Bernie Sanders

Leaders call latest Obamacare repeal bill ‘tax cuts that would help the rich’

It would cut taxes on health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, tanning salons, and families earning more than $250,000.

Sanders questions Republican leaders

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders June 20, 2017 Contact: Dan McLean 802-862-6695 Sanders Asks Republican Leaders ‘What Are You Afraid Of?’ BURLINGTON, Vt., June 20 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) joined Democratic senators on the Senate floor Monday evening to protest Republicans’ unprecedented, closed-door effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The House […]

Sanders warns: Trump leading nation toward authoritarianism

Bernie Sanders says U.S. efforts to promote democracy abroad could be hurt by the Trump administration’s authoritarian tendencies.

Sanders prepared remarks on authoritarianism

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders June 22, 2017 Contact: [email protected] EMBARGOED UNTIL 11 A.M. TODAY WASHINGTON, June 22 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will deliver the following remarks at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on Thursday morning: It is a pleasure for me to be here today at the Carnegie Endowment for International […]

Delegation joins constitutional lawsuit against Trump

The suit accuses him of violating the Constitution with his foreign business dealings. A sitting president has never faced a challenge in court under the so-called emoluments clause.

First Vermont School Group visits Edward M. Kennedy Institute

News Release — Edward M. Kennedy Institute June 15, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Natalie Boyle [email protected] 857-271-3344 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS, FIRST VERMONT SCHOOL GROUP VISITS THE EDWARD M. KENNEDY INSTITUTE Twinfield Union School students visited the Institute on Wednesday for an interactive program and live debate BOSTON – The Edward M. Kennedy Institute […]

Sanders announces $3 million in housing grants for Vermont

“Affordable housing is essential. When you spend half of your money on rent, that leaves very little for other necessities such as food and medicine.”

Sanders Announces $3 Million in Federal Funds for Vermont Housing

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders June 16, 2017 Contact: Dan McLean 802-862-6695 BURLINGTON, Vt., June 15 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced Thursday Vermont will receive $3 million from the National Housing Trust Fund. The funds will be used to build, preserve, and rehabilitate affordable rental housing. Sanders helped lead a 15-year effort […]

Margolis: The hostility gulf between left and right

Bernie Sanders’ statements can be criticized as bad policy, unrealistic, even downright silly. But it is all but impossible to find a sentence that could be interpreted as encouraging shooting people.

Sanders condemns ‘despicable’ shooting blamed on ex-campaign volunteer

“Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society, and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms,” Sanders said. It was unclear whether the attack on a Republican leader was politically motivated.

Sanders Statement on Sessions Hearing

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders June 13, 2017 Contact: Sanders Press Office [email protected] WASHINGTON, June 13 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Tuesday after Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Russian meddling in the United States election: “The attorney general’s appearance raised more questions than answers […]

One family, two schools: Questions raised about another Sanders deal

As Burlington College president, Jane Sanders forged a financial arrangement with an off-site school run by her daughter. Was it, as a critic says, a “sweetheart deal” or an effective program?

Sanders launches think tank

The three paid staffers, include her son, David Driscoll, who is listed as a co-founder and creative director.

Comey: Trump offered ‘lies, plain and simple’ about FBI

The fired former director, appearing before a congressional committee Thursday, also offered details of how he says the president sought to obstruct a probe related to Russia’s role in the election.