Sen. Bernie Sanders to tout Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget plan in red Indiana, Iowa

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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks to reporters in the Senate Subway during a roll call vote on April 13, 2021 in Washington, DC.Stefani Reynolds | Getty ImagesSen. Bernie Sanders is hitting the road again.The Vermont independent will head to Indiana and Iowa later this month to pitch the $3.5 trillion spending plan Democrats hope to push through Congress this year. As chairman of the Budget Committee, Sanders plays a pivotal role in crafting the proposal, which Democrats aim to pass without Republican votes through budget reconciliation.The self-described democratic socialist will campaign for the measure in Hoosier and Hawkeye state congressional districts where former President Donald Trump garnered more votes in the 2020 election than in 2016. Sanders in a statement said he hopes to highlight public support for the policies included in the plan — even in areas represented by Republicans."Within the next several months Congress will be voting on the most consequential
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