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FOX News
Oregon Dems push phony precedent to block Ninth Circuit Court nomineeto picks for the U.S. Circuit Court, according to records viewed by the Washing
FOX News / Posted 2 hours ago
to picks for the U.S. Circuit Court, according to records viewed by the Washington Free Beacon. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley alerted the White House that they would be blocking the nomination of Oregon native Ryan Bounds for a seat on... Read more
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FOX News
Oregon Dems push phony precedent to block Ninth Circuit Court nomineeto picks for the U.S. Circuit Court, according to records viewed by the Washing
FOX News / Posted 2 hours ago
to picks for the U.S. Circuit Court, according to records viewed by the Washington Free Beacon. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley alerted the White House that they would be blocking the nomination of Oregon native Ryan Bounds for a seat on... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Democrats fire back at Republicans calling for obscure 'blue slip' process to be changed for Trump's benefitsaid he could not support Stras, nominated by Trump in March, after studying hi
Stamford Advocate / Posted yesterday
said he could not support Stras, nominated by Trump in March, after studying his record. Franken was followed by Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden of Oregon later in the same week. The Oregon Democrats announced they would block Ryan Bounds, an... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Democrats fire back at Republicans calling for obscure 'blue slip' process to be changed for Trump's benefitsaid he could not support Stras, nominated by Trump in March, after studying hi
Connecticut Post / Posted yesterday
said he could not support Stras, nominated by Trump in March, after studying his record. Franken was followed by Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden of Oregon later in the same week. The Oregon Democrats announced they would block Ryan Bounds, an... Read more
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Business Insider
Democrats fire back at Republicans calling for obscure 'blue slip' process to be changed for Trump's benefitsaid he could not support Stras, nominated by Trump in March, after studying hi
Business Insider / Posted yesterday
said he could not support Stras, nominated by Trump in March, after studying his record. Franken was followed by Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden of Oregon later in the same week. The Oregon Democrats announced they would block Ryan Bounds, an... Read more
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FOX 12 Oregon
Senators call for trains with hazardous materials to stop in Gorge due to wildfiresSenators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are calling for a stoppage of trains transp
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 3 days ago
Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are calling for a stoppage of trains transporting hazardous materials in the Gorge due to wildfires. The U.S. senators sent a letter Thursday to Burlington Northern Santa Fe CEO Matthew Rose. They praised BNSF... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
The Senate might clear the biggest roadblock Trump faces in cementing a key part of his legacyin March, after studying his record, and would not return a blue slip to the co
Stamford Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
in March, after studying his record, and would not return a blue slip to the committee. Franken was followed by Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden of Oregon later in the same week. The Oregon Democrats announced they would block Ryan Bounds, an... Read more
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Connecticut Post
The Senate might clear the biggest roadblock Trump faces in cementing a key part of his legacyin March, after studying his record, and would not return a blue slip to the co
Connecticut Post / Posted 3 days ago
in March, after studying his record, and would not return a blue slip to the committee. Franken was followed by Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden of Oregon later in the same week. The Oregon Democrats announced they would block Ryan Bounds, an... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Medicare-For-All: Open Rebellion, Paid Politicians & Net Family Savingsreform was strongly considered. Among the proposals was "strong reform" support
Op-Ed News / Posted 4 days ago
reform was strongly considered. Among the proposals was "strong reform" supported by a large group of senators led by Jeff Merkley, and "weak reform" -- or no reform at all -- supported by a group of the most senior senators in the Party.... Read more
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Business Insider
One of the biggest battles in Washington involves a century-old tradition and Trump's quest to remake the courtsin March, after studying his record, and would not return a blue slip to the co
Business Insider / Posted 4 days ago
in March, after studying his record, and would not return a blue slip to the committee. Franken was followed by Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden of Oregon later in the same week. The Oregon Democrats announced they would block Ryan Bounds, an... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
How Bernie Sanders is cultivating California for 2020and Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kirsten Gillibrand of N
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 5 days ago
and Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Jeff Merkley of Oregon. As they spoke about the need for the bill, a top priority of DeMoro’s nurses, she imagined onlookers... Read more
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EuroNews
Trump Pick for EPA Chemical Safety Under Fire for Industry Tiesrecord of consistently claiming that these chemicals are much safer than indepe
EuroNews / Posted 5 days ago
record of consistently claiming that these chemicals are much safer than independent scientists have determined," said Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., who's on the Senate committee that's considering Dourson's nomination. The nomination comes at a... Read more
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FOX 12 Oregon
Wyden, Merkley announce $1M in wildfire relief funding for ODOTgrant for the Oregon Department of Transportation Tuesday to help with the clea
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 5 days ago
grant for the Oregon Department of Transportation Tuesday to help with the cleanup of destructive wildfires. U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden announced the grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. “As our state... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Why President Trump Should Support Single-Payer HealthcareKamala Harris (D-Calif.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Mazie Hirono (Hawaii), Patr
Op-Ed News / Posted 6 days ago
Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Mazie Hirono (Hawaii), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and... Read more
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OregonLive.com
White House hits back at Oregon's senators over appeals court nominationa young, politically conservative federal prosecutor, for the 9th U.S. Circuit
OregonLive.com / Posted 6 days ago
a young, politically conservative federal prosecutor, for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, both Democrats, want U.S. District Judge Marco A. Hernandez, a Republican, for the vacancy. Wyden and Merkley... Read more
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MLive.com
Where Michigan's U.S. House and Senate Democrats stand on single-payer health careKamala Harris, D-Calif., Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Patri
MLive.com / Posted 8 days ago
Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Edward Markey, D-Mass., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Tom Udall, D-N.M., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and... Read more
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The News & Observer
The Democrats have become socialistsof the single-payer movement for government-run universal health care. “I’m al
The News & Observer / Posted 8 days ago
of the single-payer movement for government-run universal health care. “I’m all in on this. Thank you, Bernie,” said Sen. Jeff Merkley (Ore.). Gillibrand (N.Y.): “I will be standing with Bernie.” Warren (Mass.): “I want to say thank you to... Read more
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The Columbian
Milbank: Did you notice? The Democrats have become socialiststhe rollout event in one of the largest hearing rooms on Capitol Hill. “I’m al
The Columbian / Posted 8 days ago
the rollout event in one of the largest hearing rooms on Capitol Hill. “I’m all in on this. Thank you, Bernie,” said Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon. Gillibrand (N.Y.): “I will be standing with Bernie.” Warren (Mass.): “I want to say thank you to... Read more
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Boston Globe
Not everyone agrees on Bernie Sanders’ health care plan. But everyone wants to vote on itFor Sanders — along with Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kamala Harris of Ca
Boston Globe / Posted 9 days ago
For Sanders — along with Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kamala Harris of California, Cory Booker of New Jersey, and Jeff Merkley of Oregon — voting for the bill allows them to play to the progressive base, whose support they will need in the... Read more
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The Monterey County Herald
Dana Milbank: The Democrats have become socialistsof the single-payer movement for government-run universal health care. “I’m al
The Monterey County Herald / Posted 10 days ago
of the single-payer movement for government-run universal health care. “I’m all in on this. Thank you, Bernie,” said Sen. Jeff Merkley (Ore.). Gillibrand (N.Y.): “I will be standing with Bernie.” Warren (Mass.): “I want to say thank you to... Read more
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Dover Post
Carper, Environment and Public Works Committee Democrats send letter to EPAreductions,” the senators wrote. Carper was joined by Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Mary
Dover Post / Posted 10 days ago
reductions,” the senators wrote. Carper was joined by Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland; Sheldon Whitehouse, D-Rhode Island; Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon; Cory Booker, D-New Jersey; and Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois. The text of the letter is available at... Read more
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Smyrna Clayton Sun Times
Carper, Environment and Public Works Committee Democrats send letter to EPAreductions,” the senators wrote. Carper was joined by Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Mary
Smyrna Clayton Sun Times / Posted 10 days ago
reductions,” the senators wrote. Carper was joined by Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland; Sheldon Whitehouse, D-Rhode Island; Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon; Cory Booker, D-New Jersey; and Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois. The text of the letter is available at... Read more
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The Washington Times
Grassley undecided on how to resolve ‘blue slip’ judicial holdupspolicy both home-state senators are supposed to acquiesce. Soon after Mr. Fran
The Washington Times / Posted 10 days ago
policy both home-state senators are supposed to acquiesce. Soon after Mr. Franken’s stand, Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley of Oregon said they wouldn’t return their blue slips for Ryan Bounds, a nominee to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
McConnell calls for ending Senate tradition that gives Democrats with leverage on Trump's judicial nomineesnominated by Trump in March, and would not be returning a blue slip to the Sena
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
nominated by Trump in March, and would not be returning a blue slip to the Senate Judiciary Committee. On Thursday, Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden of Oregon announced they would block Ryan Bounds, an assistant US attorney in Oregon, from a seat... Read more
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Salon.com
It’s now time for Medicare for allSenator Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Jeff Merkley, are in
Salon.com / Posted 11 days ago
Senator Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Jeff Merkley, are introducing a Medicare For All bill in the Senate. It’s a model for where this nation needs to be headed. Some background: American spending on health care per person is... Read more
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Op-Ed News
It's Now Time for Medicare for AllSenator Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Jeff Merkley, are in
Op-Ed News / Posted 11 days ago
Senator Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and Jeff Merkley, are introducing a Medicare For All bill in the Senate. It's a model for where this nation needs to be headed. Some background: American spending on health care per person is... Read more
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The Washington Times
Bernie Sanders’ health care bill attracts Democrats with 2020 presidential goalsGillibrand and Sens. Corey A. Booker of New Jersey, Elizabeth Warren of Massach
The Washington Times / Posted 11 days ago
Gillibrand and Sens. Corey A. Booker of New Jersey, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Kamala D. Harris of California, and Jeff Merkley of Oregon. The plan would give Americans an insurance card entitling them to publicly funded care, allowing... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
McConnell calls for ending Senate tradition that gives Democrats with leverage on Trump's judicial nomineesnominated by Trump in March, and would not be returning a blue slip to the Sena
Stamford Advocate / Posted 11 days ago
nominated by Trump in March, and would not be returning a blue slip to the Senate Judiciary Committee. On Thursday, Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden of Oregon announced they would block Ryan Bounds, an assistant US attorney in Oregon, from a seat... Read more
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Connecticut Post
McConnell calls for ending Senate tradition that gives Democrats with leverage on Trump's judicial nomineesnominated by Trump in March, and would not be returning a blue slip to the Sena
Connecticut Post / Posted 11 days ago
nominated by Trump in March, and would not be returning a blue slip to the Senate Judiciary Committee. On Thursday, Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden of Oregon announced they would block Ryan Bounds, an assistant US attorney in Oregon, from a seat... Read more
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Op-Ed News
The 2020 Race for President Has Begunthe testing of the waters has begun in Iowa and New Hampshire. Progress Iowa, a
Op-Ed News / Posted 11 days ago
the testing of the waters has begun in Iowa and New Hampshire. Progress Iowa, at its annual corn feed event, hosted Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend. Did Martin O'Malley ever leave Iowa? Bernie has been to Iowa... Read more
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The Washington Times
White House backs David Stras despite Al Franken blue slip conflictpolicy both home-state senators are supposed to acquiesce. Soon after Mr. Fran
The Washington Times / Posted 11 days ago
policy both home-state senators are supposed to acquiesce. Soon after Mr. Franken’s stand, Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley of Oregon said they wouldn’t return their blue slips for Ryan Bounds, a nominee to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of... Read more
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Business Insider
McConnell calls for ending Senate tradition that gives Democrats with leverage on Trump's judicial nomineesnominated by Trump in March, and would not be returning a blue slip to the Sena
Business Insider / Posted 11 days ago
nominated by Trump in March, and would not be returning a blue slip to the Senate Judiciary Committee. On Thursday, Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden of Oregon announced they would block Ryan Bounds, an assistant US attorney in Oregon, from a seat... Read more
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Business Insider
Democratic leaders are keeping their distance from Bernie Sanders' radical new healthcare planmakes certain lawmakers hesitant to embrace the single-payer plan is that it co
Business Insider / Posted 11 days ago
makes certain lawmakers hesitant to embrace the single-payer plan is that it could be economically unfeasible, which Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon said could be alleviated by implanting a public option for individuals and business. "There's many... Read more
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Raw Story
Two Democratic senators threaten to hold up Trump EPA nomineeexplains her advisory role at the agency, which may violate federal law. Senat
Raw Story / Posted 11 days ago
explains her advisory role at the agency, which may violate federal law. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Jeff Merkley of Oregon sent a list of questions to Bodine, Trump’s pick to head up the EPA’s Office of Enforcement and... Read more
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Reuters
Two Democratic senators threaten to hold up Trump EPA nomineeexplains her advisory role at the agency, which may violate federal law. Senat
Reuters / Posted 11 days ago
explains her advisory role at the agency, which may violate federal law. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Jeff Merkley of Oregon sent a list of questions to Bodine, Trump’s pick to head up the EPA’s Office of Enforcement and... Read more
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Slate
Advice for Democrats on Single-Payer: Don’t Lie About Itimprovement on the last single-payer bill he introduced in the Senate. It’s not
Slate / Posted 11 days ago
improvement on the last single-payer bill he introduced in the Senate. It’s not just fellow lefties, like Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, supporting the Sanders plan. The bill has also earned the... Read more
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Op-Ed News
"Single Payer Is a Rational Health-Care System": Exclusive Interview With Bernie Sanders on his "Medicare for All" Plansenators from across the country and from across the ideological spectrum -- in
Op-Ed News / Posted 11 days ago
senators from across the country and from across the ideological spectrum -- including Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Kamala Harris of California, Cory Booker of New Jersey, and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York --... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Uniform policy needed for college athletes: Editorial peakSenators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and six of their Democratic colleagues rece
OregonLive.com / Posted 11 days ago
Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and six of their Democratic colleagues recently called on the NCAA Commission to Combat Sexual Violence to create a "strong, uniform policy" to address student athletes who have committed serious misconduct... Read more
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Business Wire
AHF Praises Senator Bernie Sanders, Senate Colleagues on Introduction of ‘Medicare For All’ Legislation(D-NY), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Mazie Hirono (D-HI),
Business Wire / Posted 11 days ago
(D-NY), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Patrick Lahey (D-VT), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Tom Udall (D-NM), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).... Read more
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The Washington Times
Conservative group targets Al Franken in ad for blue slip decisionThere are currently 144 federal judicial vacancies for Mr. Trump to fill. On F
The Washington Times / Posted 11 days ago
There are currently 144 federal judicial vacancies for Mr. Trump to fill. On Friday, Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley of Oregon said they won’t return their blue slips for Ryan Bounds, a nominee to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of... Read more
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Newton Daily News
Democrats’ new plan: Nationalized health careSanders’ ridiculous plan. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be co-sponso
Newton Daily News / Posted 11 days ago
Sanders’ ridiculous plan. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be co-sponsoring Sanders’ plan, as will Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon. Why? Because Democrats are deeply frightened of being outflanked by socialists. There’s no benefit... Read more
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Salon.com
Bernie Sanders' Medicare-for-all proposal is going to be releasedSens. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Al Franken of Minnesota, Kirsten Gillibrand of
Salon.com / Posted 12 days ago
Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Al Franken of Minnesota, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Kamala Harris of California, Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island. Though not a potential... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Dems back Bernie Sanders' single-payer billSen. Brian Schatz and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of
KTXS Abilene / Posted 12 days ago
Sen. Brian Schatz and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Jeff Merkley of Oregon all said they'll back the bill as well. Booker also said he'll join them, revealing Monday that he... Read more
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KECI Missoula
Dems back Bernie Sanders' single-payer billSen. Brian Schatz and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of
KECI Missoula / Posted 12 days ago
Sen. Brian Schatz and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Jeff Merkley of Oregon all said they'll back the bill as well. Booker also said he'll join them, revealing Monday that he... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Dems back Bernie Sanders' single-payer billSen. Brian Schatz and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 12 days ago
Sen. Brian Schatz and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Jeff Merkley of Oregon all said they'll back the bill as well. Booker also said he'll join them, revealing Monday that he... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
Dems back Bernie Sanders' single-payer billSen. Brian Schatz and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 12 days ago
Sen. Brian Schatz and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Jeff Merkley of Oregon all said they'll back the bill as well. Booker also said he'll join them, revealing Monday that he... Read more
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KRDO Colorado Springs
Dems back Bernie Sanders' single-payer billSen. Brian Schatz and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of
KRDO Colorado Springs / Posted 12 days ago
Sen. Brian Schatz and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Jeff Merkley of Oregon all said they'll back the bill as well. Booker also said he'll join them, revealing Monday that he... Read more
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KRCR TV Redding
Dems back Bernie Sanders' single-payer billSen. Brian Schatz and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of
KRCR TV Redding / Posted 12 days ago
Sen. Brian Schatz and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Jeff Merkley of Oregon all said they'll back the bill as well. Booker also said he'll join them, revealing Monday that he... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Dems back Bernie Sanders' single-payer billSen. Brian Schatz and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 12 days ago
Sen. Brian Schatz and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Jeff Merkley of Oregon all said they'll back the bill as well. Booker also said he'll join them, revealing Monday that he... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Dems back Bernie Sanders' single-payer billSen. Brian Schatz and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 12 days ago
Sen. Brian Schatz and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Jeff Merkley of Oregon all said they'll back the bill as well. Booker also said he'll join them, revealing Monday that he... Read more
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