United States Senator from Massachusetts
Thank you @BernieSanders, for fighting so relentlessly for America’s working families during this campaign. Your fight for progressive ideas moved the conversation and charted a path for candidates and activists that will change the course of our country and party.
That fight does not end today. We’ll continue it together in the Senate and keep working to hold the wealthy and well-connected accountable to the people.
Small business owners are pleading for help—but the Payment Protection Program created to help America’s small businesses stay afloat and keep their workers on payroll has been nothing but a fiasco since its launch.
We’ve debated the role of government since our founding—but the time for cheap political shots at government is over. Congress must end recess to get back to work on the direct government actions we need to save lives and our economy. Here are my ideas:
Back in July, I warned an economic crash could be coming. One serious shock would be enough—and the Trump administration's incompetent response to the coronavirus is already weakening our economy.
Our economy was already showing cracks before the coronavirus. But an incompetent administration leading the response, engaged in magical thinking, is only making this crisis worse.
I am deeply concerned about the threat that coronavirus poses. Trump’s stumbling response is putting American lives and the economy at greater risk. I offered a plan ten days ago, and today I updated it based on the latest data and expert recommendations.
Coronavirus has exposed the conditions under which too many Americans work every day. We need stronger unions. We need to raise the wage. We need safer work conditions. We need health care for all. We need paid leave. Not just during this crisis—always.