Bernie Sanders

Leahy, Sanders and Welch announce Burlington Waterfront Park grant

News Release — Sen. Patrick Leahy July 19, 2017 Contact: David Carle (202) 224-3693 Dan McLean 802 862-6695 Kate Hamilton (202) 225-4115 $500,000 Granted For New Burlington Waterfront Park Supported By Leahy, Sanders And Welch . . . Burlington Is 1 of Only 22 Cities Receiving Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Support For […]

Documents show Burlington College defaulted on loan while Jane Sanders was president

Sanders declared that an examination of public records would show she had the college in “the best” financial shape it had been. But documents show otherwise.

Youth centers see hope in Sanders-backed jobs bill

In 2015, 7.4 percent of Vermonters between the ages of 18 and 24 weren’t working or in school.

Support unclear, GOP leaders vow vote on Obamacare repeal

It appears to have lost more Senate backers than it can afford. Repeal “makes for a great sound bite if you don’t actually have to do anything,” Sen. Patrick Leahy said. Bernie Sanders promised his own plan.

With $5.2M on hand, Sanders outpaces rest of delegation in election fundraising

Senate incumbents in contested races in other states have war chests of $3 million to $5 million. Sanders has not had a viable rival since 2006.

Vermont Republicans join Democrats to oppose health care bill

Gov. Phil Scott joined the state’s congressional delegation and Republicans and Democrats in the state Legislature to oppose the Better Care Reconciliation Act.

The Deeper Dig: The Trump budget threat

On this week’s podcast, Jasper Craven explains how federally funded programs in Vermont could see major cuts under the president’s budget proposals.

Sanders to hold telephone town hall

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders July 11, 2017 Contact: Dan McLean (802) 862-6695 Sanders to Hold Telephone Town Hall with Vermonters BURLINGTON, Vt., July 11 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will hold a telephone town hall with Vermonters Wednesday evening. Sanders, who will be in Washington, is holding the statewide call to give […]

Don Keelan: Sanders keep it all in the family

The senator and his family have emulated the Trumps in so many ways that it has to be disheartening to his legion of followers.

Source of Sanders bank pressure allegations says evidence is hearsay

Rep. Don Turner said the allegations arose from a conversation he had with three bankers at a Montpelier restaurant around the time the school closed.

Sanders denies Burlington College allegations on cable shows

The senator called it an “absolute lie” that he improperly helped secure a loan for Burlington College while his wife was president there. He was asked about the claim on CNN and MSNBC.

The Deeper Dig: Jane Sanders and Burlington College explained

This week’s podcast features two stories about Jane Sanders’ leadership at Burlington College: a land deal that has sparked a federal investigation, and an arrangement with her daughter’s woodworking school.

Sanders statement on Senate Republican health care bill score

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders June 26, 2017 Contact: [email protected] Sanders Statement on CBO Score of Senate Republican Health Care Bill WASHINGTON, June 26 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported that the Senate Republican health care plan would raise the number of people without […]

Sanders introduces bill to expand community health centers

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders June 26, 2017 Contact: [email protected] Sanders and Clyburn Introduce Bill to Expand Community Health Centers WASHINGTON, June 26 – While Republicans attempt to force through a bill that would make health care unaffordable for millions of Americans, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and House Assistant Democratic Leader Rep. James E. […]