Sanders http://wamc.org en Progressive Iowa Democrats Organize Draft Bernie Campaign http://wamc.org/post/progressive-iowa-democrats-organize-draft-bernie-campaign <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont’s junior U.S. Senator, Independent Bernie Sanders, has traveled to Iowa and New Hampshire, generating considerable buzz about a possible presidential campaign. On Tuesday evening, a group of progressive Democrats met in Iowa to form a “Draft Bernie Sanders for President” steering committee. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 95556 at http://wamc.org Progressive Iowa Democrats Organize Draft Bernie Campaign Congressional Panel Conducts First Review Of Sanders-McCain Veterans Bill http://wamc.org/post/congressional-panel-conducts-first-review-sanders-mccain-veterans-bill <p></p><div class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper placed_wide look2" contenteditable="false"><div attribution="Credit Cliff1066/Flickr" caption="Korean War Veterans Memorial " class="wysiwyg-asset-image" contenteditable="false" fid="38752" image_style="placed_wide" uri="public://201406/korean-war-veterans-memorial-ctsy-cliff1066-flickr.jpg"><img alt="" class="pi_assets-image" src="/sites/wamc/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201406/korean-war-veterans-memorial-ctsy-cliff1066-flickr.jpg" /><div class="image-meta-wrapper"><div class="cp-si-caption">Korean War Veterans Memorial</div><div class="cp-si-credit">Credit Cliff1066/Flickr</div></div><div class="actions"><a class="wysiwyg-asset-image-edit" href="#edit">Edit</a> | <a class="wysiwyg-asset-image-delete" href="#remove">Remove</a></div></div></div><p></p><p>Independent Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and Arizona Republican Senator John McCain introduced a bipartisan bill June 5th intended to improve veterans’ access to health care and address problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. This week, the Senate and House Veterans Conference Committee met to discuss the new proposal. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 93657 at http://wamc.org Senators Review Nuclear Decommissioning http://wamc.org/post/senators-review-nuclear-decommissioning <p></p><p></p><p>The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing Wednesday to hear about concerns and challenges surrounding the decommissioning of nuclear reactors. The hearing has implications across the Northeast. Thu, 15 May 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 90547 at http://wamc.org Senators Review Nuclear Decommissioning Political Campaign Spotlight Focuses On New Hampshire As Sanders Visits and Brown Announces http://wamc.org/post/political-campaign-spotlight-focuses-new-hampshire-sanders-visits-and-brown-announces <p></p><p></p><p>New Hampshire is in the political spotlight years before its first-in-the-nation primary. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders visits this weekend, fueling speculation over a possible presidential run. That happens just days after former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown officially kicked off his campaign to become Senator of the Granite State. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 88000 at http://wamc.org Political Campaign Spotlight Focuses On New Hampshire As Sanders Visits and Brown Announces Vermont Ponders Sanders Possible Presidential Run http://wamc.org/post/vermont-ponders-sanders-possible-presidential-run <p></p><p></p><p>In an article March 6th in the left-leaning magazine <em>The Nation</em>, Vermont Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders told interviewer John Nichols that he is “prepared to run for president of the United States.” What does his home state think about that?&nbsp; Sun, 09 Mar 2014 16:55:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 85397 at http://wamc.org Vermont Ponders Sanders Possible Presidential Run Senate Republicans Block Sanders Omnibus Veterans Bill http://wamc.org/post/senate-republicans-block-sanders-omnibus-veterans-bill <p></p><p></p><p>A comprehensive bill targeting the needs of veterans introduced by Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders was defeated in a procedural move Thursday. Sanders and veterans organizations are outraged. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 84869 at http://wamc.org Senate Republicans Block Sanders Omnibus Veterans Bill Sanders Discusses Education With Vermont Statehouse Education Committees http://wamc.org/post/sanders-discusses-education-vermont-statehouse-education-committees <p></p><p></p><p>The Vermont House and Senate education committees heard an overview of federal education policy from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders at the Statehouse Wednesday afternoon. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 84294 at http://wamc.org Sanders Discusses Education With Vermont Statehouse Education Committees Sanders Tells VT Lawmakers More Early Ed Needed http://wamc.org/post/sanders-tells-vt-lawmakers-more-early-ed-needed <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders says more needs to be done to educate children at early ages and find ways to encourage them to think about going to college long before high school. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:45:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 84208 at http://wamc.org Sanders Tells VT Lawmakers More Early Ed Needed Sanders Holds Town Hall On NSA Surveillance And Implications On Individual Privacy http://wamc.org/post/sanders-holds-town-hall-nsa-surveillance-and-implications-individual-privacy <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders held a town hall meeting in Montpelier over the weekend to discuss the National Security Agency's surveillance of telephone and email records and the implications on constitutional rights and privacy. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 83179 at http://wamc.org Sanders Holds Town Hall On NSA Surveillance And Implications On Individual Privacy U.S. Senator Sanders To Talk Privacy in Vermont http://wamc.org/post/us-senator-sanders-talk-privacy-vermont <p></p><p></p><p>Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is going to hold a town meeting in Montpelier about constitutional rights and privacy. Sat, 01 Feb 2014 11:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 83018 at http://wamc.org U.S. Senator Sanders To Talk Privacy in Vermont