Senator Bernie Sanders

United States Senator for Vermont

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Friday, March 05, 2021
Sanders Statement on Minimum Wage Vote
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday issued the following statement after the Senate failed to advance an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour over a five year period: “At a time when millions of people are working for starvation wages, when the minimum wage of $7.25 an hour has not been...
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Friday, February 26, 2021
Sanders Statement on Air Strikes in Syria
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday issued the following statement after U.S. forces carried out an air strike on a site in Syria: “I am very concerned that last night’s strike by U.S. forces in Syria puts our country on the path of continuing the Forever War instead of ending it. This is...
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Thursday, February 25, 2021
Sanders Statement on Parliamentarian’s Advice
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday issued the following statement after the Senate Parliamentarian advised that raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour does not comply with the Byrd Rule: “I strongly disagree with tonight’s decision by the Senate Parliamentarian. The CBO made it absolutely...
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Thursday, February 18, 2021
Sanders-Commissioned CBO Report Finds Medicare Part D Pays Nearly Three Times More than Medicaid for Prescription Drugs
The Medicare Part D program pays far more than any other federal health program for prescription drugs, according to a report released today by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The report, “A Comparison of Brand-Name Drug Prices Among Selected Federal Programs,” commissioned by Senate Budget...
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Thursday, February 04, 2021
Sanders Applauds White House Announcement to End U.S. Support for Yemen War
Today, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) welcomed the White House announcement that President Biden would end U.S. participation in the nearly six-year-old Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen: “For many years, activists in Yemen and around the world have worked to bring an end to the devastating Saudi-...
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Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Sanders, Top Democrats Introduce Bill Raising Minimum Wage to $15 by 2025
In a press conference today , incoming Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) joined incoming Senate HELP Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-Wash.), House Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (D-Va.), Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.),...
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Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Sanders, Senate and House Leaders Introduce Raise the Wage Act
Tomorrow, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will join Senate and House leaders at 11:30 a.m. EST to host a video conference announcing the introduction of the Raise the Wage Act. The legislation would increase the federal minimum wage to $15 in five steps over the next four years, increasing pay for...
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Thursday, January 14, 2021
GAO: Medicare Part D Pays Twice as Much for Same Drugs as VA
The federal government pays twice as much for the same prescription drugs when reimbursing private-sector middlemen in Medicare Part D as it does when buying the drugs directly through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) single-payer drug plan, according to a report released today by the...
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Monday, December 14, 2020
Sanders on Manchin-Romney Deal: Congress Cannot Go Home Until Working Class Receives $1,200 Direct Payments
Sen. Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement in response to the Manchin-Romney COVID19 legislation to be released this afternoon: “As a result of the pandemic, tens of millions of Americans are facing economic desperation. They can't afford to pay their rent and face eviction, they can't...
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Thursday, December 10, 2020
Sanders Demands Direct Payments for Working Families
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) stated today on the Senate floor that given the enormity of the current economic crisis, the Senate must pass a $1,200 direct payment for working class adults and $500 for their children as part of any COVID-19 relief package. He is filing an amendment today to the...
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