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Sanders tells American Legion more must be done for veterans

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told the American Legion convention here today that a new law to improve health care for veterans is a step forward but “there is more work to be done.”

American Legion to present Patriot Award to Sanders

The American Legion will present its prestigious Patriot Award to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday when the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee chairman speaks at the Legion’s national convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Stop postal service cuts, Vermont senators say

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) organized an effort joined by 49 other U.S. senators who called today for a one-year moratorium on plans by the U.S. Postal Service to close mail processing plants and slow first-class mail delivery.

Stop Postal Service cuts, Vermont senators say

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Aug. 14, 2014 BURLINGTON – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) organized an effort joined by 49 other U.S. senators who called today for a one-year moratorium on plans by the U.S. Postal Service to close mail processing plants and slow first-class mail delivery. The senators said Congress should […]

Social Security turns 79

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Aug. 13, 2014 BURLINGTON – Marking Thursday’s 79th anniversary of Social Security, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called today for expanding “the most successful federal program in modern American history.” The law creating the retirement program was signed on Aug. 14, 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Vermont […]

Vermont awarded $1.7 million for homeless veterans

Vermont will receive $1.68 million from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help address veteran homelessness, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee chairman, announced today.

President Obama signs VA bill

U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after President Barack Obama signed legislation to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sanders touts VA reform bill in Vermont stop

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., visited the Veterans Administration hospital in White River Junction on Wednesday. Photo by Kate Jickling/VTDigger

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said the compromises needed to pass legislation to improve veterans health care marked a rare moment of progress in Congress.

Sanders satisfied with VA compromise

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., hold a joint news conference on a Veterans Affairs bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. U.S. Senate photo

Vermont senator forges deal with House to pass legislation seeking to improve health care for veterans in wake of wait-time scandal.

Vermont receives funds for health care providers

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced today that Vermont will receive funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration to help the state hire more health care professionals in underserved areas across the state.

State receives federal money to attract health professionals to underserved areas

Health Care Rally, May 1, 2011. VTD/Terry Allen.

Vermont receives $250,000 to help ease student debt for providers who take jobs with federally qualified health centers or rural health clinics.

Sanders backs EPA curbs on power plant pollution

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders July 30, 2014 WASHINGTON – At a news conference on Capitol Hill and in testimony at an Environmental Protection Agency public hearing, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today strongly endorsed an EPA proposal to limit carbon pollution from power plants to curb global warming. “If we do not address this […]

Sanders tells letter carriers USPS ‘not going broke’

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today addressed the annual convention of the National Association of Letter Carriers and drew standing ovations for opposing cuts in sevices and jobs at the U.S. Postal Service at a time of rising revenue.

Sanders details VA proposal

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today detailed compromise legislation that he offered to House negotiators that would reform the VA and give it the tools to provide quality, timely health care to veterans.

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