Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., has written a letter to the CEO of FairPoint Communications, urging him to “promptly” reach a settlement with striking workers. “I strongly urge you to return to the bargaining table in good faith and find common ground with the working men and women of your company,” Welch wrote in a short […]
We Medicare beneficiaries have nothing to fear.The state of Vermont cannot administer its program.
Vermont’s congressional delegation – Sens. Patrick Leahy (D) and Bernie Sanders (I) and Rep. Peter Welch (D) – announced today that the U.S. Department of Energy awarded more than $3 million in grants to two Vermont companies to help make solar energy more affordable and accessible.
U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced today that the Department of Veterans Affairs will begin accepting applications for college scholarships for surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is stepping into a battle in Richmond, California, where the oil giant Chevron has sunk at least $3 million into a municipal election that pits anti-Chevron candidates for mayor and city council against candidates backed by the owner of a giant petroleum refinery in the Bay Area city.
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) — who have long championed the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) — Thursday announced $17,252,695 in federal home heating assistance to Vermont.
News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Oct. 16, 2014 WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) today called on the Obama administration to address “staggering increases” in generic drug prices. “The federal government must act immediately and aggressively to address the increasing costs of these drugs,” Sanders and Cummings […]
News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Oct. 15, 2014 LAS VEGAS – Speaking at a labor union convention here today, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said the future of American democracy is at stake. “We are not living in a democracy when 60 percent of Americans are not voting, while billionaires like the Koch Brothers […]
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald met with medical students at the University of Vermont today as part of a recruiting drive to bring more doctors, nurses and other health care professionals into the VA.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today that the challenge posed by the self-styled Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is not only an American issue, but a regional and international issue.