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Bernie Sanders' Public Statements on Issue: Defense

Full Name: Bernard 'Bernie' Sanders
Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent
First Elected: 11/07/2006
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jane; 4 Children: Levi, Heather, Carina, David
Birth Date: 09/08/1941
Birth Place: New York, NY
Home City: Burlington, VT
Religion: Jewish
Date Title
Issue Position: Economy
Issue Position: Iraq War
June 26, 2014 Veterans Health Care
June 25, 2014 War on Jobs
June 20, 2014 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript: Iraq War
March 3, 2014 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript: Veterans & Ukraine
Dec. 19, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Dec. 3, 2013 Delegation Statement on F-35s
Dec. 3, 2013 Leahy, Sanders, Welch, Shumlin -- On AF's Selection Of Burlington For F-35 Basing
Oct. 17, 2013 Playboy - The Playboy Interview: Bernie Sanders
Oct. 11, 2013 Default Prevention Act of 2013--Motion to Proceed--Continued
Oct. 4, 2013 Letter to Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense - Pay National Guard, Reserves During Shutdown
Sept. 12, 2013 Statement on Missile Defense Basing
Sept. 12, 2013 Huffington Post - The American People Have Spoken: No More War Abroad, More Jobs at Home
Sept. 11, 2013 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript: Syria
Sept. 10, 2013 Sanders Reacts to President's Speech on Syria
Sept. 10, 2013 Authorizing the Limited and Specified Use of the United States Armed Forces Against Syria--Motion to Proceed
Sept. 9, 2013 Sanders Statement on Syria
Sept. 8, 2013 Sen. Sanders Airs Concerns on Syria
Sept. 4, 2013 MSNBC - "The Ed Show" - Transcript: Syria
May 31, 2013 Joint Statement On The Air Force's Revised Draft Environmental Impact Statement On F-35 Basing
March 7, 2013 Sanders Statement on CIA Director
Jan. 17, 2013 Sanders Outlines Questions for Hagel
Oct. 1, 2012 Politico - Cut Deficit, but Not on Backs of Needy
Sept. 18, 2012 Rutland Herald - 'Delegation Condemns Middle East Violence'
Sept. 13, 2012 Veterans Jobs Corps Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed--Continued
July 30, 2012 Cybersecurity Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed
July 26, 2012 Cybersecurity Act of 2012--Motion to Proceed
May 10, 2012 President Taps General Dubie To Be Deputy Commander Of NORTHCOM
April 25, 2012 Letter to Leon Panetta, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense
April 18, 2012 Letter to Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy
March 7, 2012 Letter to President Obama
Dec. 15, 2011 Sanders Statement on Defense Authorization Bill
Nov. 30, 2011 Senate Sends Message To President: Bring U.S. Forces In Afghanistan Home Faster
Nov. 30, 2011 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Oct. 21, 2011 Statement from Sen. Sanders on President Obama's Iraq Withdrawal Announcement
Sept. 19, 2011 Sanders Statement on Obama Deficit Plan
July 19, 2011 Manchin Joins Colleagues to Urge Defense Department to Address Failing Infrastructure at Military Schools
June 15, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States
May 25, 2011 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript
May 12, 2011 Fixing the Deficit
Feb. 24, 2011 Sanders Statement on Wartime Contracting Report
Feb. 2, 2011 Release: Pentagon Spent Billions on Contractors that Committed Fraud
Dec. 22, 2010 Release: Senate Ratifies Arms Control Treaty With Russia
Nov. 16, 2010 MSNBC "Rachel Maddow Show" - Transcript
Oct. 13, 2010 Letter to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
Oct. 12, 2010 Letter to the Honorable Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General
June 23, 2010 Statement: Sanders on Resignation of Gen. McChrystal
June 10, 2010 Release: Pentagon Bought Billions in Unneeded Spare Parts
June 10, 2010 ABC News: Pentagon Waste: Could Billions Have Been Saved Through Smarter Ordering System?
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