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Bernie Sanders urges Democrats to pass infrastructure bill without GOP support

Bernie Sanders urges Democrats to pass infrastructure bill without GOP support

5/10/2021 5:02:00 AM
Politics, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Infrastructure Plan, Stimulus Package, Stimulus Checks, Republicans

Bernie Sanders urges Democrats to pass infrastructure bill without GOP support

'If Republicans want to come on board, seriously, great. If not, we're going to do it alone,' Sanders said.

"In general I don't agree with that," Sanders said."The bottom line is the American people want results."The senator also expressed his belief that voters don't care whether Republicans supported the latest round of stimulus checks."Frankly, when people got a, you know, $1,400 check or $5,600 check for their family, they didn't say, 'Oh, I can't cash this check because it was done without any Republican votes,'" he said.

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In an interview on Sunday, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont said Americans want results and they don't care if comes with bipartisan support.Susan Walsh/Getty ImagesBipartisan negotiations over Biden's infrastructure bill have intensified in recent weeks but Democrats have struggled to convince Republicans to support the plan so far.

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Agree. The morons already said that they didn't want to work to help America. Very normal approach! The other guys too busy kissing ass of an incompetent/ idiot! Good. Republicans do not have any interest in doing their job! EndTheFilibusterNow Yeah hurry!!!! He wants his share of the money!!!!! GQP is on a different planet....

Do it. GOPers act in bad faith. Ignore them. They will only water it down to make it ineffectual like every thing they do.

Bernie Sanders impatient with Biden’s quest for GOP support on infrastructureSen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) indicated to 'Axios on HBO' he's already impatient with the White House's quest for Republican support for President Biden's infrastructure package, saying. 'The American people want results' and don't care if these results are achieved with bipartisan votes.Why it matters: The Budget Committee chairman and former presidential rival can cause a lot of headaches for Biden if he so chooses. He controls the budget process Senate Democrats have used to bypass GOP opposition and pass legislation on a pure party-line vote.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeHe's one of the Democrats' key progressive leaders and they can't afford to lose anyone in a 50-50 Senate.Driving the news: To test Sanders' reaction to the White House's thinking on what has broadly been dubbed 'infrastructure' — but in reality is a sweeping social welfare program that goes well beyond what is commonly understood as infrastructure — I asked the Vermont senator to react to a quote from the influential Biden aide Steve Ricchetti.Here's what Ricchetti told the Washington Post: 'We have a little more time for the consideration of this, and the percolation of these proposals, to have broader consultation and dialogue. There's more receptivity on the Republican side to having that dialogue, and they also see the potential to reach some common ground here.'Here's how Sanders reacted: 'In general I don't agree with that. ... The bottom line is the American people want results.''And frankly, when people got a, you know, $1,400 check or $5,600 check for their family, they didn't say, 'Oh, I can't cash this check because it was done without any Republican votes.''The big picture: In the White House's view, this infrastructure package doesn't carry the 'emergency' label in the way the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package did. Aides think it would be harder to defend what they did on that package: ignore the Republican com For fast result, argument is a blockade.

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Mitch McConnell doubts Biden can pass infrastructure without GOP as Manchin dissents'They've got a 50/50 Senate, which means absolutely every single one of them has got to agree,' said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). 🖕

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Bernie Sanders calls out Pelosi, Schumer for supporting 'tax break for rich people'Sen. Bernie Sanders ripped House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for supporting what he agreed is a 'tax break for rich people.' The Bern is Back! Chile will no longer give away its copper, Royaltyfordignity !!! Get real, Congress is part of the “rich people”.

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