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Sanders, Grassley, Wyden, Lee Make Bipartisan Push to End Wasteful Pentagon Spending

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2021 – Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Mike Lee (R-Utah) Wednesday introduced the Audit the Pentagon Act of 2021, which would require the Department of Defense (DOD) to finally pass a full independent audit beginning in fiscal year 2022. Under the bill, each branch of the military and part of the DOD […]

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Minimum Wage Too Low to Keep Working Families Out of Poverty, New GAO Report Finds

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2017 – The federal minimum wage is leaving millions of families in poverty, according to a new study prepared by the Government Accountability Office for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). While 20 percent of working families earning the $7.25 minimum wage or below live in poverty, 13 percent of families with a worker earning up […]