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Sanders and Khanna Welcome Yemen Ceasefire, Call for U.S. Humanitarian, Not Military, Support

Thursday, March 26, 2020

WASHINGTON, March 26 — Responding to news that the warring parties in Yemen agreed to a nationwide ceasefire, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) issued the following joint statement:

“As the coronavirus spreads all over the world, Yemenis may be the planet’s most vulnerable people in the face of this pandemic. They have suffered five years of horrendous warfare and 80 percent of them now rely on humanitarian aid just to survive. A national ceasefire could not come a moment too soon.

“The United States must move urgently to make sure this progress in Yemen cannot be reversed. We must end all U.S. weapons, spare parts, logistical support, and political backing for the Saudi-led war.

“We must also stop the Trump Administration’s outrageous cuts to hundreds of millions of dollars in USAID assistance to Yemen. The only way forward now is by pairing diplomatic support for a political settlement with coordinated efforts to use this ceasefire to get humanitarian assistance to millions of Yemenis on the brink of starvation.

“We are proud to have worked together to build bipartisan majorities in the House and Senate to end this unconstitutional war. Now is the time for President Trump to act. Yemen needs peace, food, medicine, and diplomacy—not U.S. bombs.”


Bernie Breaks Down the Coronavirus Bill

Mar 26, 2020

Last night's bill included the largest expansion of unemployment benefits in history. We will still need to go much further to help the working people of this country.

Bernie: Trump Is Ignoring Medical Experts

Mar 26, 2020

We have a president who is speaking in opposition to medical advisors in our own government. To me, this is as dangerous as he gets.

Wisconsin Muslim Civic Alliance is endorsing Bernie Sanders for president.


1A WAMU npr: Hear more of our conversation with @BernieSanders:


Last night's bill expands unemployment benefits in a way that has never taken place before.


Gilead Withdraws Request for Special Orphan Status on Experimental Virus Treatment

Critics said the company was profiteering from the coronavirus pandemic by seeking tax and monopoly benefits under a program intended to encourage drug development for rare diseases.

March 25, 2020


Bowing to criticism that it was exploiting the coronavirus pandemic, the drugmaker Gilead said on Wednesday that it would no longer seek orphan-drug status for remdesivir, an experimental drug that is being tested as a possible treatment.

The Food and Drug Administration had only granted the special designation on Monday — which gives drug companies a seven-year monopoly on sales, tax credits and expedited approval. Gilead said it asked the agency to rescind the status.

The company’s decision to seek orphan status for the drug had drawn immediate criticism. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, called it “truly outrageous,” noting that Gilead had received “tens of millions” of dollars from the federal government to develop the drug.


Certain the MSM will never give due credit @BernieSanders.


Senator Sanders - Third Economic Aid Package


Sanders rips GOP senators over objections to stimulus package

Mar 26, 2020

CNN's Anderson Cooper spoke to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) before the Senate approved the stimulus package, about his opinion on Republican senators who say provisions in the bill would incentivize unemployment.
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