Sanders Denounces Republican Attack on Women
Following Senate Republicans' latest attempt to cut all funding to Planned Parenthood, Sen. Bernie Sanders said, "For decades, Republicans have been trying to deny a woman the right to control her own body. The bill on the floor today was nothing more than a continuation of that effort."
Sanders voted against the bill, which failed to receive the 60 votes necessary to proceed. He added, "At a time when 35 million Americans lack health insurance, Planned Parenthood clinics all over the country provide health care to over 2 million women each year, including 1.5 million low-income patients. These health centers are catching breast cancer early, testing for STIs and HIV and providing the care too many women cannot access elsewhere.
“The campaign by Senate Republicans to defund Planned Parenthood is a waste of valuable time in the Senate. Instead of trying to take away health care from millions of women, we should be passing legislation to provide family and medical leave to all of our families. We should also pass pay equity legislation so that women do not continue to earn 78 cents on the dollar compared to men."
Sanders Proposes Tax on Billionaires
Sen. Sanders introduced legislation intended to reduce wealth inequality by increasing estate tax rates on the top three-tenths of one percent, while eliminating loopholes that have allowed the wealthiest Americans to avoid billions in taxes.
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