Senator Bernie Sanders

United States Senator for Vermont

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Thursday, December 15, 2011
Senate Panel Passes Sanders’ Solar Bill
The Senate energy committee today passed and sent to the full Senate a bill by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.) to lower the cost of solar power and put the United States on track to install 10 million solar systems on homes and businesses by 2020. The committee voted 13 to 8 in favor of the bill by Sanders and Boozman, the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Green Jobs and New Economy Subcommittee. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, the chairman of the full Energy and Natural Resources Committee, cosponsored their bill.
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Thursday, December 08, 2011
Sanders Files ‘Saving American Democracy Amendment'
Warning that "American democracy in endangered," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today proposed a constitutional amendment to overturn a Supreme Court ruling that allowed unrestricted and secret campaign spending by corporations on U.S. elections.
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Thursday, December 01, 2011
On World AIDS Day, Sanders Demands Affordable Meds
On World Aids Day, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called on Congress to pass his legislation to dramatically lower the price of prescription drugs used to treat the disease.
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Thursday, November 10, 2011
Sanders Statement on Tar Sands Pipeline
Sen. Bernie Sanders(I-Vt.) issued the following statement after learning that the State Department would delay a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline: "The tar sands pipeline project would be a disaster for global warming, the environment and the American economy.
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Monday, November 07, 2011
Sanders Welcomes State Department IG Special Review of Tar Sands Pipeline
Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement today after the Department of State inspector general notified him that it is conducting a special review of the State Department's handling of a controversial proposal to build an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas:
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Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Sanders Credits Consumer Backlash for Bank of America Dropping Debit Fee
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today credited a consumer backlash with forcing Bank of America to abandon its plan to charge its customers a $5 monthly fee to use their debit cards. “I want to congratulate the American people. You did it. You took on the largest financial institution in the United States of America, and you beat them,” Sanders said in a Senate floor speech. Other major banks, including Chase and Wells Fargo, said last week that they were canceling tests of similar fees.
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Lawmakers Seek Probe of Pipeline Project
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was joined by other members of Congress today in asking the State Department inspector general to investigate whether conflicts of interest tainted the process for reviewing a proposed crude oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
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Friday, October 14, 2011
Senators Raise ‘Serious Concerns’ About State Department Study on Tar Sands Oil Pipeline
Three key senators today questioned the U.S. State Department about its dealings with a Canadian company seeking U.S. approval to build a crude oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. The State Department is responsible for deciding whether to approve the billion-dollar Keystone XL pipeline project. TransCanada, the company trying to build the pipeline, reportedly was permitted to screen private firms bidding to perform an environmental impact study.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Sanders to Vote ‘No’ On Trade Agreements
Saying U.S. trade policy has been “a disaster” for American workers, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today he will vote against proposed trade agreements with South Korea, Panama and Colombia. Sanders said that the agreements are a continuation of trade pacts like the North America Free Trade Agreement and normalized trade with China which resulted in the loss of millions of jobs in America and the loss of thousands of factories in Vermont and across the country.
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Thursday, October 06, 2011
Sanders Calls for Jobs Bill
As the Senate prepared to take up President Barack Obama's jobs package, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said in a Senate floor speech today that it's time to put Americans back to work. With real unemployment at more than 16 percent, Sanders called for the creation of millions of jobs by investing in much-need road and bridge repairs and other construction projects to repair the nation's crumbling infrastructure and transform our energy system.
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