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Sanders introduces bill to rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure, support 13 million jobs

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today introduced far-reaching legislation to rebuild America’s crumbling network of roads, bridges and transit systems and other infrastructure projects.

Sanders: Senate Republicans ignore science on global warming

Senate Republicans today refused to acknowledge the scientific consensus that global warming is a real, man-made threat to the planet and that time is running out to stop burning the fossil fuels scientists blame for worldwide climate change.

Sanders: The Koch Brothers primary

Potential Republican presidential candidates are hobnobbing this weekend with politically potent billionaires at an invitation-only gathering in Palm Springs, California, that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and others have called “the Koch brothers primary.”

Sanders frames budget committee priorities ahead of CBO report

Ahead of an annual budget and economic outlook report due on Monday from the Congressional Budget Office, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today issued a white payer laying out challenges that he said the Senate Budget Committee and the country must address.

Sanders statement on State of the Union

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following statement tonight after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.

Sanders files constitutional amendment to overturn Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision

Warning that “American democracy is under attack,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today introduced a constitutional amendment to undo a Supreme Court ruling that allowed unrestricted and secret campaign spending by corporations.

Sanders promises to fight failed trade policies

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, today joined six House leaders to state their strong opposition to a proposed trade agreement that they say was negotiated in secret and will hurt American workers.

Senators: Stop postal service cuts

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) yesterday proposed legislation to impose a two-year moratorium on U.S. Postal Service plans to eliminate up to 15,000 decent-paying jobs, close more mail-sorting plants and end overnight delivery of first-class mail and periodicals.

Sanders spells out priorities as budget ranking member

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, today warned against Republican efforts to cut Social Security and other programs that help working families.

Sanders announces winners of State of the Union essay contest

With President Barack Obama set to deliver his State of the Union address tomorrow, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today announced the winner and top finalists in his annual State of the Union essay contest for Vermont high school students.

Sanders Warns Disability Benefits Face Cuts  

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders Jan. 12, 2015 Contact: Michael Briggs, (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) warned today that benefits for the disabled and their children could face a 20 percent cut next year if the Senate follows the lead of House Republicans. “Around 11 million Americans, including nearly 2 million children […]

Sanders to announce decision by March

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., focused on the state of the economy and climate change at a get-out-the-vote initiative at the Hop on the Dartmouth College campus in Hanover, N.H., on October 23, 2014. Photo by Sarah Priestap/Valley News

Vermont’s junior senator over the past year has been exploring a presidential run, traveling to Iowa, New Hampshire and the South, touting his platform of closing tax loopholes for the rich and helping strengthen the middle class.

Sanders welcomes relief for new homebuyers

Sanders Welcomes Relief for New Homebuyers    WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) welcomed President Barack Obama’s announcement today that the Federal Housing Administration will cut mortgage-insurance premiums as part of an effort to expand opportunities for first-time homebuyers.   Annual fees the agency charges to guarantee mortgages will be cut by 0.5 […]

Sanders: Trade pact terms must be disclosed

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today asked the chief trade representative for the United States to turn over the full text of a proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

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