Sanders Increases Funding for Veterans, Community Health Centers, and Child Care in Budget Committee Resolution
WASHINGTON – The Senate Budget Committee today passed a budget resolution that substantially improves funding for veterans, community health centers, and child care. Sanders, a member of the Budget Committee as well as the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, authored several provisions increasing funding in these areas and heralded the resolution’s passage. The Budget Resolution provides a blueprint for subsequent federal spending bills next year.
As many of the people in this room have heard me say in the past, preserving geographically-dispersed, family-based agriculture in this country is a critical priority from an economic standpoint, from an environmental standpoint, from a food safety and nutrition standpoint, and from a national security standpoint. Certainly with respect to dairy, and in the case of many other commodities as well, we have to do far more at the federal level and at the state level if we are to achieve this goal.
I am very happy to see so many people here today focused on addressing the issue of domestic violence. I want to thank all of you for your commitment to solving this very serious problem and I look forward to continuing to work with you. As those of us gathered here today know, domestic violence is an issue that impacts
Senator Bernie Sanders said; “After the loss of over 3,100 Americans, the wounding of 23,000 and the expenditure of over $500 billion the time is long overdue for the Senate to have a serious debate on Iraq. It is unfortunate that the Republicans today have used a parliamentary maneuver to prevent even a non-binding resolution to come to a vote.”
Senator Bernie Sanders Applauds Department of Labor Decision to Award Federal Benefits to Specialty Filaments Workers
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced today that the former employees of Specialty Filaments in Middlebury who have not been rehired by current management are now eligible to apply for federal Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA).