Senator Bernie Sanders met with Kimberley Bina and Mary Bushey of the Vermont Chapter of Business and Professional Women (BPW/USA) to discuss issues of importance to working women including pay equity, workplace equality and women’s health. BPW/USA fosters the success of working women by providing career advancement resources, work-life strategies and personal and professional connections.
Senator Bernie Sanders met with Tom Cochran, executive director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, to discuss the Energy and Environmental Block Grant (EEBG) program. The program, spearheaded by Senator Sanders and Senator Menendez, and included as part of the recently passed energy bill, will provide funding directly to states, cities, towns, and counties to improve energy efficiency in communities, reduce carbon emissions and decrease overall energy use.
February 12, 2008 - The number of primary-care physicians and other health professionals trained in the United States is shrinking, according to Government Accountability Office findings announced at a Senate committee hearing chaired by Senator Bernie Sanders. The nonpartisan research arm of Congress was asked to assess the state of primary-care training in the United States by Sanders and Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), the committee chairman. “It is beyond comprehension that America is not able to graduate the kinds of health professionals we need, and it is morally wrong that we are depleting the number of health-care providers from the poorer countries of the world,” said Sanders.
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Senator Bernie Sanders was honored to receive the annual Congressional Champion Award from the Corps Network, for his leadership on Green Jobs. The Corps Network engages primarily young people in a variety of state and local service and conservation programs.