Senate Democrats plan to try to kill health care bill, pass a minimum wage bill and boost the minimum wage

Although many on Capitol Hill suspect the GOP will pass a health care measure to fill some of the late Sen. John McCain’s shoes this week, leading Democrats plan to bring up two pieces…

Senate Democrats plan to try to kill health care bill, pass a minimum wage bill and boost the minimum wage

Although many on Capitol Hill suspect the GOP will pass a health care measure to fill some of the late Sen. John McCain’s shoes this week, leading Democrats plan to bring up two pieces of legislation on Tuesday.

The first is a $15.25 minimum wage bill introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., which would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour for private employers. The bill would be paid for through a gradually reduced sales tax, according to Sanders’ office.

On Monday, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee discussed two other high-profile bills that would be introduced soon.

The first is a bill introduced by Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., that would establish a body to study how to help people who have been wrongly evicted from their homes. The second is the Jobs for U.S. Returning Heroes Act, which would provide incentives for employers to hire veterans.

The House lawmakers are scheduled to meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the legislative packages. The Senate is also scheduled to discuss both bills on Tuesday.

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