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Sanders Blocks NRC Nominee WASHINGTON, June 27 – In the latest development in a legal fight over the fate of Vermont Yankee, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today he is blocking Senate confirmation of a Nuclear Regulatory Commission nominee. Sanders issued the following statement on why he placed a hold on the nomination of William [...]
As President Obama entered budget negotiations for the first time with meetings today at the White House, Sanders urged him not to yield to demands by Republican congressional leaders to exempt taxes on the wealthiest Americans and the most profitable corporations.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today applauded the decision by the United States and other oil consuming countries to push down energy prices by releasing 60 million barrels of oil from government reserves.
More than 5 million American seniors face the threat of hunger and 1 million a year go hungry, according to a report released today by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) at a hearing of a Senate panel he chairs.
“In my view, the federal government should not intervene in the lawsuit that Entergy has filed against the state of Vermont,” Sanders said.
I voted today to end the ethanol subsidy which would save taxpayers $3 billion for the remainder of this year.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today blasted the Nuclear Regulatory Commission during an appearance before a Senate panel for asking the Department of Justice to intervene in an Entergy Corp. lawsuit against the state of Vermont over the future of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
The additional request was made by Gov. Peter Shumlin on Monday in response to damage caused by severe storms, which occurred after the initial disaster declaration request was sent on May 27th. Following that initial request, the delegation wrote a similar letter to the president.
Contact Michael Briggs (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, June 6 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) introduced a bill that would lower the cost of solar power and put the United States on track to install 10 million solar systems on homes and businesses by 2020. Sanders and Boozman are the chairman and [...]
About 700 workers employed by Stanley Inc. and its subcontractors are to receive checks by June 6 for their share of the back pay. The checks average about $4,000, but vary depending on how long workers were on the payroll and other factors.