Senator Bernie Sanders

United States Senator for Vermont

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Sanders: Benefit Increase Too Small for Americans Relying on Social Security
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Tuesday after the Social Security Administration announced a 0.3 percent increase, between $2 and $6, for Americans who receive Social Security benefits: “Seniors and disabled veterans need more help than a few extra dollars in their...
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Sanders Joins Day of Action Against Pacific Trade Pact
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and other leading congressional critics of a proposed Pacific Rim trade deal held a Capitol Hill news conference Tuesday as a coalition of labor, environmental and religious groups launched a “day of action” to urge Congress to block a vote on the job-killing trade pact...
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Monday, August 29, 2016
Sanders, Grijalva Respond to DHS Review of Private Prison Use
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) issued statements Monday after Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced that the agency will review its use of private detention facilities. “The Department of Homeland Security should follow the lead of the...
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Friday, August 26, 2016
Sanders Welcomes McConnell Decision to Block TPP
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Friday that opponents of a bad trade deal scored a major victory with an announcement by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that the Senate will not vote this year on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership. “I welcome Majority Leader McConnell’...
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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Five Years Since Irene, Report Warns of Severe Weather Damage From Climate Change
As Vermonters mark the fifth anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) pointed to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office that warns damage from severe weather in future decades is expected to become increasingly common in Vermont and throughout the United...
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Thursday, August 25, 2016
Sanders Opposes Dakota Access Pipeline
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement in support of grassroots and legal efforts to stop the Dakota Access pipeline, which would run from North Dakota to Illinois: “The major global crisis facing our planet today is climate change. The vast majority of scientists tell us...
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Thursday, August 18, 2016
CBO Report: Rich Get Richer, Poor Get Poorer
Total wealth in the United States doubled between 1989 and 2013, but the wealth of the American family right in the middle of the economy barely budged in that time, according to a new report prepared by the Congressional Budget Office for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). “Over the period from...
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Thursday, August 18, 2016
Sanders Applauds Decision to End Federal Use of Private Prisons
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Thursday after the Justice Department announced plans to end its use of private prisons: “Our criminal justice system is broken and in need of major reforms. The Justice Department’s plan to end its use of private prisons is an...
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Friday, August 12, 2016
Sanders Statement on Push to Pass Pacific Trade Pact
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) released the following statement Friday after the White House took new action to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership: "I am disappointed by the president's decision to continue pushing forward on the disastrous Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement that will cost...
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Sanders Statement on GMO Labeling Legislation
Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement after the Senate blocked legislation by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) that would have prevented Vermont and other states from requiring labels on genetically modified foods: "I am pleased that Congress stood up to the demands of Monsanto and other...
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