Sanders blasts McConnell over blocking $2K relief payments

By: WCAX News Team; WCAX WASHINGTON (WCAX) – For the second day in a row, Senator Bernie Sanders Thursday pushed for sending $2,000 in direct relief payments to Americans despite Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saying there is “no realistic path” to pass a stand-alone bill. McConnell has said he is opposed to the idea, saying many Americans haven’t been economically affected

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Bernie Sanders Is Fighting for a $2,000 Check for You on the Senate Floor

By: David Sirota; Jacobin For most of the last few decades, budget standoffs in Washington tended to follow the same script: Republicans threatened to block some domestic spending bill or fully shut down the government unless Democrats agreed to let the GOP own the libs with something bad like a JPMorgan giveaway, a tax break for the rich, or a draconian cut to

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How Bernie Sanders plans to force a vote on $2,000 Covid-19 relief checks

By: Ian Millhiser; Vox In just over three weeks, Donald Trump will no longer be president, but he’s spent his last month in office sowing discord. His latest chaos muppetry — a demand that Congress increase the latest round of stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000 — has now given Democrats a slim chance to deliver more aid to Americans. And, barring that,

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Bernie Sanders to Push for Third Stimulus Check, Says $600 Second Round Not Enough

By: Jacob Jarvis, Newsweek Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VM) has vowed to push for more COVID-19 relief in January, including a third round of stimulus checks, after insisting the latest agreement does “not go anywhere near far enough.” The fresh package includes $600 direct payments, but Sanders had pushed for another round of $1,200 checks. “While including these payments ultimately improved this bill, given the

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Bernie Sanders: ‘Democracy Has Gotten a Reprieve With Biden’s Victory. That’s All It Is.’

By: John Nichols, The Nation This Q&A was excerpted from an hour-long conversation between Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Nation National Affairs Correspondent John Nichols during the first-ever Nation Festival. Access the full video archive of the Nation Festival now, including this interview. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders joined the first-ever Nation Festival in mid-November, along with Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir of Iceland, author Naomi Klein, Black Lives Matter cofounder Alicia

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