Sunday, April 18, 2021

Tag: Bernie Sanders

Sanders wants big oil CEOs to testify at Senate climate hearing

“These companies are producing a significant percentage of the carbon that we use, which is destroying our planet, and we want to know what they are doing to transform their companies away from fossil fuel.”

Pressed by Sanders, Democrats aim to lower Medicare eligibility age in...

"In the rescue plan, we were able to take a major step forward in lowering child poverty—very important. Now I want to deal with issues facing seniors as well."

Sanders bill would hike taxes on big corporations that pay CEOs...

"We need to take dramatic steps to address wealth inequality in this country and discouraging massive executive payouts is a good place to start."

‘Total hypocrisy!’ Sanders rips GOP for pushing estate tax repeal while...

“While Senate Republicans told us we cannot afford to provide $1,400 direct payments to the working class, they had no problem introducing a bill this week to repeal the estate tax.”

‘We need a people’s vaccine, not a profit vaccine’: Sanders urges...

“Ending this pandemic requires collaboration, solidarity, and empathy. It requires a very different mindset—a mindset that puts people over profits at every turn.”

‘Outrageous’: Sanders rips Netanyahu for sending Covid vaccines to foreign allies...

The U.S. senator from Vermont denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for sending spare vaccines overseas “while so many Palestinians in the occupied territories are still waiting.”

Sanders ‘confident’ $15 minimum wage possible through Senate reconciliation

"I'm confident that the parliamentarian will advise next week that we can raise the minimum wage through the reconciliation process."

‘Biggest risk’ for Democrats on minimum wage, says top Sanders aide,...

With the White House and legislative branch under their control, says Warren Gunnels, Democrats “must win” fight on behalf of working people.

‘Now is not the time to count pennies’: Sanders says GOP...

“What the Republicans are talking about is just totally inadequate to meet the unprecedented crises that we’re facing.”

Budget chair Sanders dares GOP to criticize him for using reconciliation...

"You did it, we're gonna do it, but we're gonna do it to protect ordinary people, not just the rich and the powerful."

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Biden refuses to shut down Dakota Access Pipeline

We will do our very best to see this pipeline removed, our water protected, and our sacred lands healed."

Lawsuit filed after police fracture elderly woman’s arm on video

“This is not community policing. This is community terrorism.”

Private security firm accused of working illegally to protect oil and gas pipelines in...

Leighton, which is based in Texas, has also been accused of operating without a license in North Dakota, Michigan, Iowa, and Ohio.

Medical examiner accused of covering up police killing in Maryland becomes witness for Derek...

Dr. David Fowler contradicted most other expert witnesses in the trial and suggested heart trouble and other issues, not the police restraint, caused George Floyd’s death.

New study finds undisclosed ingredients in Roundup lethal to bumblebees

"Will the Biden administration fix this problem, or will it allow the EPA to continue its past practice of ignoring the real-world harms of pesticides?"