Sanders mounting filibuster now against tax cut deal
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is mounting a filibuster in the U.S. Senate right now against the Bush tax cuts deal brokered by President Obama and congressional Republicans. He has been speaking since 10:25 a.m. EST against the tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations, and his office writes that he is pledging to speak “as long as possible.”
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) has taken over for Sanders in parts of the filibuster. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) — a more centrist senator who voted for the tax cuts in 2001 — joined in and made it a colloquy.
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