NEWS: Sanders Urges Labor Secretary Walsh to Protect Workers as Republican Governors Threaten to Withhold Aid
WASHINGTON, May 13 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Thursday sent a letter to Labor Secretary Marty Walsh urging the Department of Labor to ensure that workers get life-saving unemployment benefits even as Republican governors threaten to take it away. As Republican Governors across the country indicate they will renege on the promise of life-saving federal unemployment aid,
WASHINGTON, May 11 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Tuesday issued the following statement in response to growing violence in Israel and Palestine: “I am extremely concerned by the growing conflict in Israel and Palestine. Once again we are seeing how the irresponsible actions of government-allied right-wing extremists in Jerusalem can escalate quickly into devastating war. Israeli children should not
MEDIA ADVISORY: Chairman Sanders Announces Senate Budget Committee Hearing on Wasteful Pentagon Spending
WASHINGTON, May 10 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today announced that the Senate Budget Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday, May 12 at 11 a.m., on “Waste, Fraud, Cost Overruns, and Auditing at the Pentagon.” Over the past 20 years, the military industrial complex has spent over $2.6 billion in lobbying and campaign contributions to influence Congress. Currently, the U.S.
WASHINGTON, May 7 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) Friday announced legislation to expand on the success of the universal free lunch approach recently extended by the USDA, and bring long-term relief to millions of food-insecure families. The Universal School Meals Program Act of 2021 would permanently provide free breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack to all school children regardless
BURLINGTON, May 6 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) visited five locations in Addison County and Rutland County on Wednesday: two federally qualified health centers, a parent child center, a high school, and a medical center. “I have looked forward to traveling around the state and speaking with Vermonters in person again for a very long time. This past year has