Sen. Bernie Sanders calls for 'Democratic unity' to help pass party's voter-backed spending package

Bernie Sanders.
(Image credit: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is calling for "Democratic unity" to help pass President Biden's Build Back Better Act, to which Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) have notably remained key hurdles (both lawmakers have issues with the legislation's size and certain provisions).

In a Fox News op-ed published Wednesday, Sanders wrote that "the question of whether we finally deliver consequential legislation to improve the lives of working class families comes down to Democratic unity."

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up
To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us