Senator Bernie Sanders

United States Senator for Vermont

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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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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Sanders Introduces Estate Tax Reform to Combat Inequality
In an effort to combat rising wealth inequality, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced legislation Thursday to establish a progressive estate tax on the fortunes of the top 0.2 percent of Americans and significantly increase rates on billionaires. Sanders' legislation, the For the 99.8% Act, would...
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Bipartisan Coalition in Senate and House Announce New Push to End U.S. Support for Saudi-led War in Yemen
Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Reps. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) renewed their efforts in the Senate and House Wednesday to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen pursuant to the War Powers...
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Warren, Sanders Criticize Amazon's Distribution of Anti-Union Video at Whole Foods
United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter to Jeff Bezos, the Chief Executive Officer of Amazon, to request information about the distribution of anti-union materials that potentially encourage illegal interference with thousands of workers' rights at...
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Thursday, September 13, 2018
Sanders, Warren, Larson Announce Expand Social Security Caucus
Following President Donald Trump's false claim that Democrats are trying to cut Social Security, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Reps. John Larson (D-Conn.), Terri A. Sewell (D-Ala.) and Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) on Thursday announced the bicameral Expand Social...
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Sanders Response to Amazon Statement on Working Conditions
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Wednesday after Amazon responded to Sanders’ call for stories from Amazon workers: “Let’s start with the facts. All over this country, many Amazon employees, who work for the wealthiest person on Earth, are paid wages so low they can’t...
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Monday, July 16, 2018
CEOs vs. Workers Town Hall
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will host a live streamed town hall tonight in Washington at 7 p.m. to address the enormous disparity between the wealth of corporate executives and the wages and treatment of the companies’ workers. Sanders will be joined by workers from Amazon, Disney, McDonald’s,...
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