Obama, Biden honor Sen. Reid as man ‘who got things done’
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former President Barack Obama paid tribute to the late Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Saturday as a man “who got things done,” as Democratic leaders spoke of Reid’s impact on some of the most important legislation of the 21st century, from health care to Wall Street reform.
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, Sen. Mark Warner introduce bill to raise minimum wage to $15
WASHINGTON – Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, both Democrats from Virginia, joined other Democrats in introducing a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025. It’s called the Raise the Wage Act of 2021. Combined, one in every three working people in Virginia will benefit from raising the wage. The Raise the Wage Act of 2021 would increase the federal minimum wage over a four-year period from $7.25 to $15. It would also index future increases in the federal minimum wage to median wage growth in addition to phasing out the subminimum wage for tipped workers, youth workers, and workers with disabilities.
Sen. Kaine criticizes President Trump on troop removal, COVID-19 response and transition of power
WASHINGTON D.C. – Virginia Senator Tim Kaine was critical of several decisions made by the Trump administration this week while speaking to reporters. The democrat Senator spoke on several topics ranging from the coronavirus pandemic, Afghanistan troop removal to the transition of power and the election. However, Sen. Kaine says there is no plan on the national level. In a “purely political move,” Kaine criticized the President’s decision to remove troops in Afghanistan and beyond. They are not asking us to leave,” expressed Sen. Kaine.