Bernie Sanders Wants Build Back Better Back

By: Grace Segers, The New Republic The Vermont Senator rues the failure to pass Biden’s big social spending bill. “That was transformational. And we came within two votes of doing that.” “The world today faces enormous crises,” Senator Bernie Sanders began. I had asked the Vermont independent how he would characterize two years of the razor-thin 50-seat Democratic majority. My

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Sanders Hits Student Debt Critics: ‘Put Money into the Pocket of People’

By: Alex J. Rouhandeh; Newsweek The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an estimate on Monday that the Biden administration’s executive action on student loan forgiveness could cost the country $400 billion over the next 30 years. Since then, Republicans have ramped up their criticism of the Biden plan. Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

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Washington Wrap: Sanders helps sink Manchin’s ‘big oil side bill’

WCAX News BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – The Senate voted Tuesday to move forward with a stop-gap bill needed to keep the federal government running past Friday, leaving out a controversial oil and gas permitting reform measure that had split Vermont’s congressional delegation. The measure had included energy permitting reforms supported by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, that were opposed by

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Sanders, Kaine Hail US Senate’s Passage of Brazil Election Resolution

By: Brett Wilkins; Common Dreams “It is important for the people of Brazil to know we’re on their side, on the side of democracy,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders. “With passage of this resolution, we are sending that message.” With just four days to go until the first round of Brazil’s presidential contest, a pair of U.S. senators on Wednesday hailed the

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