Veterans Affairs officials came to conference to speak about what Sen. Bernie Sanders called the “cutting-edge” changes in veterans’ health care.
News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Aug. 12, 2013 BURLINGTON -– With revenue rebounding, the U.S. Postal Service would have posted a profit for the past three months without an unprecedented requirement that it sink $5.5 billion a year into future retiree health care, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today. The latest quarterly report […]
News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Aug. 12, 2013 WASHINGTON -– As President Barack Obama weighs his choice to lead the Federal Reserve, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today posed key questions that any potential nominee must address. The president’s pick to replace Ben Bernanke after his term as chairman ends […]
News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Aug. 9, 2013 BURLINGTON -– U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said legislation that President Barack Obama is signing today will let college borrowing costs balloon. “This legislation is going to make an already bad situation of student indebtedness even worse,” said Sanders, a member of the Senate education committee. […]
News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Aug. 7, 2013 BURLINGTON -– U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said today he agrees with Postal Service unions that oppose legislation likely to end Saturday mail service, significantly slow down delivery, close processing plants and eliminate door-to-door deliveries. A bill by Sens. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) […]
“In the midst of a severe recession, this bill would lead to the elimination of tens of thousands of decent-paying jobs – many of them held by military veterans,” Sanders said.
On the 48th anniversary of congressional passage of the law that created Medicare, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today joined a coalition advocating a Medicare-for-all health care system to provide better care at less cost for more Americans.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today laid out a series of tax reform proposals in letters to Sens. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and declined an offer by the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee to keep his proposals secret.
Saying that “it’s time for new leadership at the Federal Reserve and a new approach to our troubled economy,” U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today urged President Obama to appoint a new central bank chairman who will “put the needs of the disappearing middle class ahead of the interests of Wall Street and the wealthy few.”
For immediate release WASHINGTON, July 24 – Over Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) opposition, the Senate today voted 81-18 for a college loan bill that would lead to higher interest rates for students and parents who borrow money for college. The vote came after the Senate rejected an amendment by Sanders to have the bill expire […]
News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. July 24, 2013 WASHINGTON -– The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs today approved a package of bills to improve benefits and health care services for veterans and their families. Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said the package includes a measure to bring the Department of Veterans Affairs in line […]