NEWS: Sanders, Omar and Colleagues Introduce the End Polluter Welfare Act

WASHINGTON, April 15 – Ahead of today’s Senate Budget Committee hearing on “The Cost of Inaction on Climate Change,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) introduced the End Polluter Welfare Act to close tax loopholes and eliminate federal subsidies for the oil, gas, and coal industries.  While the 20 largest fossil fuel companies account for more than a third of global

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NEWS: Sanders Statement on Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, April 13 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Tuesday issued the following statement after President Joe Biden moved to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September:  “I applaud President Biden for making the brave and right decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan and bring an end to the longest war in our country’s history. We owe an enormous

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NEWS: Sanders Speaks with Over 500 Vermonters This Week about the American Rescue Plan

BURLINGTON, April 9 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) held a series of meeting this week with Vermont small businesses, municipalities, and public libraries to discuss the recently passed American Rescue Plan (ARP). Over 500 Vermonters participated in these meetings with Sanders, with more than 112,000 other people tuning in to the livestream options. The ARP, which passed the Congress in

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NEWS: Sanders Statement on Amazon Union Drive in Alabama

BURLINGTON, Vt., April 9 – Sen. Bernie Sanders on Friday issued the following statement after workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama lost a vote to form a union: “I am disappointed but not surprised by the vote. It is extraordinarily courageous for workers to take on one of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful corporations, a company that spent

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NEWS: Sanders Statement on President Biden’s Discretionary Budget Request

WASHINGTON, April 9 — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, on Friday issued the following statement after President Joe Biden introduced his FY 2022 discretionary budget request: “At a time of massive wealth and income inequality, when tens of millions of Americans continue to recover from the worst economic and public health crisis in modern history, I’m

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Chairman Sanders Announces Senate Budget Committee Hearing on the Cost of Inaction on Climate Change

WASHINGTON, April 8 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today announced that the Senate Budget Committee will hold a hearing Thursday, April 15 at 11 a.m., on “The Cost of Inaction on Climate Change.” 2019 set the record for global carbon pollution, while 2020 tied for the warmest year on record. Last year also saw the worst U.S. wildfire season and the most

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