What’s Senator Sanders Doing:
Speaking to constituents in Vermont Monday, Sanders admitted that the bill is unlikely to pass the Republican-controlled Congress or be signed by President Trump.
“If we pass this thing, it’s not going to be tomorrow, it would be the most significant step forward legislatively since I suspect the creation of Social Security in the 1930s. It’s a big deal,” he said, according to The Associated Press.
* Sen. Bernie Sanders will be in Indianapolis on Monday to attend a rally focused on jobs and the economy.
“What we’re doing is trying to get people together and get them to realize what is happening in this country with the loss of jobs,” Jones said. “No matter if it’s to Mexico or to China or to wherever, we are losing good-paying jobs, and some of these companies responsible are being rewarded with government contracts.
“What we want to do is hold some of the politicians accountable for some of the campaign promises made and bring attention to the fact that something needs to change.”
* Sen. Bernie Sanders, the former Democratic presidential candidate, will join U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. for a town hall meeting in Detroit next week to discuss healthcare and jobs.
A single-payer health care system is likely to be on the agenda. It was at the core of the Vermont independent’s 2016 campaign, and Conyers, the Detroit Democrat, has introduced Medicare-for-all legislation every Congress since 2003.