Senator Bernie Sanders

United States Senator for Vermont

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Monday, May 10, 2021
Chairman Sanders Announces Senate Budget Committee Hearing on Wasteful Pentagon Spending
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today announced that the Senate Budget Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday, May 12 at 11 a.m., on “Waste, Fraud, Cost Overruns, and Auditing at the Pentagon.” Over the past 20 years, the military industrial complex has spent over $2.6 billion in lobbying and campaign...
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Wednesday, May 05, 2021
Sanders Statement on Biden Backing COVID-19 Vaccine Waiver
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday issued the following statement after the Biden Administration announced it supports efforts to waive intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines: “I applaud President Biden and his administration for taking this bold step in response to the world’s...
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Wednesday, April 28, 2021
New GAO Study Finds U.S. Pays Two to Four Times More for Prescription Drugs than Other Nations
Ahead of President Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress and as his administration considers policies to lower drug prices, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) Wednesday released a report commissioned by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) finding that the U.S. pays more than two...
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Sunday, April 25, 2021
Senators Ask Biden to Include Medicare Expansion in American Families Plan
Ahead of Wednesday's presidential address to a joint session of Congress, 17 senators Sunday sent a letter to President Biden asking him to include proposals to expand Medicare in his forthcoming American Families Plan. "We write to ask that, as part of the American Families Plan, you propose...
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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Sanders Statement on Conviction of Derek Chauvin
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Tuesday issued the following statement after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted on all three counts in the killing of George Floyd: "The jury's verdict delivers accountability for Derek Chauvin, but not justice for George Floyd. Real justice...
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Monday, April 19, 2021
Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez Rollout Green New Deal for Public Housing Act
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) today announced the introduction of the Green New Deal for Public Housing Act in partnership with public housing residents, affordable housing advocates, and climate change activists. The sweeping legislation aims to strengthen...
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Thursday, April 15, 2021
Sanders, Omar and Colleagues Introduce the End Polluter Welfare Act
Ahead of today’s Senate Budget Committee hearing on “The Cost of Inaction on Climate Change,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) introduced the End Polluter Welfare Act to close tax loopholes and eliminate federal subsidies for the oil, gas, and coal industries. While the 20...
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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Sanders Statement on Withdrawal of U.S.Troops from Afghanistan
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Tuesday issued the following statement after President Joe Biden moved to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September: “I applaud President Biden for making the brave and right decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan and bring an end to the longest...
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Friday, April 09, 2021
Sanders Statement on Amazon Union Drive in Alabama
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday issued the following statement after workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama lost a vote to form a union: “I am disappointed but not surprised by the vote. It is extraordinarily courageous for workers to take on one of the world's wealthiest and most...
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Thursday, March 25, 2021
Sanders and Colleagues Introduce Legislation to End Rigged Tax Code as Inequality Increases
In a continued effort to combat rising economic inequality, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday introduced two pieces of legislation to end our rigged tax code and ensure the wealthiest people and largest corporations pay their fair share – the For the 99.5% Act and the Corporate Tax Dodging Prevention...
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