Bipartisan bill aims to assert Congress’s power over arms sales, emergencies and military operations

By: Karoun Demirjian; The Washington Post A bipartisan group of senators unveiled legislation Tuesday to give Congress a more active role in approving arms sales, authorizing the use of military force and declaring national emergencies, in an across-the-board effort to claw back national security power from the executive branch. The bill aims, for the first time, to define what type

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Senators propose reclaiming national security powers for Congress

By: Trish Turner; ABC A tri-partisan group of senators on Tuesday introduced legislation designed to claw back national security powers, delineated in the Constitution, from the executive branch that the Senate trio says have been flowing away from Congress after decades of inaction by lawmakers. “The founders envisioned a balance of power between the executive and legislative branches of government

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Sanders, Biden meet as infrastructure bill swells past $3.5T

By: Lisa Mascaro & Jonathan Lemire; Associated Press Emerging from a private meeting at the White House, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday that he and President Joe Biden are on the same page as Democrats draft a “transformative” infrastructure package unleashing more than $3.5 trillion in domestic investments on par with the New Deal of the 1930s. Sanders, chairman of

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The Ascension of Bernie Sanders

By: Maureen Dowd; The New York Times I want to talk to Bernie about Balenciaga. And Britney. And Dua Lipa, Sha’Carri Richardson and Joe Manchin’s houseboat. And whether he prefers red or white horseradish on his gefilte fish. And the state of capitalism, and the absurd price of a Birkin bag. We settle into a retro yellow booth at Henry’s Diner

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Sanders Takes Reins as Democrats Advance Biden Economic Agenda

By: Laura Litvan; Bloomberg President Joe Biden’s plans for the biggest expansion in social spending in decades is in the hands of the Senate’s only professed democratic socialist, Bernie Sanders, who must unite both fellow progressives and moderate Democrats in the face of a tricky path through a sharply divided Congress. Sanders, who chairs the Senate Budget Committee, wants to

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Sanders: Democrats considering $6 trillion spending package

By: Alexander Bolton; The Hill Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) confirmed to reporters Thursday that Senate Democrats are discussing a $6 trillion budget reconciliation proposal that would also expand Medicare and lower the cost of prescription drugs. Sanders on Thursday said the proposal builds on President Biden’s American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan. “Yeah, absolutely,” Sanders said when asked whether

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