‘Bad Politics, Bad Policy’: Sanders Slams House Democrats for Including Tax Cut for Rich in BBB

“The bottom line here is we have to help the middle class, not the 1%,” said the senator. Sen. Bernie Sanders warned late Thursday that a tax deduction that will disproportionately benefit wealthy Americans and that Democratic House leaders insisted on keeping in the Build Back Better Act will harm the party in upcoming elections,Continue reading “‘Bad Politics, Bad Policy’: Sanders Slams House Democrats for Including Tax Cut for Rich in BBB”

Sen. Bernie Sanders says ‘the very fabric of American democracy is in danger’ if progressive priorities are left out of Biden’s social-spending bill

Sanders said progressive priorities in the “Build Back Better” plan were crucial to US democracy. If they don’t pass, “the very fabric of American democracy is in danger,” he told reporters. Democrats are still trying to come to an agreement over the social-spending bill. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the progressive firebrand and chairmanContinue reading “Sen. Bernie Sanders says ‘the very fabric of American democracy is in danger’ if progressive priorities are left out of Biden’s social-spending bill”

Sanders Calls John Deere Threat to Take Away Striking Workers’ Health Coverage ‘Beyond Outrageous’

“Workers must be allowed to keep their healthcare during the strike,” said the Vermont senator. Sen. Bernie Sanders was among the labor advocates in Congress on Tuesday who condemned reports that farm equipment manufacturer John Deere plans to force 10,000 striking workers and their families off their health insurance plans next week—a punitive measure toContinue reading “Sanders Calls John Deere Threat to Take Away Striking Workers’ Health Coverage ‘Beyond Outrageous’”

Bernie Sanders urges Californians to reject ‘bold-faced Republican power grab’ in new Newsom recall ad

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has enlisted Sen. Bernie Sanders in his fight to remain in office, with the progressive icon urging voters to reject a “bold-faced Republican power grab” in a new recall ad. The spot released on Monday by Stop the Republican Recall, a countereffort launched by Newsom’s team, features the Vermont independent asking votersContinue reading “Bernie Sanders urges Californians to reject ‘bold-faced Republican power grab’ in new Newsom recall ad”

Bernie Sanders Delivers As Democrats Unveil $3.5T Plan – The Rational National

Schumer backing plan to add dental, vision and hearing coverage to Medicare

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday threw his support behind a push, led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), to add dental, vision and hearing coverage to Medicare. “There is a gaping hole in Medicare that leaves out dental, vision, and hearing coverage. This is a serious problem,” Schumer wrote on Twitter. “I’m working with @SenSanders to push toContinue reading “Schumer backing plan to add dental, vision and hearing coverage to Medicare”

Sanders says no to gas taxes, electric vehicle fees to fund infrastructure deal

The progressive senator signals that dispute over funding for a bipartisan compromise remains major obstacle. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., drew his red lines on how to pay for a potential infrastructure compromise bill Sunday, as Democratic progressives continue to hesitate over joining the bipartisan deal on one of President Joe Biden’s biggest legislative priorities. Twenty-one senators, includingContinue reading “Sanders says no to gas taxes, electric vehicle fees to fund infrastructure deal”

Critics Warn Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan ‘Would Facilitate a Wall Street Takeover’

“This deal is a disaster in the making, and it must be rejected.” Refusing to touch the 2017 GOP tax cuts for the wealthy and large corporations, a bipartisan group of 21 senators is proposing a series of alternative infrastructure funding mechanisms that critics say amount to a thinly veiled scheme to privatize the nation’s roads,Continue reading “Critics Warn Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan ‘Would Facilitate a Wall Street Takeover’”

Bernie Sanders Protests New Senate Bill That Gives Money to Jeff Bezos-Owned Firm

Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has spoken out against a Senate bill amendment that could give $10 billion in taxpayer money to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos‘ space travel company, Blue Origin. The bill in question is the Endless Frontier Act. The bill would invest $130 billion into science and technology research in order to keep the U.S. competitive in the international spaceContinue reading “Bernie Sanders Protests New Senate Bill That Gives Money to Jeff Bezos-Owned Firm”

Bernie Sanders Is Set to Introduce a Resolution to End Arms Sale to Israel

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is set to introduce a resolution condemning the United States’ sale of $735 million in weapons to Israel, according to a draft obtained by multiple news outlets. The resolution, along with a similar push in the House, led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), signals a significant departure among progressives from President Joe Biden’s stance towardContinue reading “Bernie Sanders Is Set to Introduce a Resolution to End Arms Sale to Israel”

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