Senator Bernie Sanders

United States Senator for Vermont

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Thursday, February 14, 2013
Sanders, Boxer to Introduce Major Climate Change Legislation
Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) will hold a news conference today to announce comprehensive legislation on climate change. Boxer is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Sanders serves on the environment committee and also is a member of the Senate energy committee.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Postal Service Modernization Bills Introduced; Saturday Mail Preserved
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) today introduced legislation to modernize the U.S. Postal Service, save Saturday mail and repeal a crippling law responsible for 80 percent of the mail system’s funding woes.
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Thursday, February 07, 2013
Sanders, Schakowsky Propose Tax Fairness Act
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today introduced a bill to stop profitable corporations from sheltering income in the Cayman Islands and other tax havens. The legislation also would end tax breaks for companies that ship jobs and factories overseas. Sanders’ bill and a companion measure to be introduced in the House by Rep. Jan Schakowsky would yield more than $590 billion in revenue over the next decade, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation.
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Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Sanders to Fight for Real Postal Reform and Saturday Mail
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today he will oppose a U.S. Postal Service plan to end Saturday mail delivery.
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Thursday, January 31, 2013
Senators, Veterans, Seniors, Labor Unite in Opposition to Benefit Cuts for Seniors, Veterans
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was joined today by a growing coalition of seniors, veterans and labor organizations against changing the consumer price index to cut Social Security and disabled veterans’ benefits.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Senate Panel Diagnoses Primary Health Care Crisis
A Senate panel today examined a “major crisis” in primary health care at a time when 30 million more patients will soon get health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and worsen an already acute doctor shortage. One in five Americans today live in areas where they do not have adequate access to primary care due to a shortage of providers, according to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the chairman of the Senate Primary Care and Aging Subcommittee.
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Monday, January 28, 2013
Sen. Bernie Sanders Sanders Opposes Vermont Wind Moratorium
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today opposed a moratorium on wind power projects in Vermont that he said would send a “terrible message” to the rest of the country and set back efforts to stop global warming. A member of the U.S. Senate environment and energy committees, Sanders urged state lawmakers to reject a three-year ban on wind power projects.
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Friday, January 25, 2013
Sanders Votes Against Weak Filibuster Reform
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement tonight after he voted against watered-down changes in Senate rules on filibusters: “The rule changes adopted today are a step forward in making the operations of the Senate more efficient and expeditious. They are not enough.
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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Mental Health Care and Gun Violence
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today that the mass killings at Newtown, Conn., and other American communities have revealed serious shortcomings in access to mental health care. “Our goal must be to provide mental health care in a timely manner and to do all that we can to prevent these tragedies from happening,” Sanders said, but he stressed that the nation’s mental health crisis goes beyond tragedies involving gun violence.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Sanders: Strong Filibuster Reform Needed Now
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today he strongly supports long-overdue filibuster reform to stop a single senator without explanation from forcing an extraordinary majority of 60 votes to advance legislation.
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