Sanders Presses Health Officials on Vaccine Availability

By: WCAX News Team; WCAX Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders Wednesday pressed federal health officials on whether Americans will have to pay for a vaccine once one has been approved by the FDA. The Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor and Pensions heard from advisers to the president’s coronavirus response, including National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins and U.S. Surgeon General Jerome

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Senators tell Trump administration to stop forcing payroll tax deferral on federal workers

By: Tony Romm; The Washington Post Top Senators urged the Trump administration on Tuesday to halt its plans to implement a mandatory payroll tax deferral for millions of federal employees, arguing that these workers should not be treated as political “pawns.” The issue stems from an order issued by President Trump in August, which allows participating employers to cease withholding their

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Vermont Pride Week Perseveres Through Pandemic

 Monday kicked off the start of Pride Week in Vermont. The Pride Center Vermont, the organizers of the annual event, says the week is all about feeling heard, feeling seen, and coming together, and they wanted to make sure that the pandemic didn’t silence them. Pride week will certainly look a lot different than it has in years past, but

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Bernie Sanders Tells McConnell to ‘Stop Worrying’ About Billionaire Donors, Pass Stimulus Act

By: James Walker; Newsweek Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) told Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to “stop worrying” about “billionaire campaign contributors” and allow the upper chamber to pass the $3 trillion HEROES Act relief bill. The former Democratic primary candidate called on the top Republican lawmaker to “respond to the needs of working families” and permit a vote on the

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Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Other Top Democrats Demand USPS Board Reverse Chief’s Policy Changes

By: Kevin Breuninger; CNBC Leading Democratic senators called for the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors on Monday to reverse sweeping operational changes implemented by new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy — and remove him if he doesn’t comply. The cost-cutting measures put in place by DeJoy, a major donor to Republicans and committees supporting President Donald Trump’s reelection, have been blamed for reports

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Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill to Provide ‘Masks for All’

By: Gregory Krieg; CNN Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will introduce a bill on Tuesday that would provide high quality, reusable masks to every American. Sanders is unveiling the legislation, which has dozens of Democratic cosponsors in the House and Senate, on the day after Donald Trump Jr. tweeted out a video featuring what appears to be a doctor claiming a cocktail of drugs,

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