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Sanders: Don’t let Republicans slash Social Security, Medicare

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Dec. 19, 2014 BURLINGTON – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who will step up in January to a new role as the Senate Budget Committee’s ranking member, said today that he strongly disagreed with the House Republican Budget Committee agenda calling for cuts to Social Security and Medicare. […]

Sanders to defend Social Security on budget committee

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), slated to take over as the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, announced today that he will use the position to defend and expand Social Security, “the most successful government program in history.”

Sanders announces fifth annual State of the Union Essay Contest

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has launched his annual State of the Union essay contest. The contest is designed to engage Vermont’s high school students on the major issues facing the country.

Sanders to defend Social Security on Budget Committee

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders Dec. 15, 2014 WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), slated to take over as the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, announced today that he will use the position to defend and expand Social Security, “the most successful government program in history.” “At a time when prescription drug […]

Sanders votes no on defense authorization bill

The Senate today advanced a Department of Defense bill that would authorize $560 billion for the military. The vote was 85-14. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) voted “no” and issued the following statement.

Sanders welcomes funding for affordable rental housing

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a national leader in efforts to increase affordable housing, welcomed a move today that could free up hundreds of millions of dollars to expand affordable rental housing nationwide.

Sanders opposes spending bill

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Dec. 12, 2014 WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement on a massive $1.01 trillion spending bill that the Senate plans to take up later today: “At a time when the middle class continues to disappear, and the gap between the very rich […]

Sanders and UVM host Youth Climate Summit

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and the University of Vermont held a Youth Climate Summit today.

Extension of enrollment deadline for dairy insurance program will further help Vermont farmers weigh their options

Vermont’s congressional delegation – Sen. Patrick Leahy (D), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) and Rep. Peter Welch (D) – commended U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack for announcing Thursday that the application deadline for the new dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) will be extended until Dec. 19, 2014.

Sanders and UVM host youth climate summit

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Dec. 5, 2014 BURLINGTON – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and the University of Vermont held a Youth Climate Summit today. More than 150 Vermont high school students and dozens of teachers from 26 high schools throughout the state worked in small teams to create climate action plans […]

Sanders details economic agenda for America

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today outlined a progressive economic agenda to reverse a 40-year decline of the American middle class and the growing gap between the very rich and everyone else in the United States.

Sanders: We must address the crisis of veterans suicides

U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today he will work to pass bipartisan legislation in the remaining days of this session of Congress to address the crisis of high suicide rates among veterans.

Sanders to vote no on Treasury nominee

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced today that he intends to vote against confirmation of Antonio Weiss to be Undersecretary of Domestic Finance at the Treasury Department.

Sanders’ statement on immigration reform and network blackout

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today on President Barack Obama’s executive order to defer deportation for millions of immigrants in the United States.

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