Senator Bernie Sanders

United States Senator for Vermont

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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Sanders Statement on House Passage of $15 Minimum Wage
Senator Sanders released the following statement on the passage of the Raise the Wage Act of 2019 in the House of Representatives: “Four years ago, when I first introduced legislation to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour it was considered an impossible dream. “But today, thanks to a strong...
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Sanders and Omar Lead Group of Dozen Lawmakers Calling for Investigation of Amazon Workplace Abuse
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) led a group of 13 members of Congress urging the Department of Labor to immediately investigate chronic violations of workplace safety at all Amazon warehouses, “owing to the breadth and severity of past violations as well as mounting public...
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Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Sanders, Blumenauer and Ocasio-Cortez Announce Introduction of Climate Emergency Resolution
On Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) announced the introduction of a resolution in both chambers of Congress to declare that the climate emergency facing the planet demands a “national, social, industrial, and economic mobilization of...
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Thursday, June 27, 2019
One Hundred Academics Endorse College for All Act, Urge Congress to Pass it
One hundred experts in the fields of law, economics, and education wrote an open letter to the U.S. Congress in support of the College for All Act, introduced earlier this week by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). The...
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Monday, June 24, 2019
Sanders, Jayapal and Omar Introduce Groundbreaking Bills to Ensure College For All and Eliminate All Student Debt
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) unveiled landmark legislation today to eliminate tuition and fees at all public four-year colleges and universities, as well as make community colleges, trade schools, and apprenticeship programs tuition- and...
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Thursday, June 20, 2019
Sanders Opposes Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia, Calls on Trump to Obey Constitution
Today, Senator Sanders (I-Vt) issued the following statement as he voted in support of joint resolutions to block the transfer of $8 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia and other states in response to President Trump’s announcement of a “national emergency” over Iran, which was intended to bypass...
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Thursday, June 06, 2019
Sanders Calls on McConnell to put $15 Minimum Wage Bill on the Senate Floor
In a letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called for the Raise the Wage Act to be brought to the floor of the Senate for an immediate vote. The bill, co-sponsored by 32 members of the Senate, would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024 and...
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Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Legislative Package Introduced to Encourage Employee-Owned Companies
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), along with Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced two pieces of legislation to help workers around the country form employee-owned businesses. The WORK Act – modeled on the success of the...
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Monday, February 04, 2019
Sanders Investigates a $375,000 Price Spike on Old Drug
In a letter sent Monday to the CEO of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) demanded the company explain its decision to set the price of Firdapse, a drug used to treat a rare neuromuscular disease called Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), at $375,000 per year. For two...
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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Sanders Statement on McConnell Amendment on Syria and Afghanistan
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Thursday on the amendment introduced by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) regarding the withdrawal of troops from Syria and Afghanistan: "American troops have been in Afghanistan for nearly 18 years, the longest war in American...
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