Sen. Sanders is awarded the First Focus Defender of Children Award for his advocacy of children's issues. Sanders was presented the award by Roberto Viramontes, senior director of Education Policy at First Focus.
Sen. Sanders leads a Capitol Hill press conference on his proposal for defending social security. Sanders was joined at the announcement with Rep. Anthony Weiner and Sens. Barbara Mikulski, Barbara Boxer, Sherrod Brown and Richard Blumenthal.
Sen. Sanders meets in his Capitol Hill office with members of the American Medical Student Association. From right to left: Heidi Kemmer, Haylee Finkel, Justin Schreiber, H. Matthew Moy, Colin McCluney, Irmina Haq, and Kristin Huntoon
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today detailed how Vermonters would be hurt by budget cuts recommended by congressional Republicans.
“The rich are getting richer. The middle class and poor are getting poorer. Meanwhile, we have a $1.5 trillion dollar deficit and a $14 trillion dollar national debt. What is the Republican solution to the deficit crisis? More tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires." Read the story
Sen. Sanders, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, sat down with reporters from the national media to discuss the devastating cuts proposed by the House Republicans. Sanders called on the media to highlight the real pain these cuts would cause working families across the nation. The "pad and pen" session took place in the Senate Press Gallery in the U.S. Capitol.