Senator Bernie Sanders

United States Senator for Vermont

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Top Dems Introduce Bill to Allow HHS to Negotiate Lower Drug Prices for Medicare
Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Tx.), and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) introduced The Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2017 to direct...
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Monday, October 23, 2017
Minimum Wage Too Low to Keep Working Families Out of Poverty, New Report Finds
The federal minimum wage is leaving millions of families in poverty, according to a new study prepared by the Government Accountability Office for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). While 20 percent of working families earning the $7.25 minimum wage or below live in poverty, 13 percent of families with a...
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Friday, October 13, 2017
Sanders Responds to Trump's Iran Deal Announcement
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Friday after President Donald Trump disavowed the international nuclear deal with Iran and declared his intention not to certify Iran’s compliance with the agreement: "President Trump’s speech today was the latest in a series of rash...
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Thursday, August 03, 2017
Sanders Introduces Bill to Strengthen Veterans' Health Care
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs committee, introduced legislation Thursday to expand and improve veterans' access to health care by addressing the large number of unfilled positions in the Veterans Health Administration. There are currently over 45,000...
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Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Sanders Introduces Rule to Require Fair Pricing on Taxpayer-Funded Drugs
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) proposed a rule Monday that would end price gouging on prescription drugs and other health care products developed with taxpayer money. Sanders and DeFazio reintroduced their bill, which they first proposed two decades ago with bipartisan...
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Sanders and Conyers to Announce Youth Jobs Bill
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) will announce the introduction of the Employ Young Americans Now Act—which would provide $5.5 billion in immediate funding to employ one million young Americans—at a roundtable discussion Wednesday . Who: Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. John...
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Legislative Package Introduced to Encourage Employee-Owned Companies
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), along with Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), introduced two pieces of legislation Thursday to help workers around the country form employee-owned businesses. Broad-based employee ownership has been proven to increase...
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Thursday, March 09, 2017
Sanders, Schatz, Schakowsky Introduce Bill to Prevent Corporate Tax Dodging
Citing new evidence that many profitable corporations evade paying any U.S. income taxes, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) Thursday introduced a bill to eliminate tax breaks that encourage corporations to shift jobs and profits offshore. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)...
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Democratic Senators Call on Trump Education Secretary Nominee DeVos to Pay $5.3 Million in Unpaid Fines for Election Violations
Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced that they are calling on President-elect Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, to ensure payment of the $5.3 million in fines...
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Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Sanders Statement on Trump
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Wednesday after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States: “Donald Trump tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and tired of establishment economics, establishment politics and the establishment...
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