Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has signaled he and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) are pursuing a workaround to raise the federal minimum wage to $15. Wyden’s announcement comes after the Senate parliamentarian ruled that a proposal from House Democrats to raise the minimum wage did not meet special budgetary rules.
“Fox and Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade criticized efforts to raise the federal minimum wage, which has remained at $7.25 an hour for more than a decade, the longest amount of time without an increase.
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressional Democrats will announce a $15 minimum wage bill during a video conference at 11:30 a.m. EST today.
The Raise the Wage Act “would increase the federal minimum wage to $15 in five steps over the next four years, increasing pay for nearly 32 million workers,” according to a press release.
Senator Bernie Sanders will campaign for Joe Biden in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this weekend. The Biden campaign will make a formal announcement later this morning. Sanders will be present at two events in North Side and Rankin. Sanders will be joined by Pennsylvania state Representative Jake Wheatley, a Biden surrogate whose district includes the two aforementioned neighborhoods.
When a candidate wins an election, it is typical that they reward the people that supported them with plum positions in the cabinet. Donald Trump made Jeff Sessions his Attorney General and made Ben Carson the head of Housing and Urban Development.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter the morning after the first presidential debate of the election cycle to claim that no one wants his rival, Democrat Joe Biden, to lead the country, saying he disrespected Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (I), with whom Biden has worked on the policy that shaped his campaign’s platform.
Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer want the Senate to create a special committee in advance of the November elections in order to guarantee their “security and legitimacy”.
Schumer, a Democrat and Senate Minority Leader, joined the independent Vermont senator in writing a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Barack Obama has said there’s little difference between Bernie Sanders’ and Joe Biden’s political goals. The former President pointed to their approach to healthcare among other issues.
Nuestro PAC, which along with America’s Progressive Promise, was created by senior aides to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential runs which saw overwhelming support from the Latino community, has released a new ad featuring Democratic National Convention speaker Kristin Urquiza. Urquiza’s father died from the coronavirus earlier this year.
Bernie Sanders has warned that Donald Trump is trying to suppress the vote in November’s presidential election. He pointed to the crisis at the U.S. Postal Service.
The Vermont Senator spoke to Chuck Todd on Meet the Press on Sunday and accused the President of trying to undermine Americans’ ability to vote in 2020.
John Kasich and Bernie Sanders will both make their speeches on the same night of the Democratic National Convention. The decision is being viewed as a show of Joe Biden’s broad support.
The former Republican governor of Ohio and Senator Sanders will speak at the convention on the same evening, according to new reporting from Politico on Friday.
Earlier this morning, President Donald Trump attempted to tie his electoral opponent, former vice president Joe Biden, to the “radical left.” suggesting that Biden’s work with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (I), a noted democratic socialist, on their joint unity task force will mean “The guaranteed destruction of America.”
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (I) rebuked President Donald Trump for his decision to move ahead with a planned rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma this Saturday.
“I find it literally incomprehensible that the president, who is an extraordinary narcissist, is willing to sacrifice the health not only of the people who attend his indoor rally, but those people who come into contact with the people who attend the indoor rally,” Sanders told The Associated Press.
When a reporter asked Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a news conference last Tuesday what he thought about Donald Trump’s threat to use armed forces to suppress the mass protests occurring in the wake of the police murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and in response to unceasing state violence against African Americans, Trudeau’s answer spoke volumes about the global standing of the United States.
Democrats have harshly criticized Donald Trump for threatening to use the U.S. military against protesters. Several high profile lawmakers also expressed anger at events in Washington, D.C.
“Turning the army on protestors is what dictatorships do,” Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy said.
Turning the army on protestors is what dictatorships do.
It’s literally the antithesis of America.
Republicans of good faith and decency need cannot let their party’s position become pushing for an American Tiananmen Square.
In his 1980 campaign against incumbent President Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan famously asked, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?”
The powerful question gave voters clear and focused direction in assessing how well the federal government was supporting and working to improve the everyday lives of Americans.
Former long-time top staffers to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) have launched a super PAC aimed at turning out the Sanders base for Joe Biden.
Last Tuesday, former President Barack Obama gave his much-anticipated endorsement of his former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential candidacy.
The endorsement was expected, of course, despite the wait Obama imposed, which seemed likely attributable to his preference to time his speech in the wake of Bernie Sanders’ own endorsement of Biden, creating a crescendo effect.
Conservative legal scholar Alan Dershowitz has written a bizarre op-ed warning Republicans not to cancel the November elections. The former Harvard professor says doing so could result in a Bernie Sanders presidency.
Dershowitz published the comment piece in The Hill newspaper on Thursday amid some speculation about the 2020 elections. He argues that cancelling the elections would be bad for the GOP and therefore won’t happen.
“What does the Constitution provide in the event that an emergency precludes an election before the end of a president’s term?” he asks.
“It has never happened before, and it probably won’t happen this year,” Dershowitz writes, before diving into the hypothetical.
Dershowitz imagines a scenario where the presidential and congressional elections don’t happen and one third of senate seats go unfilled.
“Unlike when a president is impeached or dies, there is no clear succession plan in place for a situation in which there has been no voting.”
“But there would be no House speaker if there were no election, because there would be no House, all of whose members would be up for election in November,” he writes.
“The terms of all members of the House would end, according to the Constitution, on January 3.”
Dershowitz, who has been a staunch defender of President Donald Trump, goes on to suggest that the remaining two thirds of senators would then be able to choose the president by appointing the president pro tem.
He warns that a Democratic senate majority could choose anyone to fulfill that role – “even Bernie Sanders.”
“This prospect undoubtedly is frightening enough to Republicans to assure that they will do everything in their power not to cancel the 2020 election.”
As experts have already pointed out,
there is no provision for cancelling constitutionally mandated federal elections
Sen. Bernie Sanders has a message for his supporters. It would be irresponsible not to support Joe Biden and work toward progressive policies to defeat Trump.