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Sanders says Democrats can't 'wait weeks and weeks' to gain Republican support to pass COVID-19 relief and should use reconciliation to avoid the filibuster

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday said that Democrats must act quickly in passing a COVID-19 relief package now that President Joe Biden has assumed office and Democrats narrowly control both the House and Senate.
"Well, I don't know what the word compromise means," Sanders, , an Independent from Vermont, told CNN's Dana Bash during an appearance on "State of the Union" when asked about finding a common ground with Republicans on relief. "I know that working families are living today in more economic desperation since the great depression. If Republicans are willing to...
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Bernie Sanders: Dems will use reconciliation to pass Covid relief ‘as soon as we possibly can'

Bernie Sanders: Dems will use reconciliation to pass Covid relief ‘as soon as we possibly can'

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday said Senate Democrats would pass a Covid-19 relief bill as soon as possible through budget reconciliation, which would allow the package to pass with a simple majority vote rather than with the support of 60 senators.
“We are going to use reconciliation, that is 50 votes in the Senate plus the vice president, to pass legislation desperately needed by working families in this country right now,” the Vermont senator told CNN's Dana Bash on “State of the Union” on Sunday. The new Senate stands on 50-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris as the tiebreaking vote...
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