A group of 10 Republicans want a bipartisan stimulus bill less than a third the size of what President Joe Biden has put forward.
Many Democrats say the White House should simply "ignore" the GOP "compromise" relief package proposal.
"We're going to do what the American people overwhelmingly want us to do," the progressive senator from Vermont said.
Democrats say they're prepared to pass the first federal minimum wage hike since 2009 with or without Republicans.
The now-iconic image of Sanders wearing unique "sweater mittens" has now been sold on cards, t-shirts, figurines and other popular merchandise.
"Jane and I were amazed by all the creativity shown by so many people over the last week, and we're glad we can use my internet fame to help Vermonters in need," Sanders said.
The 9-inch crocheted creation replicates the image of Sanders from Inauguration Day which has since been shared widely on social media as the "Bernie Sanders mittens" meme.
Sander's popularity could have to do with the length of time he has spent in Congress, his past presidential campaigns or his voice as a progressive left-winger.
Some Democrats worry that Republicans will use the filibuster to stop President Joe Biden's progressive legislative goals.
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The Vermont senator said Democrats would work to push through COVID-19 relief "as soon as we possibly can."
That photograph of Bernie Sanders at President Joe Biden's inauguration sparked an avalanche of memes, dropping the Vermont senator in a plethora of different places and situations.
"If we pass [the stimulus package] with 51 votes, we'll pass it with 51 votes," Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said in support of the 'budget reconciliation' process in the Senate.
"The people want action, not excuses," the Vermont senator said.
The former presidential candidate has discussed how trying to keep warm at Joe Biden's inauguration led to him becoming a viral meme sensation.
An image of Bernie Sanders wearing mittens at Biden's inauguration is being shared widely on social media.
The Vermont senator said Democrats would not spend "months and years" negotiating with the GOP on urgent issues.
"In Vermont we dress warm, we know something about the cold," Sanders reportedly said of the mittens he wore to President Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony on Wednesday. "And we're not so concerned about good fashion.
Brooks also hugged former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton after his "Amazing Grace" performance on Wednesday.
The Vermont senator went viral on Wednesday for his causal attire at the inauguration ceremony—especially his oversized mittens.
Sanders released a video of Republicans expressing fears the "socialist" will soon chair the Senate Budget Committee.
The Vermont senator said the president should "be removed from office immediately and held accountable."
"$600 is not enough for working class Americans who are struggling to pay the rent and feed their families," Sanders said on Monday.
The Senate wouldn't even begin its impeachment proceedings until Biden was officially made president, making Trump's removal from office via that route impossible.
President-elect Joe Biden considered his one-time foe for the Democratic presidential nomination, Senator Bernie Sanders, to lead the U.S. Department of Labor in his administration but the razor-thin Democratic control of the U.S. Senate ultimately forced him to choose someone else.
"That means not only the $2,000 direct payment but an aggressive agenda that recognizes the economic desperation facing so many Americans," the Vermont senator tweeted.
Amid relentless pressure from progressives, the president-elect shifted from his endorsement of no-check stimulus legislation. He now promises $2,000 stimulus checks—if Georgia Democrats win.
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"All that we are asking is give us the opportunity to vote up or down on whether or not working families in this country should be able to receive a $2,000 check," the Vermont senator said.