Sanders: Good news, bad news in new postal plan

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today welcomed Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe’s decision to abandon plans to close 3,600 rural post offices, including 15 in Vermont, but voiced reservations about a new plan to cut hours of operation.

Sanders: Senate Republicans Block Student Loan Bill

Contact Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141   WASHINGTON, May 8 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today said Congress must keep student loan interest rates from doubling this summer for 7.4 million students, including 19,000 in Vermont. He said he regretted that Senate Republicans on a party-line vote refused to take up a plan to extend the […]

Sanders data cited in probe of Chesapeake Energy

The Reuters investigation relied on confidential trading data disclosed by Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Senate approves domestic violence measure: Sanders cosponsored Leahy bill

For immediate release April 26, 2012 Contact Michael Briggs Phone: (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, April 26 – The Senate voted 68-31 Thursday to renew the Violence Against Women Act, the federal law to help women and children escape abuse. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was a cosponsor of the bill authored by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). “The […]

Senate passes Postal Service reform: Sanders provisions strengthen Bill

For immediate release April 26, 2012 Contact Michael Briggs Phone: (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, April 25 – The Senate today voted 62-37 for a bill that Sen. Bernie Sanders helped craft to modernize the U.S. Postal Service, save tens of thousands of jobs and spare rural post offices and scores of mail sorting plants threatened with […]

Sanders: White River Junction plant now on Postal Service list to remain open

For immediate release April 24, 2012 Contact Michael Briggs Phone: (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, April 24 – Sen. Bernie Sanders announced today that the U.S. Postal Service has developed a new list of mail sorting plants that it will keep open, including the mail processing center at White River Junction, Vt. The plant employs 250 workers […]

Geothermal can cut fuel bills and create jobs, Sanders says

Sen. Bernie Sanders at a congressional hearing in Washington, D.C.

Installing a ground source heating system can save home and building owners up to half on energy costs. As fossil fuel prices increase Sanders and business leaders see big potential.

Everything you wanted to know about polling, but were afraid to ask

Sen. Bernie Sanders. VTD file/Josh Larkin

Legitimate, balanced polling does reflect public opinion. What’s often overlooked is that reporting public opinion may then alter it.

Sanders Opposes NRC Nominee

For immediate release April 20, 2012 Contact Michael Briggs Phone: (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today on the reappointment of Commissioner Kristine Svinicki to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission: “I have serious concerns about NRC Commissioner Svinicki’s record on safety. With Commissioner Svinicki’s vote, the NRC approved Vermont Yankee’s […]

Senate takes up postal service reforms Sanders’ provisions to be added to bill

For immediate release April 17, 2012 Contact Michael Briggs Phone: (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, April 17 – The Senate today voted 74-22 to take up legislation to modernize the U.S. Postal Service. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) led a group of more than two dozen senators who pressed to make the bill stronger. “Today’s vote clears the […]

Senate GOP blocks Buffett rule

Sanders: “The richest 400 Americans own more wealth than the bottom 150 million Americans.”

Sanders hosts clean energy investment summit

For immediate release April 9, 2012 Contact Michael Briggs Phone: (202) 224-5141 BURLINGTON, Vt., April 9 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Gov. Peter Shumlin and the Vermont Department of Public Service today hosted a Vermont Clean Energy Investment Summit. The goal of the conference was to determine how the state could become a model […]

Vermont clean energy investment summit

For immediate release April 6, 2012 Contact Michael Briggs Phone: (202) 224-5141 BURLINGTON, Vt., April 4 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Gov. Peter Shumlin and the Vermont Department of Public Service on Monday will host a Vermont Clean Energy Investment Summit. In addition to the senator and governor, featured speakers will include Maj. Gen. […]

Senator Sanders recognized for commitment to educational opportunities

For immediate release April 6, 2012 Contact Michael Briggs Phone: (202) 224-5141 STOWE, Vt., April 4 – The New England Educational Opportunity Association today awarded Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) the Claiborne Pell Award, its top honor, to recognize his commitment to providing greater educational opportunities for people from low- and middle-income backgrounds. The Claiborne Pell […]

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