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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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?