Sanders vows to force vote on $15 minimum wage

By: Alexander Bolton; The Hill Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says Democrats should “ignore” the recent ruling of the Senate parliamentarian and is vowing to force the Senate to vote this week on an amendment to set the federal minimum wage at $15 an hour. Sanders on Monday declared he would not back down on his signature wage initiative after

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‘Outrageous’: Sanders Rips Netanyahu for Sending Covid Vaccines to Foreign Allies as Palestinians Denied Access

By: Jack Johnson; Common Dreams U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for shipping spare doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to allies thousands of miles away while leaving millions Palestinians in the occupied territories largely without access to the life-saving shot. “As the occupying power, Israel is responsible for the health of all the people

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Sanders votes against Biden USDA nominee Vilsack

By: Alex Gangitano; The Hill Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Tuesday voted against Tom Vilsack to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), making him the first senator who caucuses with the Democrats to vote against a Biden Cabinet nominee. Sanders joined six Republicans in opposing Vilsack, who ran the agency for all eight years of the Obama administration. “I like Tom and I’ve known him

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Leahy, Sanders vote to convict Trump of inciting insurrection

By: Paul Heintz, VT Digger Vermont’s delegates to the U.S. Senate on Saturday voted to convict former President Donald Trump of inciting a mob of supporters to breach the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in an effort to subvert the certification of the 2020 election.  Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., joined 55 other senators, including seven

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