Senator Bernie Sanders

United States Senator for Vermont

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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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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Sanders Places Hold on FDA Nominee
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced today that he has placed a hold on Food and Drug Administration Commissioner nominee Dr. Robert Califf because of his close ties to the pharmaceutical industry and lack of commitment to lowering drug prices. Sanders joins with Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.),...
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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Sanders Introduces Bill to Cut Carbon Emissions 80 Percent
Expanding on his ambitious plan to combat climate change, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced the Climate Protection and Justice Act today to establish a price on carbon pollution. The legislation would cut total emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, fund historic investments in energy...
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Tuesday, December 01, 2015
US Must Lead on Climate Change, Sanders Says
As nearly 150 world leaders gather for a summit in Paris on climate change, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said on Tuesday that the United States must lead the world in taking bold actions to stop climate change. Calling the need to combat climate change a moral issue, Sanders agreed with Pope Francis...
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Sanders Statement on Immigration Ruling
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after the Obama administration said it will ask the Supreme Court to recognize the president’s authority to prevent the deportation of as many as 5 million immigrants living in the United States: “The president is absolutely right to...
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Thursday, November 05, 2015
Bad Trade Deal 'Worse Than I Thought,' Sanders Says
Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement today after the text of a proposed 12-nation trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, was made public: "Now that the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership has finally been released, it is even worse than I thought. It is clear to me that the...
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Thursday, October 29, 2015
Sanders Calls for End to Death Penalty During Senate Speech on Criminal Justice Reform
During a Senate floor speech today on criminal justice reform, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) reiterated his long-standing opposition to the death penalty and called for marijuana to be removed from a list of drugs outlawed by the federal government. “When we talk about criminal justice reform, I...
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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Sanders Applauds Pope’s Remarks
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after Pope Francis addressed the United States Congress: “Pope Francis is clearly one of the important religious and moral leaders not only in the world today but in modern history. He forces us to address some...
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Senate Blocks Bill on Abortions
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after he voted to block legislation that would have prohibited certain abortions: “Republicans should stop politicizing the right of women in this country to control their own bodies. The decision to end a pregnancy should be made in...
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Thursday, September 17, 2015
Sanders, House Leaders Introduce Bill to Ban Private Prisons
WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) today introduced bills to ban private prisons, reinstate the federal parole system and eliminate quotas for the number of immigrants held in detention. “...
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