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Bernie Sanders' Public Statements on Issue: Military Personnel

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; 1 Child: Levi; 3 Stepchildren: Heather, Carina, David
Birth Date: 09/08/1941
Birth Place: New York, NY
Home City: Burlington, VT
Religion: Jewish
Date Title
March 6, 2014 Protecting Sexual Assault Victims
March 6, 2014 Sanders Statement on Military Sexual Assault Cases
Jan. 22, 2014 Sanders Details Sweeping Veterans Legislation
Jan. 16, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Dec. 19, 2013 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
Dec. 18, 2013 Making Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2013--Continued
Dec. 3, 2013 Leahy, Sanders, Welch, Shumlin -- On AF's Selection Of Burlington For F-35 Basing
Dec. 3, 2013 Delegation Statement on F-35s
Nov. 21, 2013 The Caregivers Act
Sept. 30, 2013 Sanders Bill Would Protect Veterans Benefits in a Shutdown
June 26, 2013 VA Benefits Equality
June 21, 2013 Letter to the Honorable Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Military Sexual Assualt
June 5, 2013 Senate Veterans Panel to Consider Legislation for Sex Abuse Victims in the Military
May 27, 2013 Memorial Day
May 14, 2013 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
May 9, 2013 Statements On Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
April 16, 2013 Legislation to Strengthen Survivor Benefits Propose
April 16, 2013 Statements On Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
March 25, 2013 Letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel - Cooperation on Claims Backlog
March 22, 2013 Senate Opposes Chained CPI Cuts to Social Security, Veterans' Benefits
March 12, 2013 Letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel - War Medals
Sept. 28, 2012 Letter to The Honorable Jessica L. Wright, Assistant Secretary of Defense
April 18, 2012 Letter to Ray Mabus, Secretary of the Navy
Oct. 21, 2011 Statement from Sen. Sanders on President Obama's Iraq Withdrawal Announcement
July 27, 2011 Schakowsky, Sanders Seek to Phase Out Private Security Contractors
July 19, 2011 Manchin Joins Colleagues to Urge Defense Department to Address Failing Infrastructure at Military Schools
July 14, 2011 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012
May 11, 2011 Chairman Murray Introduces Major New Veterans Employment Legislation with Veterans and Veterans Advocates in Front of U.S. Capitol
May 11, 2011 Chairman Murray Leads 14 Senators in Introducing Major Bipartisan Veterans Employment Bill
Dec. 18, 2010 Release: Sanders Votes to End "Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
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
July 6, 2010 Release: Vermont National Guard Soldier Makes Ultimate Sacrifice in Afghanistan
July 1, 2010 Release: Sanders Recognizes Vermonters' Historic Military Role
May 31, 2010 Memorial Day
Feb. 23, 2010 Release: Stop Outsourcing Security
Feb. 23, 2010 Schakowsky, Sanders Turn Cross Hairs on Private Security Contractors
Jan. 28, 2010 Hearing Of The Senate Committee On Veterans Affairs - Meeting To Consider The Nomination Of Raul Perea-Henze And Legislation Pending Before The Committee
Nov. 10, 2009 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 - Continued
Nov. 6, 2009 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010
Oct. 30, 2009 War In Afghanistan
July 1, 2009 Release: Vermont Guard Headed to Afghanistan
May 20, 2009 Release: Oversight Effort Could Result in $50 Million Saved
March 24, 2009 Hearing of the Administrative Oversight and the Courts Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee - "Abusive Credit Card Practices and Bankruptcy"
Jan. 9, 2009 Congressional Delegation Nominates 19 Vermont Students to Service Academies
Dec. 17, 2008 Navy Sinks Billions into Unneeded Spare Parts
Dec. 5, 2008 Brattleboro Union High School Band to March in Inauguration Parade
Sept. 12, 2008 Defense Spending
Dec. 19, 2007 Stop the War
Nov. 7, 2007 Get Hired Guns Out of War Zones
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