Atop the Powerful Budget Committee at Last, Bernie Sanders Wants to Go Big

By: Alan Rappeport & Jim Tankersley; The New York Times Shortly before the 2016 election, Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, the Republican nominee for vice president and the speaker of the House, told a group of college Republicans why he thought Democrats winning control of the Senate would be a policy nightmare. “Do you know who becomes chair of the

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Sanders to Use Budget Gavel to Seek Aggressive Economic Aid

By: Jack Fitzpatrick; Bloomberg President-elect Joe Biden will look to one of his competitors from the campaign trail to shepherd his most significant legislation through the Senate, as Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is set to become chairman of the Budget Committee. Democrats’ upcoming majority in the Senate will make Sanders chairman of the panel that writes instructions for budget reconciliation, a maneuver that could enhance

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Sanders Says ‘First Order of Business’ for Biden, New Democratic Congress Must Be Covid Bill With $2,000 Checks

By: Jake Johnson; Common Dreams Sen. Bernie Sanders late Thursday implored President-elect Joe Biden and the incoming Democrat-controlled Congress to make a robust coronavirus relief bill containing $2,000 direct payments the “first order of business” upon taking power, warning that failure to quickly deliver real material aid in the midst of devastating crises could lead to electoral backlash on the

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Sanders: A sad, sad day for American democracy

By: Dom Amato; WCAX BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Vermont’s congressional delegation was inside the Capitol building on Wednesday when rioters moved in. Sen. Bernie Sanders said he and other lawmakers were moved to a secured hearing room inside the Capitol, escorted by heavily armed FBI agents. “It was a very disturbing moment. This is the first time I think since

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Bernie Sanders skewers the president over Capitol siege: ‘The man directly responsible for the chaos of today is Donald Trump’

By: John Haltiwanger; Business Insider Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont did not mince words in terms of who he blames for the violence at the US Capitol on Wednesday, explicitly blaming President Donald Trump for the pandemonium. “The man directly responsible for the chaos of today is Donald Trump, who has made it clear that he will do anything to

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Bernie Sanders Presses Joe Biden on $2,000 Stimulus Checks: ‘Promises Must Be Kept’

By: Alexandra Garrett; Newsweek Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont pressured President-elect Joe Biden for $2,000 stimulus checks in a tweet Wednesday. “With Democrats in control of the Senate, we must keep faith with the working families of this country,” Sanders said. “Promises made must be kept.” “That means not only the $2,000 direct payment but an aggressive agenda that recognizes the economic desperation facing so many

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