Bernie Sanders

Officials: Immigration enforcement could hurt agriculture

“These struggling farmers must worry about staying afloat with the prospect of losing their workforce without warning,” the congressional delegation and others wrote to ICE as three activists await deportation.

Leahy will not vote for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

The Vermont senator does not support Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s decision to filibuster the Gorsuch nomination, which would effectively block a full Senate vote.

Vermont congressional delegation blasts Trump at town hall meeting in Hardwick

Sanders said depriving an elderly person in Vermont a hot meal in order to give more tax breaks to billionaires is “a sick mentality.”

Sanders tells concerned Vermont teachers he’ll fight Trump’s budget

Sen. Bernie Sanders said many of the financial struggles educators and students are facing are the result of the political power of billionaire conservative donors.

Bernie Sanders to Hold Town Hall on Education With Vermont-NEA Members

News Release — Vermont National Education Association March 22, 2017 Contact: Darren Allen 802.224.2403 (office) 802.839.8618 (mobile) Bernie talks with state’s educators during their annual meeting in his only town hall devoted entirely to education issues MONTPELIER – Sen. Bernie Sanders will conduct a town hall-style discussion with members of Vermont-NEA Saturday during the union’s […]

Sanders to Speak at St. Johnsbury Academy Commencement

News Release — St. Johnsbury Academy March 17, 2016 Contact: Phoebe Cavanaugh Cobb, Marketing and Communications St. Johnsbury Academy 1000 Main Street St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819 802-751-2336 Email: [email protected] Web: St. Johnsbury Academy’s speaker at the school’s 174th Commencement taking place on Monday, June 5th, will be Senator Bernie Sanders. The senator’s website describes […]

UPDATED: Vermont delegation, protesters decry arrests of undocumented immigrants

Leahy, Sanders and Welch lambaste Trump administration for not focusing on “removing those people who pose a threat to public safety or national security.”

Vermont congressional delegation to hold town meeting Saturday in Hardwick

Vermont’s congressional delegation will hold a joint town meeting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hazen Union School in Hardwick. U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., will hold the forum to discuss a wide array of issues with constituents. In a joint statement, Leahy, Sanders and Welch […]

Sanders sees ‘revolution’ in energy

Sanders toured Green Mountain Power’s Solar City operation. The utility can now store solar energy through state-of-the-art control systems that enable the utility to tap power at times of high demand.

Sanders supports Trump plan to fund VA system

While Sanders has been highly critical of the president’s plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Veterans Administration care system would get more funding under Trump’s budget.

Trump budget cuts would gut federal funds to Vermont

The president’s plan eliminates many federal programs and shifts the financial and regulatory burden of government on to the states. Read VTDigger’s complete analysis of how the budget would impact Vermont.

Sanders rails against Trump, GOP in Springfield

Many Trump supporters, according to Sanders, are working class people who don’t believe in tax breaks for billionaires, or support cuts to Social Security, Medicaid or Medicare.

Sanders Statement on Trump’s Budget

News Release — Sen. Bernie Sanders March 16, 2017 Contact: Sanders Press Office [email protected] WASHINGTON, March 16 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Thursday after President Donald Trump released his budget: “President Trump’s budget is morally obscene and bad economic policy. It will cause devastating pain to the very people Trump promised […]

Advocates win attention, but no vote yet, for tax return bill

A key committee chair was inundated with postcards advocating that presidential candidates be forced to release the documents. But time is likely to run out for the bill this year.