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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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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 ·


We Cannot Rely on Trump. Congress Must Lead the Way in This Unprecedented Crisis

The American people deserve and require leadership from Washington amid this horrific pandemic and economic meltdown

Bernie Sanders ·


Let Us Fight Together for Economic, Social, Racial and Environmental Justice, Not Unbridled Greed

If Trump truly wants to govern in a bi-partisan manner, let's take a look at what the overwhelming majority of the American people want

Bernie Sanders ·

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