Appearing Tuesday and Thursday on college campuses, Sen. Bernie Sanders told students they have a major stake in the Nov. 4 elections but their voices won’t be heard in Washington if, as in past elections, only one out of five young people show up at the polls. For seniors and disabled veterans, the news came on Wednesday that they will get only a 1.7 percent cost-of-living bump in their benefits next year. Sanders has proposed changing how COLAs are calculated to reflect rising health care costs that have a disproportionate impact on seniors.
- Climate Change: Coming off the hottest summer on record, Congress must act to curb climate change,” Sen. Barbara Boxer wrote for The Huffington Post. “Sen. Bernie Sanders and I introduced the Climate Protection Act. Our bill would establish a fee on each ton of carbon pollution emitted from the petroleum, coal, and natural gas that we produce and import.”