Chairman Bernie Sanders on Veterans Day

Sen. Bernie Sanders, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, issued the following statement in advance of Monday’s observance of Veterans Day.

Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Vermont receives $16.6 million In home heating assistance

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.), who have pressed for the release of federal home heating aid funds as winter weather has descended on Vermont, welcomed the federal release Monday of $16.6 million in heating assistance to the state.

National lab to study solar production in northern climate

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt, announced the state’s partnership with Sandia National Laboratories during a news conference at the site of a new solar energy test center on IBM’s Williston campus Monday. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

The goal of the SunShot Initiative is to have 15 percent of the country powered by solar energy in 2030.

Margolis: A quixotic run by Sanders, Vermont’s populist senator?

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks as a group of VPIRG canvassers gathers behind him Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at the Statehouse in Montpelier. Photo by Viola Gad/VTDigger

Sanders could but raise the flag of the populist wing of the Democratic Party, the faction most concerned about growing economic inequality.

Sanders scheduled to speak at Johnson State College’s Veterans Day event

Johnston State College will honor veterans and celebrate Veterans Day with a number of free activities on campus starting at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 11.

Special budget panel focuses on jobs

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said a special congressional committee that met today for the first time should promote jobs and the economy without cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other benefits for working families.

Senate panel advances Older Americans Act

A Senate committee today advanced legislation by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to reauthorize the Older Americans Act, which supports Meals on Wheels and other services for the country’s rapidly-growing population of seniors.

‘Close door on 9/11,’ surveillance critic says

William Arkin was the keynote speaker at an event organized by the Vermont American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday. Photo by Alicia Freese/VTDigger

Journalist and military intelligence expert William Arkin says legislative efforts unlikely to slow the ‘security state.’

Sanders: Listen to the American people

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today that a special congressional committee meeting for the first time on Wednesday should do what Americans clearly want and come up with a budget to promote jobs and the economy without cutting Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other benefits for working families.

Welch’s political war chest adds another $213,000

Rep. Peter Welch answers questions from reporters at his Burlington office Monday. Photo by Alicia Freese/VTDigger

Sanders and Leahy each take in about $30,000 in July-Sept. campaign finance reporting period.

Sanders appointed to budget conference committee

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders has clinched a seat on the budget conference committee, which will put him in the thick of upcoming negotiations between Democrats and Republicans. The 30-member committee’s goal is to forge a compromise budget by Dec. 13. The House and Senate passed markedly different budget bills back in the spring. If the […]

The Playboy Interview: Sanders waxes on oligarchy, presidential plans

Sen. Bernie Sanders. VTD file/Josh Larkin

“There’s an effort to privatize water, for God’s sake. I suppose somebody will figure out how to charge you for the oxygen you breathe.” — Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Vermont delegation supports budget deal, but blunt about shutdown’s cause, fallout

Rep. Peter Welch, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Patrick Leahy got together Monday to talk about the farm bill passed through the house in June. VTD Photo/Taylor Dobbs

Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch all plan to vote for the deal, which funds the government through Jan. 15 and rolls back the debt-ceiling deadline to Feb. 7.

Maine Sen. King Recounts How Insurance Saved his Life

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Oct. 10, 2013 WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today chaired a hearing on the deadly consequences and “invisible plague” that would occur if congressional Republicans are allowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. “How many people will die if the Affordable Care Act is repealed?” Sanders asked […]

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