Senator Bernie Sanders

United States Senator for Vermont

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Thursday, December 14, 2017
Sanders Statement on FCC Decision to Repeal Net Neutrality
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Thursday after the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality protections: "Once again, the Trump administration has sided with big money and against the interests of the American people. The FCC’s vote to end net...
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Sanders, Colleagues Unveil Legislation To Rebuild Puerto Rico And Virgin Islands
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), along with five cosponsors in the Senate, introduced a comprehensive plan Tuesday to address the immediate humanitarian needs in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and ensure that the islands not only recover, but are able to rebuild in a way that empowers them to...
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Monday, November 13, 2017
Sanders Statement on HHS Secretary Nominee
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement after President Donald Trump nominated Alex Azar to be secretary of health and human services: “At a time when the United States pays, by far, the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs, the last thing we need is to put a...
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Top Dems Introduce Bill to Allow HHS to Negotiate Lower Drug Prices for Medicare
Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Tx.), and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) introduced The Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2017 to direct...
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Monday, October 23, 2017
Minimum Wage Too Low to Keep Working Families Out of Poverty, New Report Finds
The federal minimum wage is leaving millions of families in poverty, according to a new study prepared by the Government Accountability Office for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). While 20 percent of working families earning the $7.25 minimum wage or below live in poverty, 13 percent of families with a...
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Friday, October 13, 2017
Sanders Responds to Trump's Iran Deal Announcement
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Friday after President Donald Trump disavowed the international nuclear deal with Iran and declared his intention not to certify Iran’s compliance with the agreement: "President Trump’s speech today was the latest in a series of rash...
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Thursday, August 03, 2017
Sanders Introduces Bill to Strengthen Veterans' Health Care
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs committee, introduced legislation Thursday to expand and improve veterans' access to health care by addressing the large number of unfilled positions in the Veterans Health Administration. There are currently over 45,000...
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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Sanders Introduces Rule to Require Fair Pricing on Taxpayer-Funded Drugs
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) proposed a rule Monday that would end price gouging on prescription drugs and other health care products developed with taxpayer money. Sanders and DeFazio reintroduced their bill, which they first proposed two decades ago with bipartisan...
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Sanders and Conyers to Announce Youth Jobs Bill
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) will announce the introduction of the Employ Young Americans Now Act—which would provide $5.5 billion in immediate funding to employ one million young Americans—at a roundtable discussion Wednesday . Who: Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. John...
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Legislative Package Introduced to Encourage Employee-Owned Companies
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), along with Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), introduced two pieces of legislation Thursday to help workers around the country form employee-owned businesses. Broad-based employee ownership has been proven to increase...
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