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For Immediate Release

Sanders Statement on Thursday Infrastructure Bill Vote


Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Tuesday issued the following statement ahead of a planned Thursday vote in the House of Representatives on the infrastructure bill:

"Let's be crystal clear. If the bipartisan infrastructure bill is passed on its own on Thursday, this will be in violation of an agreement that was reached within the Democratic Caucus in Congress. More importantly, it will end all leverage that we have to pass a major reconciliation bill. That means there will be no serious effort to address the long-neglected crises facing the working families of our country, the children, the elderly, the sick and the poor. It also means that Congress will continue to ignore the existential threat to our country and planet with regard to climate change. I strongly urge my House colleagues to vote against the bipartisan infrastructure bill until Congress passes a strong reconciliation bill."

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