Senator Bernie Sanders

United States Senator for Vermont

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Thursday, June 25, 2020
Sanders: Cut the Pentagon By 10% to Hire More Teachers, Build More Homes and Create More Jobs
Today, ahead of the Senate’s consideration of a proposed $740.5 billion military budget authorization, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) took to the Senate floor to call for a 10% cut in annual Pentagon spending to invest in education, health care and poverty reduction in America’s most marginalized...
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Monday, June 01, 2020
Sanders and Schumer Respond to CBO Estimate Pandemic May Cause $16 Trillion in Long-Term Economic Harm
Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) released the following statement on the Congressional Budget Office’s estimate today that U.S. GDP will lose nearly $16 trillion over the next 10 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic: “...
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Thursday, May 21, 2020
Sanders, Warner, Jones and Blumenthal Introduce Paycheck Security Act to Keep Millions of Workers on Payrolls During Pandemic
Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today introduced the Paycheck Security Act to cover the wages and benefits of employees of affected businesses and non-profits until the economic and public health crisis is resolved...
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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
GAO Study Reveals Lack of Pentagon Review over Lucrative Weapons Contracts
Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report, “Procedures Needed for Sharing Information on Contract Choice among Military Departments,” commissioned by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). It examines whether the Pentagon is using the most cost-effective forms of contracts in its...
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Friday, May 15, 2020
Sanders, Gillibrand, Booker, Warren, Markey, Merkley, Harris Introduce Emergency Health Care Guarantee Act
Today, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced the Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act to eliminate all out-of pocket health costs for every person in America during the COVID-19 crisis. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.),...
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Thursday, May 14, 2020
Sanders Responds to House Democrats' New Coronavirus Legislation
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today regarding this week's coronavirus relief legislation developed by House Democrats: "Let me thank Speaker Pelosi for recognizing the enormity of the crisis we're facing and coming up with a number of proposals in the coronavirus bill...
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Sanders, Velázquez Introduce Nutrition Equity Bill for Puerto Rico, Samoa and Northern Mariana Islands
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) introduced the Equitable Nutrition Assistance for the Territories Act of 2020 today to ensure that in the face of the economic, public-health, and food-security crises posed by the coronavirus pandemic, the people of Puerto Rico, the...
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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Sanders, Omar Lead 300+ Global Lawmakers in Call to Protect Developing Countries from Economic Ruin
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) led more than 300 international lawmakers across two dozen countries in a letter to the leadership of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today, calling on the international financial institutions to cancel low-...
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Friday, May 08, 2020
Sanders, Harris, Markey Introduce Bill to Provide Monthly $2,000 Payments During the COVID-19 Crisis
Today, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) on Friday introduced the Monthly Economic Crisis Support Act, legislation that provides a monthly $2,000 check to those struggling to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic. As rent comes due and bills...
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Thursday, January 09, 2020
Sanders, Khanna Lead Dozens of Lawmakers in Introducing No War Against Iran Act
Today, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced the No War Against Iran Act, which denies the Pentagon of any funds for unauthorized use of military force against Iran. A measure to prohibit funds for an unconstitutional war with Iran passed by a bipartisan 251-member vote in the House of...
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