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Bernie Sanders

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, is the longest-serving independent in congressional history.

Vermont/DC

Joined on 7 April, 2009

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/

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Thank you to the Congressional Progressive Caucus for their extraordinary effort in passing the American Rescue Plan, which is the most significant legislation for working people in the modern history of this country. Without them, this bill is not possible.

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56 years after Bloody Sunday, we remember those who put everything on the line for democracy, equality and freedom. We must honor their legacy by passing legislation to protect and expand voting rights for generations to come.

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Today, we are beginning to restore faith in our government amongst our people. They are hurting, and we are responding.

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As Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, I am proud that we passed the American Rescue Plan, which, in my view, is the most significant piece of legislation to benefit working families in the modern history of this country.

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The American people are hurting, and this comprehensive plan goes a long way to addressing the myriad crises that we face.

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This package, among many other things, increases direct payments by $1400, extends unemployment benefits, reduces child poverty by half, ensures we are vaccinating as many people as possible, and puts us on a path to safely reopen schools.

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It is not acceptable to me that half of our people are living paycheck to paycheck. We need an economy that works for all of us. To do that, we must increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour and give 32 million Americans a raise.

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The American people are reaching out to us. They are saying, "we are hurting." When people are hurting in a democratic society, government is supposed to respond to their pain. If we can't stand up for the working families that we represent, we don't deserve to be here.

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If any Senator believes this is the last time they will cast a vote on whether or not to give a raise to 32 million Americans, they are sorely mistaken. We’re going to keep bringing it up, and we’re going to get it done because it is what the American people demand and need.

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Replying to @SEIU: Thank you, @SenSanders for recognizing the hard work of SEIU members and leaders in the @fightfor15 & a Union, who have fought ti…

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Replying to @civilrightsorg: .@SenSanders: It's supported "by groups like The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. They understand that…

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.@SenSanders: It's supported "by groups like The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. They understand that if we’re going to improve the standard of living of the African American community, we ought to raise that minimum wage.”

That's right. Time to #RaiseTheWage.

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Thank you, @SenSanders for recognizing the hard work of SEIU members and leaders in the @fightfor15 & a Union, who have fought tirelessly to #RaiseTheWage.

It's time for Senate to make it happen. #RespectProtectPayUs

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In this moment of unprecedented crises, the Senate must respond through unprecedented action. We must put the needs of working families ahead of the needs of the wealthy and powerful. That is what this reconciliation bill is all about.

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This morning, there will be a vote on the floor of the U.S. Senate to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. As I’ve said for years, it is time to end starvation wages in this country.

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It is time to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The working class is demanding it.

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70 percent of tipped workers are women. They suffer from the highest rates of sexual harassment of workers in any industry. The time is NOW to end the tipped minimum wage of $2.13 an hour.

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In the midst of the worst economic, healthcare and educational crises in the modern history of our country, when we need to respond with urgency, the Republicans are now wasting 5 hours on the Senate floor by forcing the reading of the 628-page American Rescue Plan.

This shows the contempt Republicans have for the needs of working class Americans.

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Replying to @civilrightsorg: As @SenSanders just said on the Senate floor, we support his amendment to include a minimum wage increase in the reconc…

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I'd love to hear anyone in the Congress tell me they can live on $7.25 an hour. Guess what? They can't! It is time to raise the minimum wage to a living wage of $15 an hour.

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As @SenSanders just said on the Senate floor, we support his amendment to include a minimum wage increase in the reconciliation bill.

Raising the minimum wage is a racial justice, gender justice, and disability justice issue, and we urge all senators to support it. #RaiseTheWage

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