Sanders: Proposed five-year SALT cap repeal ‘beyond unacceptable’

By: Jordain Carney; The Hill Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Tuesday fired a warning shot at a five-year repeal of the cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction that Democrats are considering including in their social and climate spending bill. Democrats are eyeing repealing the Trump-era $10,000 cap through 2025, but Sanders, in a statement, called the move “beyond unacceptable.”

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Sanders draws red lines on Medicare expansion, drug pricing plan in spending bill

By: Jordain Carney; The Hill Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said on Tuesday that a deal on President Biden’s spending bill must expand Medicare and include a plan to lower the cost of prescription drugs. “Bottom line is that any reconciliation bill must include serious negotiations on the part of Medicare with the pharmaceutical industry, lower the cost of prescription drugs.

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Bernie Sanders Says Medicare Expansion Will Remain in Spending Bill: ‘Not Coming Out’

By: Christina Zhao; Newsweek Senator Bernie Sanders on Saturday expressed confidence that Medicare expansion of dental, vision and hearing coverage will remain in the Democrats‘ paired-back spending bill amid ongoing negotiations between progressives and moderates in the caucus to iron out sticking points, with a deadline 8 days away. “The expansion of Medicare to cover dental, hearing and vision is one of the

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Bernie Sanders slams the ‘corporate elite’ like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk, who ‘love the idea’ of paying less in taxes

By: Ayelet Sheffey; Business Insider Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders isn’t holding back his thoughts on why Democrats still haven’t come to an agreement on their $3.5 trillion social-spending bill. In a recent opinion piece, he unleashed on lobbyists and billionaires who oppose the spending. “The corporate elite seem to love the idea that billionaires have a lower effective tax rate than

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Sanders blaming spending bill delay on corporate lobbying

By: Caroline Vakil; The Hill Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday said that efforts to finalize and vote on a roughly $3.5 trillion dollar Democratic spending bill is being delayed because of corporate lobbying. In a new op-ed published on Fox News, Sanders blamed the delay on the “human infrastructure” bill on lobbying efforts from the pharmaceutical industry, private health insurance companies and the

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