By: Steven Greenhouse; The Guardian Senator Bernie Sanders says the widespread suffering caused by the pandemic-induced economic crisis has made it “morally imperative” to increase the US’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. And in an interview with the Guardian, Sanders and other lawmakers pushing for a higher minimum wage say the chances of enacting a $15 minimum are better than ever
By: Jolie Sherman; ABC 10 Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says the U.S. House set an important precedent Wednesday night, showing the country that inciting violence is an impeachable offense. In a one-on-one interview, Sanders said Trump could have said more to condemn those who participated in the insurrection. “This President should have been and should be much more aggressive and say, ‘Hey, stay out of Washington D.C.
By: Benjamin Fearnow; Newsweek Republicans are stoking concerns this week as “socialist” Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is set to be the next chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, reigniting a longtime GOP fear that Sanders mocked Sunday as he vowed to reduce military spending while boosting corporate tax revenue. The Vermont Independent and current ranking member of the powerful budget committee posted a video
By: Luke Savage; Jacobin There continue to be plenty of reasons for skepticism about the incoming Democratic administration and its plans, despite the party’s newly secured Senate majority. For one thing, despite containing some encouraging elements, Joe Biden this week signaled his intention to seek Republican votes for his COVID relief package — a move that will almost certainly water down the
By: WCAX News Team; WCAX BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Following the historic second impeachment of President Trump Wednesday, all eyes are on the Senate and the upcoming trial. Vermont Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders agree that the president should have been impeached and hope that the trial moves quickly. Sanders says it’s all about establishing a precedent to show
The Senate Budget Committee’s new chair is an unabashed progressive and self-described democratic socialist prepared to be as “aggressive” as he possibly can with budget tactics to help Democrats and President-elect Joe Biden enact their sweeping agenda. Under a narrow Democratic majority in the Senate, Bernie Sanders will oversee budget and spending work, including the procedural power of budget reconciliation the majority