As dairy farmers struggle to cope with rising production costs driven up during this summer’s severe drought, a bipartisan group of senators from leading dairy states today asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to review the floor price for raw milk.
Comprehensive legislation was introduced today in the Senate to reauthorize and expand the Older Americans Act, the landmark law that supports Meals on Wheels and other essential programs for seniors.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today participated in a dedication ceremony for a $1.2 million expansion of the Plainfield Health Center.
Leahy, Welch, Sanders push for stopgap patch for the dairy safety net until new Farm Bill is enacted
With hopes rapidly fading for a new Farm Bill before the current one expires at the end of September, dairy policy leaders in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House — led by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and joined by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — are pushing for a temporary fix for the dairy safety net until the new dairy program that is included in both the Senate and House versions of the Farm Bill becomes law and can be put in place by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The Rev. Marcel Rainville will serve as the guest chaplain and deliver the daily prayer opening Thursday’s session of the Senate. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) recommended Father Rainville for the honor of serving as a guest chaplain.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today welcomed President Barack Obama’s statement in support of a constitutional amendment to undo the 2010 Supreme Court ruling inCitizens United that paved the way for a flood of campaign cash from corporations and wealthy special interests.
“I was deeply moved by the compassion and good will that Vermonters extended to friends and neighbors – as well as to complete strangers – who were stricken by the disaster.”
In the last three months, the solar project has generated 681 megawatt hours of electricity, over 11 percent more than expected. During the same three-month period, the Guard saved more than $82,000 on electric bills.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Vermont environmental leaders held a news conference today to discuss smart-grid technology that is making Vermont a national leader in developing a smarter, stronger, more efficient and reliable electric system.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today announced that the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a field hearing on Monday in Burlington, Vt., to explore gasoline prices in northwestern Vermont.
Allegretto found that in 2007, the wealth held by the six Waltons was equal to that of the bottom 30.5 percent of families in the U.S. In 2010, the Waltons’ share equaled the entire bottom 41.5 percent of families.