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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Sanders Introduces Omnibus Veterans Bill

Senator Bernie Sanders

Senator Bernie Sanders is introducing legislation targeting the needs of veterans. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley joined a conference call in which Vermont’s junior Senator outlined the plan.

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North Country News
9:45 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Feds Fund 3 New Subsidized Health Centers in VT

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A new round of federal grants will provide subsidies to three more health clinics in Vermont.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Congressional Reaction to Shutdown-Default Deal

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Reaction from congressional representatives in Vermont and northern New York to the agreement ending the government shutdown and avoiding default came quickly on Wednesday.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Sanders Discusses VA Medical Opportunities

Dr. Hugh Huizenga (left), Senator Bernie Sanders (center), Deborah Amdur (right)
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Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, chair of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, extolled the innovative programs of the White River Junction VA Medical Center during a press conference in Burlington on Monday.

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WAMC News
12:30 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Sanders to Host Climate Change Conference

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will hold a conference this weekend in Montpelier focused on the regional impacts of climate change.

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North Country News
5:52 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Advocates Meet With Sanders to Discuss Vermont Sequestration Impact

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The automatic federal budget cuts known as sequestration have begun and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is raising concerns about the potential impact on Vermonters. 

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WAMC News
10:45 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Sanders Intros Social Security Measure

Senator Bernie Sanders

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced legislation that would make the wealthiest Americans pay the same Social Security payroll tax as nearly everyone else.

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New York News
12:25 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Comprehensive Climate Change Legislation Introduced in U.S. Senate

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and California Senator Barbara Boxer have introduced legislation  to address climate change by imposing fees on carbon emissions and funding sustainable energy.

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WAMC News
5:50 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Leftist Magazine Puts Sanders, Shumlin on Honor Roll

Two Vermont elected officials have been named to The Nation magazine's 2012 progressive honor roll.

Sen. Bernie Sanders was chosen by the left-leaning weekly as its most-valuable progressive. The magazine cites Sanders for his defense of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid against cuts being talked about in Washington.

Gov. Peter Shumlin gets The Nation's nod as the most valuable governor in the country. It cites Shumlin's work on budget issues, and his support for a single-payer health care system in Vermont.

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WAMC News
5:30 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Vermont Senator Criticizes Cuts in Food Program

Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders says cuts in a federal emergency hunger program have resulted in a 50 percent reduction in food supplies from that program for the Vermont Foodbank.

Sanders, who calls the situation "unconscionable," appeared Tuesday with representatives from the Vermont Foodbank and Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf to highlight the issue.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program provides food at no cost to low-income Americans in need of short-term hunger relief, through organizations like the Vermont Foodbank.

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