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Sanders, Cummings Propose Bill on Dental Crisis

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders Feb. 26, 2015 Contact: Michael Briggs (Sanders) (202) 224-5141 Trudy Perkins (Cummings) (202) 225-4741 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) today introduced legislation to dramatically improve access to dental care. The Comprehensive Dental Reform Act would expand dental coverage through Medicare, Medicaid, […]

Sanders calls for higher ed funding revolution

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), speaking today at Johnson State College, called for a “revolution” in the way higher education is funded in the United States.

Sanders at White House for Veterans Suicide bill signing

Obama Signs Bill on Veterans Suicides WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was at the White House today when President Barack Obama signed legislation to address suicides among veterans. “This bill says loudly and clearly that we understand suicide among veterans is a national tragedy and it begins the process of addressing the […]

Sanders statement on war powers resolution

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after President Barack Obama formally asked Congress to authorize a military campaign against the Islamic State terrorist group.

Sen. Bernie Sanders to visit Lyndon State

The Lyndon State College Student Government Association (SGA) is sponsoring a student town hall meeting hosted by Vermont’s U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders on Monday, February 16 at noon.

Student town meeting with Bernie Sanders at Johnson State College

The Student Government Association at Johnson State College will host a town meeting with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17, in 207 Bentley Hall on the JSC campus.

Republicans want to cut Social Security disability benefits, Sanders warns

Republicans in Congress are trying to cut Social Security disability benefits. Retirement payments also could be in jeopardy, Sen. Bernie Sanders warned in a Senate floor speech today.

Sanders statement on budget proposal for FY 2016

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, today issued the following statement about President Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2016.

Sanders leads push for fair overtime pay

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has asked President Barack Obama to make millions more American workers eligible for overtime pay.

Sanders votes no on Keystone XL Pipeline

Calling on Senate colleagues to sustain an expected veto by President Barack Obama, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement after the Senate today passed a bill to allow construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Sanders introduces bill to rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure, support 13 million jobs

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today introduced far-reaching legislation to rebuild America’s crumbling network of roads, bridges and transit systems and other infrastructure projects.

Sanders: Senate Republicans ignore science on global warming

Senate Republicans today refused to acknowledge the scientific consensus that global warming is a real, man-made threat to the planet and that time is running out to stop burning the fossil fuels scientists blame for worldwide climate change.

Sanders: The Koch Brothers primary

Potential Republican presidential candidates are hobnobbing this weekend with politically potent billionaires at an invitation-only gathering in Palm Springs, California, that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and others have called “the Koch brothers primary.”

Sanders frames budget committee priorities ahead of CBO report

Ahead of an annual budget and economic outlook report due on Monday from the Congressional Budget Office, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today issued a white payer laying out challenges that he said the Senate Budget Committee and the country must address.

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