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Sen. Bernie Sanders Touts $3.5 Trillion Spending Bill in Conservative and Swing States

HeadlineAug 30, 2021

Senator Bernie Sanders was in Michigan, Iowa and Indiana over the weekend to push Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending bill in town halls and other events with voters. Sanders, chair of the Senate Budget Committee, said he wanted to speak directly to working people about how the bill will impact them and their communities by investing in child care, workers’ rights, free community college, and creating well-paid, union jobs that will help combat the climate crisis.

Sen. Bernie Sanders: “This bill will put hundreds of billions of dollars into transforming transportation in this country, make our homes and buildings more energy efficient, make agriculture greener. And also, on top of all of that, we are going to put many billions of dollars into a Civilian Climate Corps.”

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