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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.

Legislation filed to save taxpayers $500 million in drug costs

Sharp increases in prices for many generic drugs were examined today at a Senate hearing where three pharmaceutical companies refused to testify.

Leahy, Sanders, Welch encourage Vermont dairy Farmers to enroll in new Dairy Safety Program

We are encouraging every Vermont dairy farmer to consider participating in the new Margin Protection Program (MPP) for Dairy that we worked to include as a part of the 2014 Farm Bill.

Danville post office named after Thaddeus Stevens

Vermont’s congressional delegation today announced that Congress has passed a measure that will rename the post office in Danville after Thaddeus Stevens.

Sanders Calls Tar Sands Pipeline ‘Insane’

News Release — Senator Bernie Sanders Nov. 18, 2014 Contact: Michael Briggs, (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said today that it would be “insane” to construct the Keystone XL pipeline to ship the dirtiest oil on the planet from Canada’s tar sands region to refineries along the Gulf of Mexico. “The scientific community […]

Sanders: Postal Service revenue rises as service cuts loom

Calling on the Postal Service to avert damaging service cuts and job losses, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) pointed to a new report today that revenue for the mail delivery service rose by $569 million during the fiscal year that just ended.

Sanders: Tar sands pipeline must be stopped

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today said blocking approval of a Keystone XL oil pipeline is “a no-brainer.”

Sanders: Tar sands pipeline must be stopped

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Nov. 14, 2014 BURLINGTON – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today said blocking approval of a Keystone XL oil pipeline is “a no-brainer.” The Senate is set to vote next Tuesday. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed legislation on Friday that would clear the way for construction of […]

Congressional panel to probe generic drug price hikes

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced today that a Senate panel he chairs will hold a hearing next week to explore why the costs of certain generic drugs are skyrocketing.

Sanders statement on Veterans Day

U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs’ Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement on Tuesday’s observance of Veterans Day

Vermont officials issue statements on Veterans Day

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., issued this statement on Veterans Day. Sanders is chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs “The truth is that we can never truly repay the debt that we owe to those men and women who put their lives on the line to defend our country. Since World War II, more […]

Sanders proposes ‘Democracy Day’

After Tuesday’s extremely low voter turnout, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced today that he will introduce legislation to make Election Day a national holiday.

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