"Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon announced his support for increasing Social Security benefits in a release after a committee hearing he chaired yesterday on retirement security, but it has gotten little to no attention. "
"It was kicked off yesterday at the Washington National Cathedral, which sponsors the event with Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence, a coalition of 50 denominations and faith-based groups.
"Goals are to remember people who have died in gunfire, pray for people who have lost loved ones and discuss ways in which faith communities can help reduce gun violence."
But think about what those numbers mean. Two brothers, aided by a small and shadowy group of similarly wealthy donors, spent more than millions of union members. The fortunes of just a few people have allowed them an outsized voice, and they are openly trying to use it to turn control of the Senate to Republicans.
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