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Bernie Sanders' Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic for President
Date Title
June 20, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Robert Califf, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration- End Discriminatory Blood Donation Ban
June 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Matthews Burwell, Sec. of the Dept. of Health & Human Services; the Hon. Thomas E. Perez, Sec. of the Dept. of Labor; the Hon. Jacob J. Lew, Sec. of the Dept. of Treasury - Implement ACA Tobacco Cessation Benefits, Offer Tobacco Users Tools to Quit
June 16, 2016 Sanders Announces $1 Million to Expand Dental Care at Vermont Health Centers
June 14, 2016 Letter to Board Members of the United States Chamber of commerce- Findings of an Investigation into the Lobbying Activities of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
June 2, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services for the HHS- Murphy and Colleagues Call on HHS to Follow Senate Lead in Increasing Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment
June 2, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services for the HHS- Blumenthal, Murphy, Colleagues Call on HHS to Follow Senate Lead in Increasing Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment
June 1, 2016 Letter to The Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Urging DHHS to Increase Access to Opioid Addiction Treatment
May 31, 2016 Sanders, Nurses, Doctors Call for Medicare-for-All, Senator Backs California Ballot Initiative on Prescription Drug Prices
May 25, 2016 Sanders Backs California Ballot Initiative to Rein in Drug Prices at Meeting with HIV/AIDS Advocates
May 19, 2016 Sen. Booker Introduces Legislation to Protect Women's Access to Birth Control
May 17, 2016 Sanders Supports Emergency Funding to Combat Zika Virus
May 10, 2016 California's Prescription Drug Ballot Initiative
May 4, 2016 Sanders Announces $5.5 million in Health Center Funds for Vermont
May 2, 2016 Brown, Toomey, Murray, Sanders, Casey Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address Shortage of Beds, Staffing, for Severely Disabled Veterans
May 2, 2016 Brown, Toomey, Murray, Sanders, Casey Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Address Shortage of Beds, Staffing for Severely Disabled Veterans
April 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jerry Moran, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, and the Honorable Jeff Merkley, ranking member of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies - Kaine Calls For Testing Of Lead Levels In School Drinking Water
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader and the Hon. Thad Cochran, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Call for Immediate Passage of President's Emergency Funding Request
April 14, 2016 CNN - Full transcript: CNN Democratic Debate
March 28, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia M. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and Francis Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health - Act Now on Drug Affordability
March 17, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on DEpartments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies and the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies - End the Ban on CDC Gun Violence Research
March 16, 2016 Sanders Statement on GMO Labeling Legislation
March 13, 2016 Full Rush Transcript Senator Bernie Sanders //CNN TV One Democratic Presidential Town Hall
March 11, 2016 Sanders Announces $1.2 Million in Health Center Funds for Substance Abuse Treatment in Vermont
March 10, 2016 King, Colleagues Call for Investigation into One-Size-Fits-All Cancer Medication
March 6, 2016 Transcript of the Democratic Presidential Debate in Flint, Mich.
March 4, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Lindsey Graham, Chairman of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Patrick Leahy, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs; Hon. Roy Blunt, Chairman of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education; Hon. Patty Murray, Ranking Member of Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education - On Zika Outbreak
March 3, 2016 Sanders, Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Restore Medical Research Funding
March 3, 2016 Sanders, Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Restore Medical Research Funding
March 3, 2016 Sanders, Senate Democrats Introduce Bill to Restore Medical Research Funding
Feb. 25, 2016 Poison Water
Feb. 12, 2016 Letter to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and Mitch McConnel, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Heath Care in Light of Spreading Virus
Feb. 12, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, and the Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader - Importance of Women's Access to Reproductive Health Care In Light of Spreading Virus
Feb. 5, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States - Concerning the Spread of the Zika Virus
Feb. 2, 2016 Letter to President Obama - Help Bring Down Soaring Cost of Prescription Drugs
Jan. 26, 2016 Sanders Places Hold on FDA Nominee
Jan. 25, 2016 Sanders Statement on Grand Jury Decision in Texas
Jan. 25, 2016 CNN Iowa Democratic Presidential Town Hall: RUSH TRANSCRIPT
Jan. 16, 2016 The Fourth Democratic Debate
Jan. 15, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - On the Urgent Implementation of Anti-Discrimination Protections
Jan. 14, 2016 Issue Position: Real Family Values
Jan. 13, 2016 Sanders Puts Social Security Challenge to Clinton
Jan. 12, 2016 Sanders Statement on FDA Nomine
Jan. 3, 2016 Stop Drug Company Greed, Strengthen Social Security, Sanders Tells New Hampshire Seniors
Jan. 1, 2016 Issue Position: Fighting for Disability Rights
Dec. 23, 2015 Following Sanders Investigation, Vermont Secures Discount on Life-Saving Drug
Dec. 19, 2015 Third Democratic Debate
Dec. 17, 2015 Skyrocketing Generic Drug Prices Cost Taxpayers $1.4 Billion, New Report Finds
Dec. 15, 2015 Expand Social Security, Sanders Tells New Hampshire Seniors
Dec. 1, 2015 On World AIDS Day, Sanders Demands Affordable Drugs
Nov. 21, 2015 Sanders Statement on Health Care
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