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Privacy Advocates Herald Bill to Curb Corporate Use of 'Enormously Invasive' Facial Recognition Technology
"Do we really want to live under constant surveillance by unaccountable corporations?" said Sen. Bernie Sanders. "I don't."
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'For a Greener Future': Omar, Sanders Lead Bill to End Destructive Taxpayer Subsidies for Fossil Fuels
"We need more safe, healthy, good paying jobs—not more corporate polluter giveaways."
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'This Has to Stop': Oregon Senators Unveil Amendment to Bar Trump From Sending Secret Police Into US Cities
"What we're seeing in my hometown is authoritarian brutality unleashed against peaceful protesters," said Sen. Ron Wyden.
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Oregon Senator Vows Amendment to Bar Trump From Sending "Paramilitary Squads Onto America's Streets"
'We won't let these authoritarian tactics stand."
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'This Bill Should Immediately Pass': Applause for New US Legislation to Ban Facial Recognition
"No one should have to fear the government tracking and identifying their face wherever they go."
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A healthcare worker takes a nasal swab sample from a resident to test for Covid-19 at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City on May 13, 2020. News
Sanders Bill Would Expand Medicare During Covid-19 Crisis Instead of Costlier Plan to Prop Up Private Insurers
"No one in this country should be afraid to go to the doctor because of the cost—especially during a pandemic."
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Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) (L) speaks during a press conference following a vote in the House on ending U.S. military involvement in the war in Yemen on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on April 4, 2019. News
100+ Lawmakers Demand Moratorium on Utility Shutoffs to Ensure Access to Services 'Essential to Survive' During Coronavirus Crisis
"There is absolutely no excuse left for Congress to exclude basic human needs from the next coronavirus stimulus package, or in general," said Food & Water Action's Rianna Eckel.
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Progressive Lawmakers Demand Nationwide Moratorium on 'Cruel and Dangerous' Evictions Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
"Evicting families puts their health at risk, imposes trauma on and disrupts the education of their children, and exacerbates the risk of outbreak in their communities," said Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and other lawmakers.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) News
Over 570 Groups Endorse Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez's Fracking Ban Act as 'Essential and Urgent Climate Action'
"The path to a Green New Deal starts with bold action to restrict the supply of fossil fuels, and that is precisely why a ban on fracking is an absolute necessity."
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Sanders Takes Aim at Corporate Polluters With Bill to Clean Up Toxic 'Forever Chemicals' in Drinking Water
"Congress must pass this legislation to put an end to corporate stonewalling and criminal behavior and tackle this public health crisis."
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