Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) – chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, a member of the Senate Budget Committee and the founder of the Senate Defending Social Security Caucus – issued the following statement today on President Barack Obama’s proposed 2014 budget.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today introduced legislation to break up banks that have grown so big that the Justice Department fears the financial system would be put at risk if criminal charges were filed. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) proposed a companion bill in the House.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today recognized the first business to participate in an innovative financing program that helps pay for energy efficiency improvements. Authorized by a Sanders provision in a 2011 appropriations bill, a $1 million grant to the Burlington Electric Department helped launch the on-bill financing program, which helps businesses pay for energy efficient technologies with the savings from reduced utility bills. Burlington Electric matched the $1 million federal grant with another $1 million – providing further incentives to lower the cost of efficiency projects.
Leahy, Sanders, Welch, Shumlin: Vermont to receive nearly $18M in federal community development funds for Irene repairs
In one of the largest single grants to the state to help after Tropical Storm Irene, Senator Patrick Leahy (D), Senator Bernie Sanders (I), Congressman Peter Welch (D) and Governor Peter Shumlin (D) Wednesday announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is releasing $17,932,000 in community rebuilding funds to Vermont from a disaster relief appropriations bill passed by Congress and signed by the President in January.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today he will introduce legislation to break up banks that have grown so big that the Justice Department has not pursued prosecutions for fear an indictment would harm the financial system.
Citing a legal opinion by the Government Accountability Office, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today called on Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to withdraw his plan to stop Saturday mail delivery.
A reading of current research suggests that Vermont’s leaders should promote adaptive as well as mitigation responses to climate change.
The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs today urged Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to help the Department of Veterans Affairs curb a growing backlog of claims for disability benefits.
Older Americans Act programs provide basic necessities such as meals, caregiver support, job training and placement, legal services, and protection from abuse and neglect in nursing homes. The programs are needed now more than ever with the older adult population of the United States rapidly expanding and 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 every day.
A Senate panel today examined Department of Veterans Affairs efforts to provide mental health counseling for veterans who are committing suicides at a rate of more than 8,000 a year.
Statement of Sen. Bernie Sanders on VA Mental Health Care – Ensuring Timely Access to High-Quality Care
Statement of Senator Bernie Sanders, Chairman Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs — VA Mental Health Care – Ensuring Timely Access to High-Quality Care