By Jeff Stein, The Washington Post The White House is studying a range of potential responses to rising gas prices as top Democrats in Congress push the administration to embrace a new tax on large corporate profits ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. With the price of gas jumping after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and remaining high, Biden administration officials
By Sharon Zhang, Truthout Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) called for medical debt to be abolished on Monday in response to news that the country’s three largest credit agencies will be removing paid-off medical debt from credit reports. Experian, Equifax and TransUnion announced last week that credit reports will no longer include medical debt that went to collections after it’s been paid off.
By Shron Zhang, Truthout As former CEO Howard Schultz takes the helm once again at Starbucks, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) has demanded that the company “do the right thing” and allow employees to exercise their legal right to organize. On Tuesday, Sanders wrote a letter to Schultz demanding that the company step out of the way of unionizing workers. He emphasized that
By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday said he intends to reintroduce Medicare for All legislation in the U.S. Senate in the coming days as the Biden administration moves ahead with a Medicare privatization scheme and millions of Americans remain at imminent risk of losing their insurance once pandemic protections expire. “In the midst of the current set of horrors
By Sue Allen, The Bennington Banner WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) applauded the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s recent announcement that, this year, a record $740 million will be released to the National Housing Trust Fund (HTF) to build, preserve and rehabilitate affordable rental housing for low-income families — $29 million more than was allocated in 2021. The National Housing
By Olafimihan Oshin, The Hill Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called for Congress to end Major League Baseball’s antitrust exemption Thursday as news broke that the league and players have reached a labor deal to end a months-long lockout. “I’m delighted to see an agreement reached so that the Major League Baseball season can start. But the recent and unacceptable behavior of MLB’s owners