Senator Bernie Sanders

United States Senator for Vermont

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Newswire article
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Sanders Proposes Bill to Strengthen Social Security
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders announced today that he will introduce legislation when Congress reconvenes to strengthen and preserve Social Security. Since it was signed into law 76 years ago this month, Social Security has kept millions of senior citizens, widows, orphans, and the disabled out of poverty. To keep Social Security strong for another 75 years, Sanders' legislation would apply the same payroll tax already paid by more than nine out of 10 Americans to those with incomes over $250,000 a year.
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Newswire article
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Sanders Demands Regulators Obey Law on Oil Speculation
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today said federal regulators should stop thumbing their noses at a year-old law and enforce limits on excessive speculation in oil markets.
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Friday, August 19, 2011
CFTC Report Reveals Rampant Speculation in Oil Markets
Sen. Bernie Sanders offered the following statement after having reviewed a list of speculative oil traders responsible for the 2008 spike in oil prices. This list was compiled by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Sanders to Steelworkers: No. 1 Challenge America Faces Is a Jobs Crisis
Sen. Bernie Sanders will address the urgent need to create jobs to both jumpstart the economy and reduce the national debt during the United Steelworkers "Stand Up, Fight Back" convention in Las Vegas this afternoon.
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Newswire article
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Senate Panel Prods NRC to Act on Fukushima Report
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today pressed the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to aggressively implement task force recommendations on reactor safety in the wake of Japan’s nuclear crisis. “Delay is not an acceptable option,” Sanders said at an Environment and Public Works Committee hearing in Washington. “We must do everything in our power to make sure nuclear power plants are safe and that this country never experiences what happened in Japan.”
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Newswire article
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Sanders Votes No on ‘An Extremely Unfair Agreement’
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after voting against what he called “an extremely unfair” deficit-reduction package:
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Newswire article
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Sanders Statement on Senate Debt Vote
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after he voted against a Senate deficit- reduction proposal: “The Republicans have been absolutely determined to make certain that the rich and large corporations not contribute one penny for deficit reduction, and that all of the sacrifice comes from the middle class and working families in terms of cuts in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, LIHEAP, community health centers, education, Head Start, nutrition, MILC, affordable housing and many other vitally important programs.
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