Sanders’ papers filed, Peyton running for governor

Sen. Bernie Sanders has filed petitions for re-election as both a Democrat and as an independent and independent candidate Emily Peyton has joined the governor’s race. Gov. Peter Shumlin submitted his petition for re-election yesterday. “That’s the way he’s done it in the past,” said a Sanders staffer of the dual filing. Michael Briggs, a […]

Sanders has reservations about Nuclear Regulatory Commission nominee

“The function of the NRC is not to side with Entergy or other nuclear power companies in a disagreement with a host state,” Sanders said.

Sanders addresses Medicaid rally on Capitol Hill

Sanders Addresses Medicaid Rally on Capitol Hill WASHINGTON, June 12 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today told a rally on Capitol Hill that Congress must protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid during a new round of budget negotiations this year. “Yes, we have to deal with deficit reduction, but not on the backs of the […]

Sanders, Cummings introduce dental legislation for uninsured

Their twin bills also would address a severe and worsening shortage of dentists in the United States, especially in rural areas and inner cities.

Sanders: U.S. Education Dept. must cooperate with Vermont

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today told U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan that it is unacceptable to exclude Vermont and many other rural states from a major federal grant program.

Sanders says Vermont needs to do more to make dental care affordable

Although most oral health conditions are preventable, 60 percent of kids age 5 to 17 have cavities. Tooth decay, is five times more common among children than asthma, according to the report.

Sanders: Koch Bros. are Exhibit A in case Against Citizens United

A plan by the Koch brothers, a right-wing conservative family, to spend $400 million on political campaigns this year is the latest evidence of the need to overturn a Supreme Court ruling that voided campaign finance laws, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today.

Leahy, Sanders and New York senators press for Montreal train service

NEWS FROM THE UNITED STATES SENATE David Carle (Leahy) 202 224-3693 | Mike Briggs (Sanders) 202 224-5141 Bethany Lesser (Gillibrand) 202-224-3873 | Matt House (Schumer) 202-224-6542 Vermont And New York Senators Push For Improved Passenger Train Service To Montreal WASHINGTON (THURSDAY, May 24) — U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Charles Schumer, (D-N.Y.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) […]

Sanders statement on NRC nominee

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement on the nomination of Allison Macfarlane to chair the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Sanders: Crackdown on pharmaceutical fraud

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today proposed tough new penalties to combat rampant pharmaceutical industry fraud.

Senate bill would end Federal Reserve conflicts

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today introduced legislation to prohibit banking industry executives from serving as directors of the 12 Federal Reserve regional banks.

Bill introduced to end conflicts of interest at the Federal Reserve

For immediate release WASHINGTON, May 22 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today introduced legislationto prohibit banking industry executives from serving as directors of the 12 Federal Reserve regional banks. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is an original co-sponsor of the measure to end conflicts of interest involving regulators and the financial institutions they regulate.  She joined Sanders […]

Sanders’ statement on Nuclear Regulatory Commission chairman

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement today on the resignation of Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko.

Vermont requests at least $30 million more for Irene Recovery

Leahy, Sanders and Welch wrote to Obama urging the president to grant the state’s request.

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