Bill to Create a Millionaires Surtax and End Tax Breaks for Big Oil WASHINGTON, March 10 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today introduced The Emergency Deficit Reduction Act that would establish a surtax on millionaires and eliminate tax breaks for big oil and gas companies. Sanders, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, said any proposal to fund the government
“Last month, the Republican-led House of Representatives voted to completely eliminate federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). Let me assure you that I will do everything I can to oppose this misguided Republican initiative and make certain that the CPB continues to receive adequate funding. For more than 40 years, CPB has provided funding for vital educational,
WASHINGTON, March 9 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today welcomed a commitment by the Smithsonian Institution to sell only made-in-America products at a gift shop in the National Museum of American History. Museum executives also told Sanders they will seek more American suppliers for the merchandise – everything from flags to coffee mugs to souvenir busts of American presidents –
WASHINGTON, March 9 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today made the following statement following Senate votes on competing spending proposals: “This country has a very serious deficit crisis and it must be addressed in a fair and sensible way. “I voted against the Republican proposal because it made devastating cuts to Head Start,
WASHINGTON, March 7 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today that Congress must balance spending cuts with additional revenue to reduce deficits. “It would be morally wrong for the United States to balance the budget on the backs of the most vulnerable people in our society while asking nothing from the wealthiest,” Sanders said. A member of the Senate Budget Committee, Sanders proposed a millionaires’ surtax.