Vermont to receive $15 million in emergency aid

The U.S. Department of Transportation will release $15 million in emergency funds to help Vermont rebuild and repair roads and bridges destroyed or damaged by floods, Vermont’s congressional delegation announced today.

Leahy, Sanders, Welch announce grants totaling more than $1 M for economic development planning in east-central and northwestern Vermont

Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I) and Congressman Peter Welch (D) announced Monday that the Northwest Regional Planning Commission and the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission will receive economic development planning grants totaling more than a million dollars from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Transportation bill clears final hurdle; VTrans to kick into high gear

Secretary of Transportation Brian Searles speaking before members of the Vermont House and Senate on Wednesday. VTD/Josh Larkin

The legislation will infuse the Vermont economy over the next three years with as much as $250 million in funding for road repairs.

Senate panel passes 2-year Transportation Bill with Sanders provisions for Vermont

NEWS: Senate Panel Passes Transportation Bill with Sanders Provisions for Vermont WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 – A Senate panel today approved and sent to the full Senate a two-year transportation funding bill to repair crumbling roads, bridges and railroads and fund other transportation projects. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a member of the Environment and Public Works […]

Delegation announces assistance to Franklin, Washington and Windham to help with spring flooding damage

Vermont’s congressional delegation – Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch – today announced a disaster declaration that will bring federal assistance to counties affected by this spring’s flooding that were until now ineligible for such assistance.

New rental development opens in Essex

Today, Senator Bernie Sanders joined the Champlain Housing Trust (CHT) and Housing Vermont to celebrate the completion of thirty apartments in a single building located off Susie Wilson Road in the Town of Essex.

Sanders and Welch hail review of State Department handling of Tar Sands pipeline

The 1,700-mile pipeline would carry more than half a million barrels of oil a day from Canada’s tar sands to refineries in Texas. The State Department is reviewing the proposal because the pipeline would cross the international border between the United States and Canada.

Sanders town meeting on postal service cutbacks draws 300 Vermonters

Sanders (I-Vt.) said he will introduce legislation this week to address the Postal Service’s financial woes without resorting to drastic cutbacks in service and massive layoffs.

Camels Hump Middle School is a national model

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today helped mark the opening of a solar energy project at the Camels Hump Middle School, one of the greenest public schools in Vermont.

Sanders to hold town meeting on future of U.S. Postal Service on Nov. 6

Sanders wants to hear Vermonters’ thoughts about major changes under consideration by the Postal Service, including the elimination of 120,000 postal employees; closing of 3,700 post offices –including 15 in Vermont; closing of 300 mail processing centers, including two major mail facilities in Vermont; and the elimination of Saturday mail delivery.

Sanders addresses better buildings workshop

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tonight welcomed representatives from around the country to a conference here on how better buildings can save energy and improve the environment.

Fraudulent defense contractors paid $1 trillion

Hundreds of defense contractors that defrauded the U.S. military received more than $1.1 trillion in Pentagon contracts during the past decade, according to a Department of Defense report prepared for Sen. Bernie Sanders.

GAO finds serious conflicts at the fed

A new audit of the Federal Reserve released today detailed widespread conflicts of interest involving directors of its regional banks.

The recession and older Americans

In the midst of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, millions of American seniors have seen a decline in their standard of living and are struggling to survive.

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