WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday issued the following statement after the Senate passed a bill 88-9 to avert a government shutdown: “I’m delighted that Congress was able to avoid a painful and unnecessary shutdown. I am also pleased that programs working families desperately need were not cut and that, in fact, there was a good
By: Bob Kinzel; Vermont Public Senator Bernie Sanders says he’s worried about public backlash if a small group of conservative House Republicans derail efforts to fund the federal government before a weekend deadline. Because Republicans hold a slim majority in the House, Sanders says a handful of the most conservative members can block consideration of a compromise short term budget
By: Abigail Tracy; Vanity Fair The Vermont senator thinks that Biden could beat Trump “big time” in 2024 if he continues to stand on the side of workers. “The president deserves a lot of credit,” he tells Vanity Fair, but adds that the party still has “a long way to go.” After weeks of escalating tensions between the United Auto Workers and
By: Jake Johnson; Common Dreams Sen. Bernie Sanders, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and several other U.S. lawmakers introduced a resolution on Thursday that formally commemorates the 50th anniversary of the deadly 1973 military coup in Chile and apologizes for the role the United States played in the toppling of the Latin American nation’s democratically elected government. The resolution also calls for the declassification of all
By: A Martinez; NPR NPR’s A Martinez talks to Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who supports the UAW’s strike as a fight for fair wages, but also against growing inequality and corporate greed. A MARTÍNEZ, HOST: All right, we now turn to a man who has spent his career advocating for the rights of workers, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
By: Ramon Antonio Vargas; The Guardian Vermont senator says technology should benefit ‘not just people on top’ as he cites financial stresses confronting most Americans If the US’s ongoing artificial intelligence and robotics boom translates into more work being done faster, then laborers should reap some of the gains of that in the form of more paid time off, the liberal