Senator Bernie Sanders

United States Senator for Vermont

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Wednesday, September 09, 2015
Supporting Iran Nuclear Deal, Sanders Cites Lessons from War in Iraq
In a Senate floor speech later today, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will detail his support for an agreement to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. In prepared remarks, Sanders likened critics of the agreement to those in Congress who voted to take the United States to war in Iraq in 2003...
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Sanders Statement on Planned Parenthood
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today as Senate Republicans pushed for a vote on legislation to cut $500 million in annual funding for Planned Parenthood: “The attempt by Senate Republicans to cut off support for Planned Parenthood is an attack on women’s health...
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Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Sanders Statement on Puerto Rico
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today on the financial crisis in Puerto Rico: “I strongly believe Puerto Rico should be afforded the same bankruptcy protections that exist for municipalities across the United States. We need to do everything we can to allow Puerto Rico to...
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Thursday, June 25, 2015
Statement on Supreme Court Decision Upholding Health Care Law
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in the case of King v. Burwell to uphold the Affordable Care Act: “The Supreme Court recognized the common-sense reading of the Affordable Care Act that Congress intended to help all eligible...
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Corporate America Wins Again
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) expressed deep disappointment today after the Senate voted 60-37 to cut off debate and advance legislation that would grant President Barack Obama powers to complete a major Pacific trade accord. “The vote today – pushed by multi-national corporations, pharmaceutical...
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Thursday, June 18, 2015
Sanders Welcomes Pope Francis' Moral Message on Climate Change
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today welcomed Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change and praised the pontiff for urging world leaders to boldly address the planetary crisis. “Pope Francis’ powerful message on climate change should change the debate around the world and become a catalyst for the...
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Friday, June 12, 2015
Sanders Statement on House Trade Bill Vote
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today issued the following statement after the House scuttled a trade bill: “I applaud the House of Representatives for the vote today. While the fight will no doubt continue, today’s vote is a victory for America’s working people and for the environment. It is clearly a...
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Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Sanders to Vote 'No' on Domestic Spying Bill
Citing privacy and civil liberties concerns, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today said he will vote against legislation to extend a controversial domestic spying program. Sanders said the measure shifting the bulk collection and storage of phone records from the government to private...
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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Sanders Statement on Senate Vote on Job-Killing Trade Bill
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after the Senate voted to advance a bill that would grant President Barack Obama accelerated power to complete a massive trade accord with 11 other Pacific Rim nations: “The Senate just put the interests of powerful multi-national...
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Sunday, May 17, 2015
Sanders to Propose Tuition-Free 4-Year Public Colleges and Universities
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will introduce legislation this week to provide tuition-free higher education for students at 4-year colleges and universities in the United States. “We live in a highly competitive global economy and, if our economy is to be strong, we need the best-educated work...
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