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Senators Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders say their plan would require companies pursuing buybacks to take such actions as raising workers’ minimum pay to $15 an hour, improving pensions or offering seven days of paid sick leave. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM)

(Bloomberg) –Two top Senate Democrats said they’ll introduce legislation barring companies from buying back their own stock unless they first increase workers’ pay and benefits, as the party seeks to frame 2020 election issues by spotlighting corporate responsibility.

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