Senator Bernie Sanders

United States Senator for Vermont

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Newswire article
Friday, September 07, 2012
Sanders Defends Social Security from Wall Street Attacks
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today confronted critics of Social Security as they launched a nationwide misinformation campaign. Sanders took on the self-styled “Comeback America Initiative” as the group – bankrolled by Wall Street millionaires and billionaires – began a series of town meetings on federal budget deficits at St. Anselm’s College. Representatives of several seniors’ organizations planned to join Sanders at a separate forum later this afternoon on the same college campus.
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Newswire article
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Sanders Welcomes Obama Support for Amendment to Undo Citizens United
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today welcomed President Barack Obama’s statement in support of a constitutional amendment to undo the 2010 Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United that paved the way for a flood of campaign cash from corporations and wealthy special interests. “I applaud President Obama for expressing support for a serious effort to restore the democratic foundations of our country that are under severe attack as a result of the disastrous Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United,” said the senator.
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Newswire article
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
As Social Security Turns 77, the Most Successful Program in American History is Under Fierce Attack
"We are now in the midst of the fiercest and best-financed attack against Social Security in our lifetimes," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) warned today on the 77 th anniversary of the most successful program in the modern history of the United States. "Hundreds of millions of dollars are now being spent to destroy Social Security and endanger the well-being of millions of Americans. We must not allow that effort to succeed."
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Newswire article
Monday, July 30, 2012
Inhofe ‘Dead Wrong’ on Global Warming, Sanders Says
In a summer of record heat, severe drought, extreme storms, melting glaciers and raging wildfires, Sen. Bernie Sanders today challenged claims by a leading Republican senator who dismisses global warming as a "hoax."
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Newswire article
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Where is Obama on Social Security?
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today questioned why President Barack Obama has not defended Social Security against Republican calls for deep cuts in the program that benefits some 55 million retired and disabled Americans, widows and orphans.
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Newswire article
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Sanders Calls for Investigation of Vermont Gas Prices
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has called for a federal investigation into unusually high gasoline prices in the greater Burlington area compared to other parts of Vermont, New England and other areas throughout the country.
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Newswire article
Friday, June 29, 2012
Sanders Statement on Student Loans
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after Congress approved a bill to extend current interest rates on Stafford loans for 9 million college students, including 19,000 in Vermont: "Young people in Vermont and across the country are facing extraordinary challenges. They are paying three to four times as much as their parents did for a college education. With families already overburdened, it would have been awful to have let interest rates double.
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Newswire article
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Statement on Supreme Court Health Care Ruling
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act: “Today is a good day for millions of Americans who have pre-existing conditions who can no longer be rejected by insurance companies. It is a good day for families with children under 26 who can keep their children on their health insurance policies. It is a good day for women who can no longer be charged far higher premiums than men.
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Newswire article
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
‘The American People Are Angry,’ Sanders Says
"The American people are angry," Sen. Bernie Sanders said in a major Senate floor speech today. They are angry that the middle class is collapsing because of the Wall Street-caused recession, they are angry that unemployment is sky high, that 50 million people lack health insurance, and that working families can't afford college for their kids.
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Newswire article
Monday, June 25, 2012
Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Montana Campaign Funding Case
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a Montana Supreme Court ruling that allowed limits on campaign contributions: "I am extremely disappointed but not surprised that the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the Montana court ruling that would have allowed limits on campaign contributions.
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