Bernie Sanders

Where Bernie won’t be this Fourth of July

Bernie featured parade

The call of running for president takes our junior senator away from the festivities in Montpelier, Warren and Bristol and drops him in more critical locales like Denison, Iowa.

Sanders welcomes overtime rules

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders June 30, 2015 Contact: Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141 BURLINGTON, Vt., June 30 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today welcomed an Obama administration initiative that will help middle-class families by making millions of American workers eligible for overtime pay. “This long overdue change in overtime rules is a step […]

Margolis: Bernie the unsocialist

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders may be the most robust social democrat in captivity. But social democracy is not the same thing as democratic socialism.

Senate Committee passes transportation bill – $1.3 billion for Vermont

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders June 24, 2015 Contact: Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, June 24 – A Senate panel today advanced a six-year, $278 billion transportation funding bill that includes more than $1.3 billion for Vermont to maintain its road and bridges. “It is no secret that our infrastructure is crumbling,” said Sen. […]

Sanders backs Voting Rights Bill

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders June 24, 2015 Contact: Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, June 24 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today endorsing legislation introduced in the Senate to restore the Voting Rights Act: “The Supreme Court’s 2013 decision gutting the Voting Rights Act was a shameful step backward. The […]

Sanders welcomes Pope Francis’ moral message on climate change

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders June 18, 2015 Contact: Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, June 18 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today welcomed Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change and praised the pontiff for urging world leaders to boldly address the planetary crisis. “Pope Francis’ powerful message on climate change should change the debate […]

Sanders: Corporate America wins again

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders June 23, 2015 Contact: Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, June 23 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) expressed deep disappointment today after the Senate voted 60-37 to cut off debate and advance legislation that would grant President Barack Obama powers to complete a major Pacific trade accord. “The vote today […]

Vermont-NEA endorses Sanders for president

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., drew a large crowd in Keene, N.H., on Saturday during a town hall meeting. Photo by Sam Heller/VTDigger

Vermont’s largest union throws its support behind Sen. Bernie Sanders’ bid for the Democratic nomination.

Lawsuit alleges price-fixing among northwestern Vermont gas distributors

Carbon tax

A class action lawsuit filed in Burlington claims distributors conspired to keep gasoline prices high in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties.

Sanders wins South Carolina labor backing

News Release — Bernie 2016 June 13, 2015 Contact: Michael Briggs (802) 233-8653 BernieSanders.com MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Speaking at a union hall here, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday welcomed news that the South Carolina AFL-CIO executive board passed a resolution supporting his candidacy for the Democratic Party presidential nomination and recommending his endorsement by […]

Sanders Hosts Iowa HQ Open House

June 13, 2015 Contact: Michael Briggs (802) 233-8653 DES MOINES – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday welcomed Iowans to an open house at his new statewide campaign headquarters here, the first of many offices he will open throughout Iowa. “I really do appreciate the kind of support we’re getting here in Iowa,” he told […]

Vermont’s elected Progressives endorse Sanders for president

Elected officials of the party that claims Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., as one of its own made it clear Friday that he is their choice for president in 2016. The Vermont Progressive Party, whose origins date back to Sanders’ surprise victory 34 years ago in the Burlington mayoral race, endorsed Sanders’ bid for the Democratic […]

Sanders Announces Family Values Agenda

WASHINGTON, June 11 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today outlined a family values agenda, a package of legislation to provide paid family and medical leave, paid sick leave and paid vacation. “When you look at what other wealthy countries are doing, what you find is that the United States of America is the only advanced […]

Sanders: Youth unemployment a national tragedy

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders June 8, 2015 Contact: Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, June 8 – Calling youth unemployment “a national tragedy,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today cited a new national study which found that unemployment among recent high school and college graduates is much worse than previously estimated. As Sanders’ request, the […]

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