Senator Bernie Sanders

United States Senator for Vermont

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Taxpayers Subsidize Poverty Wages at Walmart, McDonald's, Other Large Corporations, GAO Finds
Many full-time workers employed by some of America's largest and most profitable corporations receive wages so low that they qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or "food stamps") benefits and Medicaid, according to a report released today by the Government Accountability...
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Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Sanders, Klobuchar Issue Statement Correcting Misinformation from President Trump and Justice Kavanaugh on Voting Processes
U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) released the statement below following President Trump’s recent false statement that it is inappropriate and illegal to count ballots after Election Day, and the Supreme Court’s ruling in Democratic National Committee v. Wisconsin...
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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Sanders Condemns Senate Confirmation of Judge Barrett to Supreme Court
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement criticizing the Republican-controlled Senate’s confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court: “Tonight’s vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett as a Supreme Court justice is a disgrace, not only because of what she will do when...
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Saturday, September 19, 2020
Sanders Statement on Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: "The passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a tremendous loss to our country. She was an extraordinary champion of justice and equal rights, and will be remembered as one of the great...
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Thursday, August 06, 2020
Sanders, Colleagues Introduce Tax on Billionaire Wealth Gains to Provide Health Care for All
Today, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) introduced a 60-percent tax on the windfall wealth increases of billionaires during this pandemic, creating enough revenue to cover all out-of-pocket medical expenses for every person in America for a year...
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Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Sanders Leads 14 Senators in Introducing Masks for All Act to Curb Deadly Coronavirus Surge
As COVID-19 infections continue to surge across America and nearly 30 states impose public mask-wearing requirements, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and over three dozen of his Democratic colleagues in the Senate and House introduced lifesaving legislation today to manufacture and distribute high-...
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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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