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New England News
12:30 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Sanders Introduces Amendment To Strike Down Citizens United

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders

Supports and opponents agree: it was a decision that changed American politics. Now, on the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling known as Citizens United — which led to the rise of super PACs and millions in spending in election campaigns — Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced a constitutional amendment to undo the ruling.

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New England News
7:45 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Vermont Senator Introduces Measure To Reverse Citizens United

Senator Bernie Sanders

Five years after the U.S. Supreme Court issued it’s controversial Citizens United campaign finance ruling Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced a constitutional amendment to undo the ruling.

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New England News
1:15 pm
Sun January 18, 2015

Sanders Promises To Defend Social Security

Senator Bernie Sanders

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who represents the Democrats on the Budget Committee, is vowing to fight efforts by Republicans to prevent money dedicated to paying retirement benefits from being shifted to the disabled.

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New England News
8:30 pm
Tue January 13, 2015

Sanders Adds Climate Change Amendment To Keystone Bill

Senator Bernie Sanders

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has filed an amendment to the bill approving the Keystone XL Pipeline which would put the Senate on record acknowledging climate change.

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New England News
5:50 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Veterans’ Bill Negotiated By Senator Sanders Passes Conference Committee

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders

House and Senate negotiators late Monday approved a compromise bill to spend about $17 billion to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. Vermont’s junior U.S. Senator was a key part of the negotiations.

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WAMC News
6:30 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Progressive Iowa Democrats Organize Draft Bernie Campaign

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.

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New York News
6:30 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Congressional Panel Conducts First Review Of Sanders-McCain Veterans Bill

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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.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Senators Review Nuclear Decommissioning

Vermont Yankee
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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.

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New England News
12:30 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Political Campaign Spotlight Focuses On New Hampshire As Sanders Visits and Brown Announces

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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.

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North Country News
12:55 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

Vermont Ponders Sanders Possible Presidential Run

Senator Bernie Sanders

In an article March 6th in the left-leaning magazine The Nation, 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? 

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