Bernie Sanders said he would vote against the bipartisan $908 billion stimulus bill 'unless it is significantly improved'
Added 12-05-20 01:14:02am EST - “"I will not support Manchin-Romney in its current form," Sen. Bernies Sanders wrote. "We must fight together to improve it."” - Businessinsider.com
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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Bernie Sanders said he would vote against the bipartisan $908 billion stimulus bill 'unless it is significantly improved'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
Sen. Bernie Sanders said Friday that he "can't support" the $908 billion bipartisan stimulus deal "unless it is significantly improved."
The senator from Vermont slammed the bipartisan bill in a chain of tweets Friday night, writing that the proposed bill "provides 100% legal immunity to corporations whose irresponsibility led to the deaths of hundreds of workers."
"It would continue to provide a get-out-of-jail free card to companies that put the lives of their workers at risk," he wrote, adding that at least $1,200 stimulus checks were necessary "to pay the rent and feed their families."
Read more: The $908 billion coronavirus stimulus deal could be the next one Congress passes: Here's what's in the relief package and what you could get
The bipartisan bill was led by GOP Sens. Mitt Romney and Susan Collins, as well as Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia. House Democrats recently came out in favor of the coronavirus relief package to end the lame-duck session and get federal aid out to Americans quickly.
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