- Under the leadership of incoming chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the Senate Budget Committee has already begun work on a resolution that would jumpstart the process of moving a relief package through reconciliation, which would not require Republican support.
- “People can talk to whoever they want to talk to, but this country faces enormous crises,” Sanders said Tuesday. “Elections have consequences. We’re in the majority, and we’ve got to act.”
- Given the persistent spread of the deadly coronavirus and still-deteriorating economic conditions, progressives have warned Biden against wasting precious time reaching out to Republicans who are openly hostile to his agenda and averse to spending what experts say is necessary to bring the U.S. out of deep recession.
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