Senator Bernie Sanders announced a $5 million grant for the Vermont National Guard that could result in the largest solar energy project in the state and one of the largest in New England. "This project will not only help the Vermont National Guard reduce its electric bill and carbon footprint, but will be a major step forward in moving our state toward a greener economy which relies more and more on sustainable energy," Sanders said. "There is little doubt in my mind that in the years to come the energy mix in this state will be very different than it is today - with a far greater reliance on sustainable energy. I hope that this project becomes a model for what can be done and a catalyst for further action," he added.
In a dramatic step forward on health reform, Senator Bernie Sanders and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) introduced legislation to provide primary health care for all Americans. Read more about the Access for All America Act here.
Senator Bernie Sanders met with Colonel Thomas Benckert, Commander, Vermont Wing, Civil Air Patrol, and six Civil Air Patrol cadets from Vermont including Eric Triller who was recently accepted into the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
As part of their annual trip to Washington, D.C., a group of about 40 students and staff from Shrewsbury Sixth Form College in England met with Senator Bernie Sanders to talk about his role in the new congress and the issues confronting America and the world at large today. The group was led by David Charlton, Professor of Political Science at Shrewsbury College.
Senator Bernie Sanders and his Chief of Staff, Huck Gutman, met with University of Vermont President Daniel Fogel (center) to discuss Pell grants and new opportunities through the recently passed stimulus legislation, which provides funding for educating more primary care physicians.