Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006 after serving 16 years in the House of Representatives. He is the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history. Elected Mayor of Burlington, Vt., by 10 votes 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. Read more at his website. Follow him on Twitter: @SenSanders or @BernieSanders

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For the duration of this crisis, under the act, Medicare will cover all medically necessary health care, including prescription drugs, for the uninsured, whether those who have recently lost their jobs or those who have been long without insurance. (Photo: Sally Prevost/flickr/cc) Views
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Here’s How to Cover Uninsured Americans During the Pandemic
As the coronavirus continues to spread, and the United States climbs closer to 1 million cases and nearly 60,000 deaths, we face an unprecedented economic and health care crisis that demands an unprecedented response. While we work toward an economic solution that keeps people on the payroll,...
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President Donald Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and Attorney General Bill Barr, speaks at the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House on March 23, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
We Cannot Rely on Trump. Congress Must Lead the Way in This Unprecedented Crisis
In this unprecedented moment in American history, we need an unprecedented legislative response. President Trump is incapable of providing leadership, and instead continues to mislead the public and act out of political self-interest. So it is Congress that must lead, and it must do so now. With...
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Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Let Us Fight Together for Economic, Social, Racial and Environmental Justice, Not Unbridled Greed
The following is the response, as prepared for delivery, to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address delivered on Tuesday February 5, 2019. Let me thank all of you for joining me tonight for a brief response to President Trump’s State of the Union address. And let me thank Stacey Abrams...
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Tuesday, January 01, 2019
A Bold, Progressive Agenda for a Happier and Healthier New Year
The following is a New Year's Day email message sent to supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on January 1, 2019. Dear friends, Jane and I want to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very healthy and happy new year. It goes without saying that 2019 will be a pivotal and momentous time...
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Friday, November 23, 2018
America's Wealthiest Family Owns Walmart. They Can Afford to Pay Workers $15 an Hour.
The major economic crisis facing this country is that at a time of massive income and wealth inequality, tens of millions of Americans are working for wages that are so low that they are barely surviving . All over this country, people are forced to work two or three jobs to support their families...
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Americans are very clear about which side they are on. (Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AP) Views
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Trump Lies About 'Medicare for All' and He's Made Health Care Worse
The American people have a very clear choice in the upcoming elections. On one side is Donald Trump and the Republican leadership in Congress, who made throwing 32 million Americans off of health insurance their number one priority in Washington. On the other side is my "Medicare for All" plan...
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Our job is to reach out to those in every corner of the world who share these values, and who are fighting for a better world. (Photo: Sally Prevost/flickr/cc) Views
Thursday, September 13, 2018
A New Authoritarian Axis Demands an International Progressive Front
T here is a global struggle taking place of enormous consequence. Nothing less than the future of the planet – economically, socially and environmentally – is at stake. At a time of massive wealth and income inequality, when the world’s top 1% now owns more wealth than the bottom 99%, we are seeing...
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Thursday, September 06, 2018
It’s Time to Get Billionaires Off of Welfare
Year after year, decade after decade, Republicans in Washington have lectured the American people about the need for “welfare reform.” In the 1980s, Ronald Reagan railed against a fictitious “welfare queen” driving a Cadillac. Just a few years ago, Republicans turned their attention to a young...
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Thursday, August 16, 2018
Medicare for All's Time Has Come
Let's be clear. The American people are increasingly tired of a healthcare system that works for Wall Street investors, insurance companies and the pharmaceutical industry—but ignores their needs. They want real change, and poll after poll shows that they want to move toward a Medicare-for-all,...
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Thursday, March 01, 2018
Why Congress Must Vote on the US Role in Yemen
In Yemen, a child under the age of five dies of preventable causes every 10 minutes . That is just one startling fact from a country that has been torn by war for nearly three years. More than 10,000 civilians have died and over 40,000 have been wounded in this war. Fifteen million people can’t...
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