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.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., will be joined by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald on Monday to speak with students at the University of Vermont College of Medicine about careers with the VA. A new federal law has drawn billions of dollars in funding into the VA to support increase residency slots at […]
News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Oct. 9, 2014 BURLINGTON – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today raised new questions about skyrocketing prices for prescription drugs, including a new treatment for Hepatitis C that costs more than $1,000 per pill, and what he calls “staggering” price hikes for generic drugs. Sanders’ focus on the […]
State laws that make voters show IDs at polling places have put a price on ballot access and eroded turnout – especially among African Americans, young people and recently-registered voters – a non-partisan congressional watchdog concluded.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today that the “incredible and obscene” level of income and wealth inequality in America has become a danger to our economic and political systems – and must be addressed.