Sanders encourages veterans to take advantage of benefits

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Veterans Affairs officials came to conference to speak about what Sen. Bernie Sanders called the “cutting-edge” changes in veterans’ health care.

VPIRG delivers 30,000 signatures in support of GMO labeling law

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Since the beginning of May, canvassers have spoken to more than 50,000 Vermonters and collected approximately 30,000 signatures in support of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) labeling.

Congress must not hobble Postal Service rebound

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 […]

Four questions for the next Fed Chairman

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 […]

Student loan law raises college costs, Sanders says

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. […]

Sanders sides with postal unions in opposing cost-cutting measures

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.) […]

Sorrell, advocates fight federal bill on toxic substances

Vermont AG William Sorrell, right, said his office lacked the evidence needed to bring criminal charges against Vermont Yankee Officials. VTD/Josh Larkin

Legislation in the U.S. Senate could preempt Vermont’s efforts to place tougher regulations on toxic products, such as the fire retardant ban passed last session. Delegation silent on the issue.

What the Vermont delegation did before their summer vacation

Rep. Peter Welch, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Patrick Leahy got together Monday to talk about the farm bill passed through the house in June. VTD Photo/Taylor Dobbs

Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch have lent their names to a number of bills, and they’ve been vocal on topics ranging from surveillance to student loans.

Sanders opposes bill that would end Saturday and door-to-door mail delivery

“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.

Sanders: Medicare for all

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.

Sanders details tax plan, declines secrecy offer

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.

Sanders: New fed chief must make jobs top priority

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.”

Sanders Votes No on Student Loan Rate Increases

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 […]

Veterans’ Committee advances health care, benefits bills

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 […]

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