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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Why Bernie’s not sweating White House’s infrastructure dance with GOP

By: Laura Barrón-López & Natasha Korecki; Politico As liberals increasingly rebuke President Joe Biden for his ongoing negotiations with a bipartisan group of senators, one prominent progressive lawmaker is staying out of the fray. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the biggest name in national progressive politics, has not expressed concern about clean energy policies not making it into a final infrastructure

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Bernie Sanders Reminds Americans Tipped Minimum Wage Has Remained $2.13 an Hour for 30 Years

By Christina Zhao: Newsweek Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders on Saturday reminded Americans that the federal tipped minimum wage has remained at $2.13 an hour since 1991. Sanders, an independent, took to Twitter today to highlight the growing income and wealth disparity between tipped workers and America’s richest individuals. “400 richest Americans wealth in 1991: $288 billion. 400 richest Americans wealth in 2021: $3.2 trillion.

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‘Bernie Sanders has real influence’: Vermont’s longtime outsider has become a trusted voice in the Biden White House

By Ashley Semler, CNN At first glance, they seem like an odd couple — Sen. Bernie Sanders, the progressive and quintessential outsider, and President Joe Biden, moderate politician and political insider.And yet, the 79-year-old Vermont senator has become a key voice in the Biden administration: called upon, consulted and indispensable in keeping the liberal Democratic flock in line.After 30 years in Congress

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Sanders vows tougher oversight of defense contractors as Budget Committee chairman

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) vowed Wednesday to use his perch as the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee to impose tougher oversight of the Pentagon and defense contractors. At a budget hearing titled “Waste, Fraud, Cost Overruns, and Auditing at the Pentagon,” the vocal progressive noted that the Department of Defense’s (DOD) budget of about $740 billion is the largest in the

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Sen. Bernie Sanders blasts defense contractors over soaring costs, vows tougher oversight

By: Aaron Gregg; The Washington Post Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a former Democratic presidential candidate, says he will use his powerful new position atop the Senate Budget Committee to exercise tougher oversight over America’s vast national security establishment, including the private-sector organizations that profit from taxpayer-funded defense contracts. In an exclusive interview with The Washington Post ahead of a Wednesday

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