Senator Bernie Sanders

United States Senator for Vermont

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Senate Supports Clean Air Measure: Sanders to Inhofe: ‘Stop Poisoning Our Children’
The Senate voted today to back a new Environmental Protection Agency rule controlling mercury and other toxic air pollution from coal-fired power plants. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a member of the Senate environment and energy committees, spoke against a resolution by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) that would have blocked implementation of the EPA mercury rule. Before the resolution was defeated by a vote of 53 to 46, Sanders discussed the impact of the measure on the environment, public health and jobs.
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Thursday, June 14, 2012
Sanders Calls for Labeling Genetically Engineered Food
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today proposed an amendment to the farm bill that would let states require that any food or beverage containing genetically engineered ingredients be clearly labeled.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Fed Board Member Conflicts Detailed by GAO: Banks and Businesses Took $4 Trillion in Bailouts
More than $4 trillion in near zero-interest Federal Reserve loans and other financial assistance went to the banks and businesses of at least 18 current and former Federal Reserve regional bank directors in the aftermath of the 2008 financial collapse, according to Government Accountability Office records made public for the first time today by Sen. Bernie Sanders. On the eve of Senate testimony by JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Sanders (I-Vt.) released the detailed findings on Dimon and other Fed board members whose banks and businesses benefited from Fed actions.
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Monday, June 04, 2012
Sen. Sanders Asks President Obama to Replace CFTC Chairman
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today urged President Barack Obama to replace Gary Gensler as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman with someone who will enforce speculation limits on Wall Street oil and gas traders. Sanders said Wall Street speculators were responsible for a spike in crude oil prices that, in turn, artificially drove up gasoline prices this spring to a nationwide average of about $4 a gallon for regular unleaded.
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Thursday, May 31, 2012
Koch Bros. are Exhibit A in Case Against Citizens United
A plan by the Koch brothers, a right-wing conservative family, to spend $400 million on political campaigns this year is the latest evidence of the need to overturn a Supreme Court ruling that voided campaign finance laws, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Bill Introduced to End Conflicts of Interest at the Federal Reserve
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today introduced legislation to prohibit banking industry executives from serving as directors of the 12 Federal Reserve regional banks. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) is an original co-sponsor of the measure to end conflicts of interest involving regulators and the financial institutions they regulate. She joined Sanders at a Capitol news conference. Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) also is a co-sponsor of the bill.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Sanders: End HIV/AIDS Drug Monopolies
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today called for eliminating legal monopolies that make HIV/AIDS medicine so expensive in the United States that many patients cannot afford treatment and die.
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Monday, May 14, 2012
Senate Hearing on Ending HIV/AIDS Drug Monopolies
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging, will hold a hearing Tuesday on the high costs of HIV/AIDS medicines and his legislation proposing a new model that would reward innovation through a prize system, rather than government-granted monopolies.
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Friday, May 11, 2012
J.P. Morgan Debacle Bolsters Case for Breaking Up Big Banks
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after J.P. Morgan Chase revealed a $2 billion loss: "The debacle at J.P. Morgan Chase reaffirms my view that the largest six banks in this country, including J.P. Morgan Chase, which have assets equivalent to two-thirds of our GDP, must be broken up. This is important in order to bring more competition into the financial marketplace and to prevent another ‘too-big-to-fail' bailout.
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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Statement on U.S. Postal Service Finances
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after the U.S. Postal Service reported quarterly losses: “Understated in the Postal Service’s financial report of today is one simple fact: Ninety-four percent of the Postal Service’s losses this year are a direct result of an onerous payment, unprecedented in either government agencies or private corporations, to pre-fund 75 years of future retiree health benefits in a 10-year period.
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