Bernie Sanders

Sanders swing through Bennington draws 700

The senator stumped for a slate of Democratic Party candidates on his visit to southern Vermont.

Sanders endorses slate of Vermont Democrats

Even a slightly-more-than tepid endorsement from Bernie Sanders could give Democrat Sue Minter the edge she needs over Republican Phil Scott.

Sanders Announces $4.3 million to Vermont Nonprofit to Boost Job Training for Low-Income Seniors

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders Oct. 20, 2016 Contact: Dan McLean (802) 862-0697 BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 20 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of Labor awarded $4.3 million to a St. Albans-based nonprofit, Vermont Associates for Training and Development, to expand their efforts to provide job training and […]

Sanders: Benefit Increase Too Small for Americans Relying on Social Security

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders Oct. 18, 2016 Contact: Sanders Press Office [email protected] WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Tuesday after the Social Security Administration announced a 0.3 percent increase, between $2 and $6, for Americans who receive Social Security benefits: “Seniors and disabled veterans need more help […]

Sanders to campaign for Vermont candidates in Bennington on Saturday

The Vermont senator will speak at an event for Democrat on the statewide and local ballots at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington.

Sanders puts name behind statewide Democratic hopefuls

The onetime presidential contender says he’ll be campaigning with them “in the near future.”

Mark Hage: Vermont’s senators say no to the Israel lobby

Sens. Sanders and Leahy are not politically beholden to pro-Israel money, to their credit, which opens to them potentially a wider field to operate independently, conscientiously, and boldly on the question of Palestine.

Bernie Briefing: Sanders steps up pitch to ‘kids in the basement’

The senator from Vermont returns this week to the Sunday news shows and several battleground states to help his former Democratic presidential rival attract young voters.

Congress puts EB-5 reforms on hold

A measure to extend the EB-5 program was attached to a continuing resolution funding government operations through Dec. 9.

Vermont delegation clashes with nuclear industry

The state’s three members of Congress have signed a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission arguing that the agency must allow more public involvement in the decommissioning of plants like Vermont Yankee.

Sanders Leads Effort to Stop Dramatic Test Price Increase

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders Sept. 19, 2016 Contact: Dan McLean (802) 862-0697 BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 19 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and the Vermont congressional delegation on Monday asked a testing organization to lower the cost of testing students who have significant cognitive disabilities. The organization, Dynamic Learning Maps, chose to adopt […]

As Vermont dairy industry struggles, some find success

At a dairy industry summit Friday in Brattleboro, there were good-news stories like the rapid growth of Commonwealth Dairy. But the industry is struggling due to falling milk prices and rising costs.

On stump for Clinton, Sanders will try to rally young voters

The Vermont senator is warning his supporters of the dangers of backing third party candidates in the presidential election.

Sanders Amendment to Water Resources Development Act Passes the Senate

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders Sept. 15, 2016 Contact: Dan McLean (802) 862-0697 New grant program could provide up to $10 Million for Waterbury Dam Repairs WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 – The Senate passed an amendment Thursday introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that would allow Vermont to apply for up to $10 million for […]