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House Budget Committee Aug 19
🚨BREAKING 🚨 Chairman just sent a letter w/ to expressing deep concern over the Trump admin’s reported attempts to bypass Congress & rescind foreign aid
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Senate Budget Committee Mar 13
Replying to @SenateBudget
Today at 2:30 ET, watch the Administration try to defend the before the Committee.
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Senate Budget Committee Mar 13
The is breathtaking in its degree of cruelty and filled with broken promises. Read ’ report here:
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Senate Budget Committee Feb 19
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A strong labor movement is the single best way to help workers. As the share of workers in a union and the number of strikes have fallen, so has the share of income going to the bottom 90 percent of households.
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Senate Budget Committee Feb 19
The good news is 2018 was an excellent year for labor. More workers are using their collective bargaining power and going on strike than in a few decades. The bad news is union strength pales in comparison to decades past.
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Senate Budget Committee Jan 22
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These losses add up over time. It's not just $8,556 in 2015. It's also $8,286 in 2014, etc. Due to the increase in inequality, the average household in the bottom 99% that worked from 2010-2015 is out nearly $45,000. Those that worked from 1990-2015 are out more than $145,000.
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Senate Budget Committee Jan 22
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The richest's greed comes at a direct cost to workers. Because they're taking more & more of the pie, money that should be flowing to workers instead is taken by the rich. If inequality hadn't grown, the average household in the bottom 99% would've earned $8,556 more in 2015.
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Senate Budget Committee Jan 22
The richest Americans have been eating up more and more of the total income in the country. In 1979, the top 1 percent took home 10.1 percent of all income. By 2015, that had nearly doubled, reaching 18.6 percent.
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Senate Budget Committee Jan 18
Union members earn $1,051 a week on average compared to $860 for non-members. But new data out today show union membership is barely half of what it was 35 years ago. To increase workers’ wages, we must strengthen unions and restore bargaining power to workers.
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Senate Budget Committee Jan 11
Senate Republicans today introduced a bill to prevent future shutdowns. Their plan: Massive, automatic cuts to essential programs like Head Start, WIC, and LIHEAP.
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Senate Budget Committee Jan 7
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Tax cuts for the wealthy – in addition to a decline in union strength – have caused egregious levels of income inequality. We must ensure both the economy and the tax code work for everyone, not just the richest among us.
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Senate Budget Committee Jan 7
The US tax code used to tax the richest much, much more than it does now. Research shows high taxes on the richest decreases pre-tax income inequality, ensuring money instead flows to workers. It's not a radical idea to tax the millionaires and billionaires the way we used to.
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House Budget Committee 18 Sep 17
. @NancyPelosi & ask for full report on Graham-Cassidy before GOP rushes vote.
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Bernie Sanders 5 Jan 17
Mr. Trump must say clearly that he'll veto legislation that cuts Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security. He can even do it through a tweet.
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Bernie Sanders 4 Jan 17
Millions of people voted for Mr. Trump believing that he would keep his word and not cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
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Bernie Sanders 4 Jan 17
Health care is a right. I hoped Republicans believe that but instead they're trying to take health care away from millions of Americans.
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Senate Budget Committee 12 Jul 16
On July 12, 1974 the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, creating the Senate Budget Committee, was signed into law.
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Senate Budget Committee 10 May 16
The top 25 hedge fund managers make 1.5x more than the combined salary of all 158k kindergarten teachers.
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Good Jobs Nation 25 Apr 16
Senate food service workers thank for supporting a $15 & a Union EO!
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Mark Warner 9 Feb 16
. Dems are protesting unprecedented decision not to hold a hearing on the President's budget request:
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