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 […]

Leahy, Sanders and Welch announce that economic development disaster assistance applications are now being accepted

For immediate release March 28, 2012 Contact Ali Peterson Email: [email protected] WASHINGTON (WEDNESDAY, March 28) – U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch Wednesday announced the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is now accepting applications from Northeastern communities affected by disasters last year, including in Vermont, for $53,753,000 of disaster recovery […]

Senate support grows for Older Americans Act renewal

For immediate release March 29, 2012 Contact Michael Briggs (Sanders) Phone: 202 224-5141 WASHINGTON, March 28 – Chairman Bernie Sanders was joined today by 14 other senators in calling for reauthorization of the Older Americans Act, the landmark law that supports Meals on Wheels and other programs for seniors. Sanders (I-Vt.) and other supportive senators […]

Sanders: 14 senators call for reauthorization of Older Americans Act

Senate Support Grows for Older Americans Act Renewal WASHINGTON, March 28 – Chairman Bernie Sanders was joined today by 14 other senators in calling for reauthorization of the Older Americans Act, the landmark law that supports Meals on Wheels and other programs for seniors. Sanders (I-Vt.) and other supportive senators addressed a Capitol Hill briefing […]

Delegation announces funding to provide permanent housing to 25 homeless Vermont veterans

For immediate release March 27, 2012 Contact David Carle (Leahy): 202 224-3693 Michael Briggs (Sanders): 202 224-5141 Scott Coriell (Welch): 202 225-4115 WASHINGTON D.C., March 27 – Vermont’s congressional delegation – Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch – today announced $153,000 in federal funds to provide permanent housing and support services […]

Senate bill would force emergency action to cut gas prices

For immediate release March 21, 2012 Contact Michael Briggs Phone: (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, March 21 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today introduced a bill to make federal regulators invoke emergency powers to rein in speculators responsible for rapidly-rising gasoline prices. The legislation would set a 14-day deadline for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to implement […]

Sanders calls for passage of state law allowing childcare workers to bargain collectively

The Senator told a crowd of early educators they are doing the nation’s most important work. “You are fighting for the future of the country,” he said at a community forum hosted by Vermont Early Educators United-AFT, the Vermont Workers’ Center, and Voices for Vermont’s Children.

At Senate hearing, Sanders questions NRC about continued operation of Vermont Yankee

Marking the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Senate committee that oversees the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a hearing on the slow pace of efforts to strengthen safety at U.S. nuclear plants in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.

Sanders to hold town meeting to discuss dental crisis in Vermont

For immediate release Mar. 8, 2012 Contact Michael Briggs Phone: 202-224-5141 BURLINGTON, Vt., Mar. 7 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will hold a town meeting on Saturday, March 10 at Montpelier High School to discuss the dental crisis in the United States. Sanders has asked people from Vermont and across the country to tell […]

Vermont town meetings boost move to overturn Citizens United

For immediate release Mar. 7, 2012 Contact Michael Briggs (202) 228-6492 WASHINGTON, March 7 – Town meeting voters in Vermont yesterday overwhelmingly approved measures calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United and restore limits on corporate campaign spending. According to the latest tally, voters in 55 towns […]

Campaign Notebook: The more than 40 percent question, choosing sides in Burlington’s latest change election

Burlington City Hall. VTD/Josh Larkin

Sen. Bernie Sanders backs Democrat Miro Weinberger, but some Progressives think that Republican Kurt Wright is a safer choice.

Insurers see growing risks and costs from climate change

For immediate release Mar. 1, 2012 Contact Michael Briggs Phone:(202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON, March 1 – Coming off a year of record-setting $1 billion-plus natural disasters, representatives of leading insurance companies said today that costs to taxpayers and businesses from extreme weather will continue to soar because of climate change. The insurers joined Sens. Bernie Sanders […]

Bernie Sanders statement on women’s health care

For immediate release Mar. 1, 2012 Contact Michael Briggs PhoneL (202) 224-5141 WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today as the Senate debated a Republican measure to let employers and insurers opt out of provisions in the health care law: “In Vermont and around the country, there is growing anger that […]

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