential implications of a minimum wage increase on small businesses and the economy. At the start, Budget Committee Chair Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) acknowledged that the CEOs of Walmart and McDonald’s declined his invitation to testify. close

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Senate Budget Committee Hearing on Worker Wages and Benefits

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Program ID:
509247-1
Category:
Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
Location:
SD-608, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 25, 2021 | 10:17am EST | C-SPAN.org
Last Aired:
Mar 02, 2021 | 4:56pm EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Feb 25, 2021 | 11:20pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 26, 2021 | 6:53am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 02, 2021 | 4:56pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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