Bernie Sanders plans to leverage vice president to pass big proposals in Senate

Sen. Bernie Sanders is banking on a special procedural maneuver to move left-wing proposals past the Senate if he becomes elected president in 2020.

The Vermont independent’s team believes it can bypass the filibuster by employing budget reconciliation rules, according to an Axios report on Friday. Sanders would dictate that his vice president then would throw out any challenges to the “Green New Deal” and “Medicare for all” that were not germane under Senate rules, assuming Sanders could muster up 50 senators to go along with the plans.

The idea comes as moderate Democrats in the Senate have warned they would stand up
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