Darren Springer named new Public Service Department deputy commissioner

Darren Springer, chief counsel for Sen. Bernie Sanders, will take over as the Public Service Department’s new deputy commissioner, said Chriss Recchia, commissioner of the department, on Thursday.

‘Take Care of Our Heroes,’ VFW commander says

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today asked the national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars about a proposal to cut benefits for disabled veterans and their survivors.

Sanders: Budget must close tax loopholes

Sen. Bernie Sanders, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, said today he is working with the committee on a 10-year budget which would create jobs, lower the deficit and protect working families and the most vulnerable people in our society.

Chairman Sanders addresses American Legion

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told the American Legion today that he is “deeply troubled” by unacceptable backlogs in processing veterans’ disability claims.

Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Vermont NeighborWorks Groups garner $427,230 to help Vermonters find affordable rental housing

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) and Rep. Peter Welch (D) Monday announced that NeighborWorks will be awarding $427,230 in federal funds to help inform Vermonters about homeownership and to preserve and develop affordable rental housing.

Vermont League of Conservation Voters announces delegation scores

The Vermont League of Conservation Voters today released environmental voting scores for Vermont’s delegation to the US Congress.

Sanders, 23 other senators, challenge end of Saturday USPS delivery

A shift to five-day service could lead to further declines in mail volume and revenues, worsening the U.S. Postal Service’s overall condition.

Maroni: A different side of Bernie

Bernie doesn’t seem to understand that wind (and solar) are intermittent renewable resources that do not replace fossil fuels.

Sanders, Boxer propose climate change bills

The proposal was drafted as two measures, the Climate Protection Act and the Sustainable Energy Act.

Leahy, Sanders, Welch: U.S. Department of Transportation to release $18.25 million in emergency funds for Irene-damaged roads in Vermont

The funding is part of $1.1 billion in new emergency relief funding approved by Congress.

Postal Service modernization bills introduced

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) today introduced legislation to modernize the U.S. Postal Service, save Saturday mail and repeal a crippling law responsible for 80 percent of the mail system’s funding woes.

Leahy, Sanders, Welch reactions to State of the Union address

are Vermont’s congressional delegation’s reactions to President Obama’s State Of The Union Message last night.

Jones: The shell game in Vermont’s energy policy

Vermont’s SPEED (Sustainably Priced Energy Development) program, which all of the instate wind resources participate in, is the most fundamentally flawed renewable energy policy in the nation today.

Sanders announces winners of State of the Union essay contest

With President Barack Obama set to deliver his State of the Union address on Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today announced the winner and top finalists in his annual State of the Union essay contest for Vermont high school students.

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