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Sanders leads Senate effort to support seniors

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders April 10, 2015 Contact: Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141 BURLINGTON, Vt., April 10 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is leading an effort to call for a significant increase in funds to support expanded access to meals, transportation, family caregiver support and other programs for seniors funded by the Older […]

Sanders: Let Vermont protect consumers from dangerous chemicals

Contact: Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, March 18 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today backed stronger curbs on the use of dangerous chemicals in consumer products but criticized a bill in Congress that would take away from Vermont and other states the power to protect consumers with new state regulations. Under the current federal law, […]

Sanders welcomes U.S. and Canada border pact

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders March 16, 2015 Contact: Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141 WASHNGTON, March 16 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today welcomed a new agreement between the United States and Canada that could help restore passenger train service to and from Montreal and lead to streamlined border crossing procedures for motorists and airline […]

Sanders files bill to strengthen, expand Social Security

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders March 12, 2015 Contact: Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, March 12 – As boxes of petitions signed by 2 million Americans were hauled into the Capitol today, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced legislation to expand benefits and strengthen the retirement program for generations to come. The Social Security Expansion […]

Don Keelan: In defense of the rich

It’s quite apparent that Vermont’s U.S. senator, Bernie Sanders, given a lectern, will do his all to berate millionaires and billionaires, the rich.

Sanders in Selma says civil rights struggle continues

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today joined U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) and other civil rights pioneers on the 50th anniversary of an historic civil rights march that led to enactment of the Voting Rights Act.

New book on presidency for Grover

News Release — Saint Michael’s College March 4, 2015 Contact: Mark Tarnacki (802) 654-2795 [email protected]    Local professor’s book floats “President Sanders?” hypothesis COLCHESTER, Vt. – William Grover, a longtime Saint Michael’s College professor of political science, has a new book titled The Unsustainable Presidency: Clinton, Bush, Obama and Beyond, published in December by Palgrave […]

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.

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