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Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006 after serving 16 years in the House of Representatives. Sanders ran to become the Democratic Party presidential nominee in both 2016 and 2020 and remains the longest-serving independent member of Congress in American history. Elected Mayor of Burlington, Vermont in 1981, he served four terms. Before his 1990 election as Vermont's at-large member in Congress, Sanders lectured at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and at Hamilton College in upstate New York.

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Now Is the Time, Finally, for Congress to Stand Up for Working Families

This reconciliation bill is being opposed by every Republican in Congress as well as the drug companies, the insurance companies, the fossil fuel industry, and the billionaire class. They want to maintain the status quo in which the very rich get richer while ordinary Americans continue to struggle to make ends meet. Well, I disagree.

Bernie Sanders ·

Instead of Giveaways to the Rich, We Will Use Reconciliation to Serve Working People and Heal the Planet

As we address the needs of working families, and combat climate change, we are going to create millions of good paying jobs, many of them union jobs.

Bernie Sanders ·

We Must Do What Is Popular and Right, and Expand Medicare

We cannot come out of this national public health crisis only to retain the status quo—one that leaves at least 87 million uninsured or underinsured.

Pramila Jayapal ·

It Is Imperative We Fix the Gaping Holes in Medicare

Since its inception in 1965, Medicare has not covered such basic health-care needs as hearing, dental care, and vision.

Bernie Sanders ·

We Must Act With Unprecedented Boldness to Meet These Historical Crises

The job of Congress now is to listen to the American people, move our country boldly forward on a path to economic success and show voters that Democrats are prepared to do everything possible to improve their lives.

Bernie Sanders ·

Trump's Attacks on Election Integrity Is a Threat to Everything This Country Stands For

In order to be effective in combating Trump's attempt to sabotage the November election, it is important that you, and everyone you know, recognize the warning signs as to what he and his Republican allies are doing.

Bernie Sanders ·

The Science Is Clear: Our 'Masks for All' Plan Will Save Lives

The coronavirus pandemic is raging out of control under Trump's leadership, but there are common sense solutions we must urgently implement.

Bernie Sanders ·

Here’s How to Cover Uninsured Americans During the Pandemic

Empowering Medicare to cover our health needs is comprehensive and cost-effective.

Bernie Sanders ·

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