Bernie, on his agenda for the Senate health panel

By: Rachel Roubein; The Washington Post Sen. Sanders wants to move “very aggressively” on the high cost of prescription drugs   You might not have guessed this: As Sen. Bernie Sanders takes the gavel of the chamber’s prestigious health panel, a hearing on Medicare-for-all isn’t at the top of his list. The independent firebrand has long championed a far-reaching proposal to

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Sen. Sanders asks Moderna not to hike COVID vaccine price

By: Michael Erman; Reuters U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders sent Moderna Inc (MRNA.O) a letter this week asking the drug company to halt planned U.S. price increases on its COVID-19 vaccine, saying price hikes could make the shot unaffordable for millions of Americans. Sanders said in his letter that raising prices would be particularly egregious after the U.S. government provided around $1.7 billion

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Bernie Sanders’ new challenge: Bipartisanship

By: Burgess Everett; Politico After three decades in Congress that earned him iconic status on the American left, Bernie Sanders is preparing for a different role in his next act. He ran twice for president, then pushed an all-Democratic government as far left as it could possibly go, and now the Vermont independent is set to take over the Senate’s

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Meet the new leaders of the Senate health panel: Bernie and Cassidy

By: Rachel Roubein; Washington Post Meet the new leaders of the Senate health panel: Bernie and Cassidy The Senate’s top health panel is entering a new era of leadership. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) are likely to take the reins, with both lawmakers announcing yesterday their intentions to pursue top spots on the Senate HELP Committee next year. Though not yet official, it’s

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