San­ders: Lis­ten to the Amer­i­can Peo­ple

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Wash­ing­ton, DC

Sen. Bernie San­ders (I-Vt.) said yes­ter­day that a spe­cial con­gres­sional com­mit­tee meet­ing for the first time on Wed­nes­day should do what Amer­i­cans clearly want and come up with a bud­get to pro­mote jobs and the econ­omy with­out cut­ting So­cial Se­cu­rity, Medi­care, Med­i­caid and other ben­e­fits for work­ing fam­i­lies.

“At a time when less than 10 per­cent of the Amer­i­can peo­ple ap­prove of the job that Congress is do­ing, I be­lieve it’s time that we started to lis­ten to what the Amer­i­can peo­ple want us to do,” San­ders said.

A mem­ber of the Se­nate Bud­get Com­mit­tee, San­ders was ap­pointed to the joint Se­nate and House con­fer­ence com­mit­tee that is as­signed to come up with a long-term bud­get plan by Dec. 13 in or­der to avert another gov­ern­ment shut­down.

San­ders said Congress should lis­ten to Amer­i­cans who say in poll af­ter poll that cre­at­ing jobs and im­prov­ing the econ­omy should be the top pri­or­ity for Congress. “Jobs

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