The late New York Yankee hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra is credited with first uttering that now well-known phrase, but it seems Congressional democrats are scheming to take it to the next level. Despite a majority in the US Senate being opposed to a $15 federal minimum wage, and prior rulings by the Senate parliamentarian that it would need to overcome a 60-vote threshold to move forward in the upper branch, efforts are underway to attach a $15 federal minimum wage mandate to the upcoming infrastructure bill. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) reportedly wants to pass it through a second reconciliation bill, arguing wage hikes will affect the budget for new infrastructure spending. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) signaled to party members she wants to pass an infrastructure bill by July 4, setting an aggressive timeline for Congress to debate and include a minimum wage provision. We would expect to see continuing efforts in all advocacy circles to hook a $15 minimum wage to any viable legislative vehicle, so stay focused!