Sanders calls for federal minimum wage increase

“We need to raise the minimum wage to at least $10.10 an hour,” said Sanders. “That’s why I cosponsored legislation which will soon be on the Senate floor.”

Vermont lands $37 million federal grant for early childhood education

Gov. Peter Shumlin formally announced the state’s successful bid for a $37 million Early Learning Race to the Top grant during a news conference at the Statehouse on Monday. Photo by John Herrick/VTDigger

A $36.9 million federal grant will set the foundation for low-income and high-needs children — especially the youngest — to succeed in school, said Gov. Peter Shumlin at a news conference Monday at the Statehouse.

Sanders: Budget agreement advances in Senate

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) voted today to advance a House-passed budget agreement that averts another government shutdown and rejects proposals to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits.

Sanders: Budget pact protects Social Security and Medicare

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said widespread grassroots opposition to cuts in Social Security benefits and Medicare coverage kept congressional budget negotiators from cutting the programs in a two-year agreement outlined yesterday.

Sanders to host meeting of Vermont Community Health Center leaders

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will host a meeting on Wednesday of community health center leaders from throughout Vermont.

Sanders to visit new community health centers, veterans clinic

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Tuesday will visit new community health centers in Bristol, Vt., and Arlington, Vt. He also will tour a VA health clinic in Bennington, Vt., and speak to high school students in Middlebury, Vt.

Keelan: Into ‘hostile territory’ went Bernie

Bernie will go on infinitum blaming the recklessness of the economy on banks, corporations and the Koch Brothers. But I have one question for Bernie: How reckless and negligent was it this past summer when Congress went on vacation for six weeks knowing all along that the country was in a dire budget mess?

Sanders applauds Pope Francis’ call to rein in the ‘tyranny’ of capitalism

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Nov. 26, 2013 BURLINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today applauded Pope Francis’ recent papal pronouncement, which condemns the “new tyranny” of unrestrained capitalism, causing income inequality and poverty, and calling on leaders to curb “the absolute autonomy of the marketplace and financial speculation,” and act “for the […]

Leahy, Sanders, Welch urge rewrite of food safety rules

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) are urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to revise rules implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act in a way that enhances food safety and the continued strength of Vermont’s agricultural sector.

Senate Panel passes Vermont Wild and Scenic Rivers bill

A Senate panel today passed legislation to designate the Upper Missisquoi and Trout Rivers in Vermont as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers system.

Legislation to end fossil fuel tax breaks Introduced by Sen. Sanders, Rep. Ellison

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Nov. 21, 2013 WASHINGTON – As House and Senate budget negotiators look for ways to lower deficits, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) today introduced legislation to eliminate tax loopholes and subsidies that support the oil, gas and coal industries. The End Polluter Welfare Act […]

Sanders holds hearing today on disparities in life expectancy

Sen. Bernie Sanders, chairman of the Senate subcommittee on aging, held a hearing today to discuss the extraordinary disparities in life expectancy that exist between regions of the United States and even neighborhoods within cities.

Veterans’ panel advances health care, jobs and other legislation

The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs today advanced legislation to expand access to health care and dental care at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Veterans For Peace to submit petition to ban drones

On Tuesday afternoon, November 19th, the Will Miller Green Mountain Chapter of Veterans For Peace will submit to Senator Patrick Leahy, Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Peter Welch, at their Burlington offices, copies of its “Petition For the Redress of Grievances STOP THE DRONE KILLING.”

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