NEWS: Sanders Statement on Republicans Blocking For the People Act

WASHINGTON, June 22 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Tuesday issued the following statement after Senate Republicans united to block legislation to make it easier for Americans to vote, end partisan gerrymandering and get big money out of politics: “It is a disgrace that at a time when authoritarianism, conspiracy theories and political violence are on the rise not a

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Vermont Delegation Sends Letter Urging Biden Administration to Immediately Work with Canada to Safely Open the Northern Border

WASHINGTON – Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders, and Representative Peter Welch sent a letter to the Biden administration late Monday urging him to work with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to allow additional travel between the United States and Canada. With increased vaccination rates in both the United States and Canada, and updated CDC guidance for fully vaccinated Americans, the

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Chairman Sanders Announces Budget Committee Hearing on President Biden’s Budget

WASHINGTON, June 2 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, today announced that the committee will hold a hearing Tuesday, June 8 at 11 a.m., on “The President’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Proposal.” Testifying at the hearing will be Shalanda D. Young, Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Hearing DetailsWhat: Hearing of the Committee on

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NEWS: Sanders Statement on Republicans Blocking Insurrection Commission

WASHINGTON, May 28 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) Friday issued the following statement after Republican senators blocked legislation creating a commission to investigate the Jan. 6th insurrection and attempted coup at the Capitol: “It is a painful day for American democracy that Senate Republicans blocked legislation creating a commission to investigate the Jan. 6th insurrection. Today in America, democracy is

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NEWS: Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sanders Statement on President Biden’s Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, May 28 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, Friday issued the following statement after President Joe Biden released his fiscal year 2022 federal budget proposal: “The budget that President Biden has submitted to Congress constitutes the most significant agenda for working families in the modern history of our country. At a time when more

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