Senator Bernie Sanders

United States Senator for Vermont

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Thursday, May 10, 2012
Sanders, Ellison File Bill to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) today introduced legislation to end billions of dollars in oil, coal and gas subsidies.
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Monday, May 07, 2012
Sanders: Austerity on the Defensive
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today on Sunday's elections in France and elsewhere in Europe where voters rejected austerity measures unfairly shouldered by working families:
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Monday, April 23, 2012
Social Security Is Strong
A new report today by Social Security trustees showed the program’s trust fund has $2.7 trillion in reserves and will grow to $3.06 trillion by 2021, enough to maintain the unbroken record of paying every nickel owed to every beneficiary in full for another two decades.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Congressional Summit Held on Citizens United
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and others in Congress today came together to boost a growing nationwide grassroots movement to undo a Supreme Court ruling that opened the floodgates for corporate campaign cash.
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Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Vermont Town Meetings Boost Move to Overturn Citizens United
Town meeting voters in Vermont yesterday overwhelmingly approved measures calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United and restore limits on corporate campaign spending. According to the latest tally, voters in 55 towns passed resolutions to amend the Constitution to ensure that corporations do not have the same First Amendment rights as people.
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Monday, March 05, 2012
Stop Wall Street Speculators From Driving Up Gas Prices, Lawmakers Say
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and 69 other members of Congress said federal regulators should curb speculation in crude oil markets which has artificially pushed up gasoline prices to nearly $4 a gallon.
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Thursday, February 23, 2012
Sanders Calls Postal Service Plan ‘Deeply Flawed’
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today on a consolidation plan announced by the U.S. Postal Service: "The plan announced today by the U.S. Postal Service is deeply flawed and Congress must change it. I expect comprehensive postal reform legislation to be on the floor of the Senate within the next few weeks.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Senators Seek Study on Voter Laws
A group of U.S. senators today asked the Government Accountability Office to study what they called an “alarming number” of new state laws that will make it “significantly harder” for millions of eligible voters to cast ballots this November. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) sent a letter asking the non-partisan research arm of Congress for the review of new laws in at least 14 states.
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Thursday, February 09, 2012
State Department IG Finds Flaws in Keystone Pipeline Review
A special internal review by the State Department inspector general faulted aspects of the department’s handling of a proposal to build a crude oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) last Nov. 7 asked Howard W. Geisel, the acting inspector general, to examine apparent conflicts of interest in the department's handling of an environmental impact statement.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Sanders Applauds EPA Rule on Power Plant Pollution
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today praised the Environmental Protection Agency for forcing coal- and oil-fired power plants to reduce emissions. “I strongly support the Clean Air Act standards announced today that will slash toxic air pollution, such as mercury and arsenic, from our nation's power plants,” said Sanders, a member of the Senate environment committee.
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