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Vermont delegation backs governor’s call for congressional action on road fund

In a joint statement today, Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) commented on Governor Shumlin’s letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) regarding the urgent need to restore the federal Highway Trust Fund.

Sanders applauds Vermont Senate vote on food labels

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today welcomed a Vermont Senate vote to require labels on food containing genetically-modified ingredients.

Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Vermont nets $257,300 in rural development grants

.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) Wednesday announced that two Vermont towns have received a total of $257,300 in grants for rural development projects. The grants were awarded by the United States Department of Agriculture to Greensboro and Brattleboro.

Sanders proposes legislation addressing primary care crisis

Sen. Bernie Sanders today introduced legislation to attract more doctors and other health care providers to primary care .

Sanders addresses ‘primary care crisis’

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. April 9, 2014 WASHINGTON – A Senate panel heard today from the founder of an organization that stages medical clinics for patients who wait day and night in long lines for basic health care in parts of the world with severe doctor shortages – not in a Third […]

Fiber optic network connects classrooms across the state

Colleges, public libraries, health care providers and schools are among more than 400 community institutions throughout rural Vermont that now have fiber-optic broadband connections.

Leahy and Sanders on Vermont’s leadership on pay equity

While the U.S. Senate debates legislation that would ensure women receive equal pay for equal work, no state is faring better than Vermont in addressing wage gaps, according to the American Association of University Women.

Possible presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to get acquainted with New Hampshire voters Saturday

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., frequently holds town hall meetings in Vermont. Saturday, the potential presidential candidate is holding one in New Hampshire, site of the nation’s first primary in 2016. Sanders will appear at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., for what is billed as a town hall meeting on the […]

Senate passes help for long-term jobless

The Senate tonight voted 59-38 to renew benefits for the long-term unemployed.

Sanders, Leahy, other senators support seniors

More than two dozen senators have called for a significant funding increase for Older Americans Act programs like Meals on Wheels in order to keep up with the increasing needs of a growing population of elderly Americans.

Vermont sidesteps Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance

US Supreme Court. Photo by Juan Carlos Cruz.

The ability of wealthy people to influence elections will be magnified by the decision.

Sanders welcomes progress on VA backlog

Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today welcomed significant progress by the Department of Veterans Affairs in reducing a disability claims backlog.

Sanders statement on UN climate change warning

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today that the latest report from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is another jolting wake-up call for nations around the world.

Vermont official Sue Minter warns U.S. Senate panel: Don’t let transportation funding run out

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. March 27, 2014 WASHINGTON – Testifying at the invitation of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Vermont Agency of Transportation Deputy Secretary Sue Minter warned a Senate panel today that a looming shortfall in federal transportation funding could put people out of work in Vermont and “tip the balance of […]

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