When Bernie Sanders was a U.S. House Member, he was known as the “Amendment King.” Now, he gives us an update on a major piece of legislation currently on the floor of the U.S. Senate. It’s called the “Competitiveness Bill.”
Bernie says the bill requires two important amendments, in order to remove:
- $53 billion in corporate welfare to microchip companies like Intel.
- A $10 billion check to Jeff Bezos’ company Blue Origins.
Bernie promises to keep us posted.
By the way, if anyone thinks amending a bill is a simple task, they must read Matt Taibbi’s 2005 Rolling Stone article “Inside the Horror Show That Is Congress.” In it, Taibbi follows the Amendment King around Congress for a week or so, and describes what the amendment process is really like. It wasn’t what Taibbi expected!