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Sanders: Senate Dems Could Use Budget Reconciliation to Pass Biden’s $1.9 Trillion CCP Virus Relief Plan

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Sanders: Senate Dems Could Use Budget Reconciliation to Pass Biden’s $1.9 Trillion CCP Virus Relief Plan

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the incoming Senate Budget Committee chairman, said Sunday that Senate Democrats may utilize the budget reconciliation process to quickly pass a COVID-19 relief bill, if Republicans refuse to back President Joe Biden’s plans. “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,” Sanders, a democratic socialist, told CNN’s Dana Bash on “State of the Union.” The Biden administration has proposed a $1.9 trillion relief package that includes items like more money for vaccines, an extra $1,400 in stimulus checks on top of the $600 checks already approved, and increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour. But some Republicans have already voiced their reluctance, panning the new proposal as an expensive, unworkable liberal wish-list. Others like Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) are worried about the debt. “Spending and borrowing …

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