Senator Bernie Sanders

United States Senator for Vermont

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Thursday, May 14, 2015
Sanders: No to Job-Killing Trade Bill
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) voted “nay” today as the Senate advanced a proposed 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal. In a floor speech before the 65-33 roll call vote, Sanders detailed four key reasons why the proposal would be bad for American workers and consumers. The Trans-Pacific Partnership...
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Sanders Statement on Senate Vote on Trade Deal
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after the Senate rejected a motion to take up the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement: “The Senate vote today was an important first victory in what will be a long battle. “A major reason for the decline of the...
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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Unfair Trade Deal Would Exploit Foreign Workers and Cost American Jobs, Sanders Says
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said today that “it makes no sense at all” for Congress to approve a trade agreement that would throw Americans out of work and let multi-national corporations exploit cheap labor in Malaysia, Vietnam and other low-wage nations. In a Senate speech detailing serious...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Slow Down Fast Track
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today opposed an effort to rush legislation through a Senate committee in order to hurry congressional approval of a controversial trade deal known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Sanders invoked a Senate rule to stop a morning meeting of the Finance Committee to mark...
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Monday, April 13, 2015
Sanders: Make Public Higher Ed Tuition-Free, Reform Loans, Protect Pell Grants
In a speech tonight at American University, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will call for overhauling how college education is financed by allowing students to refinance loans, eliminating federal profits on loans, making 4-year public colleges tuition-free, expanding work-study programs and providing...
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Sanders: Stand Up to Wall Street, Break Up Big Banks
Speaking last night at the Commonwealth Club of California, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said it is time to break up “too-big-to-fail” Wall Street banks that have grown larger and more powerful since taxpayers bailed them out after the 2008 financial collapse. “No single financial institution...
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Thursday, February 26, 2015
Sanders Welcomes FCC Rule on Net Neutrality
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after the Federal Communications Commission approved new rules to uphold net neutrality: “The FCC has ensured that the Internet remains a place for the open exchange of ideas and information free of discrimination and corporate...
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Sanders Applauds Veto of Keystone Pipeline Bill
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a member of the Senate energy and environment committees, issued the following statement today after President Barack Obama vetoed a bill to allow construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline: “I applaud the president for vetoing the Keystone pipeline bill. This veto...
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Sanders Calls for Higher Ed Funding Revolution
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), speaking today at Johnson State College, called for a “revolution” in the way higher education is funded in the United States. He proposed tuition-free courses for freshmen and sophomores at all public colleges and universities. He also called for reforms in...
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Sanders Statement on War Powers Resolution
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after President Barack Obama formally asked Congress to authorize a military campaign against the Islamic State terrorist group: “The Islamic State is a brutal and dangerous terrorist organization which has murdered thousands of...
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