Parliamentarian of the United States Senate

This is a devastating blow to the campaign to raise the minimum wage
Nearly six out of 10 Americans think the minimum wage should be much higher than the current rate of $7.25 per hour.
Other parts of their relief bill would send cash to most households and could reshape the economy for years.
It involves blowing up an arcane procedural rule in the Senate known as reconciliation.
Problems with a tax increase "trigger" cause an eleventh-hour scramble.
Key proposals would need 60 votes, according to the Senate parliamentarian.
A scaled-down version of the bill to repeal Obamacare has more support.
Abortion provision is out, potentially making bill toxic for conservatives.
Senate GOP leaders will try to write their own bill, but aren't even sure they can.
Co-written with Sara Collins News outlets report that House Republicans are close to agreeing on an amended version of the