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Sanders, Conyers introduce bills on youth jobs crisis

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) today introduced legislation to address a youth unemployment crisis in the United States by creating jobs for 1 million young Americans.

Sanders to Vote No on U.S. Military Role in Syria

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders Sept. 18, 2014 Contact: Michael Briggs  (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today he will vote against the United States training and arming Syrian rebels. Sanders said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria “is a brutal and dangerous extremist organization which must be defeated, but […]

USDA awards $658,175 in research grants for UVM

Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I) and Representative Peter Welch (D) Wednesday announced the University of Vermont Extension program received two grants totaling over $650,000 for agricultural research.

In new ad, Sanders’ nemesis Skip Vallee demands Jane Sanders return ‘golden parachute’

Screenshot taken from Skip Vallee's ad calling on former Burlington College President Jane Sanders to return money the college paid her when she left in 2011. YouTube video

Republican donor Skip Vallee produces TV ad attacking Jane Sanders for taking severance pay from Burlington College, and calling Sen. Bernie Sanders a hypocrite for his opposition to “golden parachutes” in the corporate world.

Sanders, Conyers introduce bills on youth jobs crisis

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Sept. 16, 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 16 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) today introduced legislation to address a youth unemployment crisis in the United States by creating jobs for 1 million young Americans.The youth unemployment rate in the United States for 16- to […]

Senate Republicans block constitutional amendment on campaign cash limits

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), cosponsor of constitutional amendment to reverse Supreme Court rulings that lifted limits on campaign spending by millionaires and billionaires, issued the following statement today after Senate Republicans voted to block consideration of the amendment.

Corren, Sorrell team up to question gas price discrepancy

Progressive lieutenant governor candidate Dean Corren (right) is joined by Attorney General Bill Sorrell at McCaffrey's Sunoco in Burlington on Monday for a news conference on gas prices. Photo by Morgan True/VTDigger

Democratic AG and Progressive candidate for lieutenant governor point to 19-cent per gallon difference between Rutland and Burlington, endorse legislation to allow data collection.

Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Grant will help Lund Center treat substance abuse

Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I), and Representative Peter Welch (D), announced a $524,000 grant to provide residential treatment for pregnant or postpartum women who are suffering from substance abuse in Vermont.

Garrison Nelson: Jim Jeffords, reluctant rebel

Sen. Jim Jeffords, R-Vt.

Of the many ironies of the full life and lengthy public career of the late U.S. Sen. Jim Jeffords is that this shy, kind and gentle man began his statewide political quest in 1968, one of the most troubling years of the 20th century.

Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Vermont nets $2.3 million for rural development

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) Friday announced $2.3 million in funding for rural development in Vermont.

EAI statement on Sanders/Leahy led effort on SJ Res. 19

Yesterday, 54 senators voted to amend the U.S. Constitution so as to essentially do away with the First Amendment. The effort to pass S.J. Res. 19 was led by, among others, Vermont’s junior senator, Bernie Sanders, with the vocal support of senior senator Patrick Leahy.

Feds distribute $2.1 million to health centers in Vermont

The federal agency of Health and Human Services announced Friday that Vermont’s federally qualified health centers will receive $2.1 million in Affordable Care Act money. The money will allow 10 health centers across Vermont to hire 47 new staff, including direct care providers, extend hours and expand services, according to a news release from the […]

Sanders applauds community health center expansion

Sanders Applauds Community Health Center Expansion WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 – Ten community health centers in Vermont were awarded $2.1 million to expand primary health care services, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced today. The funds are to support 47 new full-time employees to care for 11,850 new patients across the state. The awards were Vermont’s share […]

Senate poised to vote on constitutional amendment to undo Citizens United

One day before the U.S. Senate votes on a constitutional amendment to restore limits on big money in politics, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called the drive to undo Supreme Court decisions that gutted campaign finance laws “the major issue of our time” and said Monday’s showdown vote is “a pivotal moment in American history.”

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