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.

Sanders tells the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to get serious about oil speculation

The commission is slated to consider a rule that Sanders said “will do little or nothing” to limit traders who artificially drive up gasoline and home heating oil prices.

Sanders, Leahy raise concerns about State Department study on tar sands oil pipeline

The State Department is responsible for deciding whether to approve the billion-dollar Keystone XL pipeline project. TransCanada, the company trying to build the pipeline, reportedly was permitted to screen private firms bidding to perform an environmental impact study.

Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Washington Electric Cooperative nets $7.4 M. loan for service improvements, including ‘smart-grid’ components

Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I) and Representative Peter Welch (D) Thursday announced a $7.4 million federal loan for electric power grid improvements, including new “smart meter” components, in Washington, Orange and Caledonia Counties.

Sanders to talk with U.S. Transportation Secretary on livestream at noon and WDEV at 1 p.m.

U.S. Transportation Secretary on ‘Brunch with Bernie’ BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 14 – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will join Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at noon today on his weekly “Brunch with Bernie” radio, television and Internet program. The secretary and the senator will discuss transportation issues in Vermont and around the country during the first […]

Sanders announces funds for locally-grown food

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today announced two grants totaling $165,555 for the Green Mountain Farm Direct and the Northeast Organic Farming Association to expand access to locally-produced food for Vermont seniors, low-income families and others.

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