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Biden to sign $15 minimum wage executive order for federal contractors

President Biden will sign an executive order on Tuesday, requiring federal contractors to pay a $15 dollar an hour minimum wage.

Why it matters: The order will make good on a promise Biden made his second day in office to raise the minimum wage for a range of federal workers.

  • A White House fact sheet describes the workforce, which includes cleaning, maintenance and cafeteria workers, as "critical to the functioning of the federal government."

The big picture: Biden will hold a number of events this week to claim progress on the 100 day promises he made at the beginning of his presidency.

  • He will mark his 100th day on Friday with a trip to Georgia, a red state that he flipped in 2020 that then delivered two Democratic senators — and the majority — in a special election on Jan. 5.

Go deeper: Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer failed in their effort to include a $15 federal minimum wage in Biden’s signature $1.9 trillion stimulus package, after the Senate parliamentarian ruled that it couldn’t be included under budget reconciliation rules.

  • Eight Senate Democrats also voted against a measure to attach it to the package.

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