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Bernie Sanders Says He’d Oppose Federal Funding Bill Over Manchin Deal

  • Democratic leaders set to add expedited permitting for energy
  • Progressives attempt to try to block fast-track approval plan
Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders

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Senator Bernie Sanders said he’d vote against a stopgap government funding bill if Democratic leaders add a measure to fast-track federal approvals of energy projects promised to Senator Joe Manchin.

“We’ve got to take a stand now and have the courage to say no to the fossil fuel industry,” Sanders, a Vermont independent who caucuses with Democrats, said Thursday.