Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen’s (D. MD) re-election campaign:
Wealth and income inequality in America have been increasing dramatically for decades and Trump’s 2017 billionaire tax-cut made this situation even worse. We are now experiencing the extreme inequality levels that existed just prior to the Great Depression.
We need to get our priorities straight. That means putting working people first.
That’s why I’m cosponsoring an amendment introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders to add the $15 minimum wage back into the American Rescue Plan.
Last week, the Senate parliamentarian ruled that the minimum wage increase did not meet the criteria for the budget reconciliation process.
But that ruling can be waived by 60 votes in the U.S. Senate.
Every Senator should have to go on the record on this issue and explain to the American people whether they believe that someone working full-time in America should still be living in poverty.
Let’s make this happen,