Bernie Sanders

New England News
8:35 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Vt.'s Senators Disappointed By National Guard Cuts

Vermont's two United States senators are expressing displeasure and concern over proposed cut to the National Guard.

Sen. Patrick Leahy, co-chair of the Senate National Guard Caucus, says any planned long-term cut to Army National Guard "guts our citizen-soldier force."

Sen. Bernie Sanders told WPTZ in a statement "we should be growing - rather than shrinking - the National Guard" because of its cost-efficiency.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

Sanders Joins New Climate Change Task Force

Senator Bernie Sanders

Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has joined 15 of his Senate colleagues in forming a new task force to highlight climate change.

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North Country News
10:45 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

VT's Sanders Asks If NSA Is Spying On Congress

National Security Agency headquarters, Maryland
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Vermont's independent senator wants to know if the National Security Agency has been "spying" on members of Congress.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Sanders Sponsoring Minimum Wage Hike

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is sponsoring legislation to increase the federal minimum wage.

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New England News
8:55 am
Tue December 17, 2013

2 Vt. Senators Applaud Ruling In NSA Phone Case
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Vermont's two United States senators are applauding a federal judge's ruling that says the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records likely violates the U.S. Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches.

Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders issued separate statements Monday after the decision of U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon in Washington.

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8:00 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Sanders Considers Presidential Run In 2016

Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean ran a progressive campaign for president in 2004 before falling short in the Democratic primary. Could another Vermont lawmaker make a run for the White House in 2016? Speaking to WAMC’s Alan Chartock on the Congressional Corner, U.S. independent Senator Bernie Sanders addressed rumors that he could be a candidate.

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12:50 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Vermont U.S. Senator Sanders Supports de Blasio's Tax Plan

New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio may have lost support from his mentor, former Mayor David Dinkins, on his plan to hike taxes on the rich to pay for educational reforms, but he has the backing of a New York City transplant. On WAMC’s Congressional Corner program, Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders says he supports de Blasio’s platform.

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New England News
7:57 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Vt. Senators Hail Senate Passage Of Anti-Bias Bill


Vermont's two U.S. senators are hailing the Senate's passage of a measure banning workplace discrimination against gay and transgender Americans.

Both Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders say the measure is overdue. The measure, which now goes to the House, was first introduced in the Senate nearly two decades ago.

Vermont has prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation since 1992, and based on transgender status since 2007.

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North Country News
9:30 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Sanders: Eligible VT Vets Should Use VA Health System

Senator Bernie Sanders (left) with White River Junction VA Medical Center Director Deborah Amdur
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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is urging Vermont veterans to see if they are eligible for health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Congressional Corner with Bernie Sanders

  The debate over Social Security now includes the phrase “Chained CPI.”

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that benefit programs like Social Security are in fine shape for the future.