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Bernie Sanders' Public Statements on Issue: Senior Citizens

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent
On The Ballot: Announced, Democratic for President
Date Title
April 7, 2016 Congress Passes Seniors Bill
April 7, 2016 Hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Support Social and Nutrition Services for Nearly 12 Million Seniors
March 18, 2016 Sanders, Murphy Introduce Bill to Provide Retirement for Family Caregivers
March 16, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies and the Honorable Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Support for Seniors Program
Feb. 11, 2016 The Washington Post - Transcript: The Democratic Debate in Milwaukee, Annotated
Feb. 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Kenneth Feinberg, Special Master for Implementation of the Treasury Department - On the Protection of Pension Plans of Central State Pension Plans
Jan. 3, 2016 Stop Drug Company Greed, Strengthen Social Security, Sanders Tells New Hampshire Seniors
Dec. 15, 2015 Expand Social Security, Sanders Tells New Hampshire Seniors
Nov. 9, 2015 Mikulski, Warren, Senate Colleagues Introduce SAVE Benefits Act to Boost Social Security and Other Critical Benefits for Seniors, Veterans
Nov. 5, 2015 Senators Introduce SAVE Benefits Act to Boost Social Security and Other Critical Benefits for Seniors, Veterans
Nov. 5, 2015 Senators Introduce SAVE Benefits Act to Boost Social Security and Other Critical Benefits for Seniors, Veterans
Oct. 18, 2015 Sanders: Boost Social Security Benefits
Oct. 15, 2015 Sanders: No COLA for Social Security, Disabled Vets is "Unacceptable'
Oct. 9, 2015 Issue Position: Income and Wealth Inequality
Oct. 8, 2015 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Sept. 23, 2015 Letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - Calling on Medicare & Medicaid to Ban Long-Term Care Facilities from Using Unfair Arbitration Clauses
Sept. 20, 2015 At N.H. Retirement Community, Sanders Takes on Rising Drug Prices
Sept. 11, 2015 Rep. Kaptur, Sen. Sanders, Rep. Ryan call on Congress to Stop Impending Cuts to Multiemployer Pension Plans
Sept. 10, 2015 Sanders Asks Treasury To Protect 10 Million Union Retirees
Aug. 18, 2015 Remarks at the AFL-CIO Conference
Aug. 16, 2015 On the Road: Field of Dreams
Aug. 15, 2015 Sanders Calls for Strengthening Social Security, Slams Republican Plans to Dismantle Retirement Program
Aug. 8, 2015 Sanders Statement on Seattle Protesters
July 30, 2015 On 50th Anniversary of Medicare, Sanders Proposes Medicare-for-All
July 23, 2015 Sanders Slams Bush: No, We Should Not Phase Out Medicare
July 21, 2015 Older Americans Act
July 17, 2015 Senate Passes Older Americans Act, Bipartisan Legislation to Support Social and Nutrition Services for Nearly 12 Million U.S. Seniors
July 16, 2015 Sanders Applauds Passage of Older Americans Act Reauthorization
July 13, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Expand Social Security
June 20, 2015 Keep Our Pension Promises
June 18, 2015 Sanders Plan Restores Retirement Security to 10 Million Retirees
June 18, 2015 Congressman Tim Ryan Calls for Pension Protection
June 16, 2015 Senior Hunger and GAO Report
June 16, 2015 Senior Hunger and GAO Report
June 15, 2015 Millions of Seniors Go Hungry, GAO Finds
June 7, 2015 "No, We Will Not Cut Social Security."
June 3, 2015 Sen. Sanders to Gov. Bush: "No, We Will Not Cut Social Security!'
April 26, 2015 Letter to Edmund Brown, Governor of California - Republican Budget Cuts
April 24, 2015 Letter to Daniel Levinson, Office of the Inspector General - Increase in the Cost of Generic Prescription Drugs
April 20, 2015 Sanders: Republican Budgets Would be "Total Disaster' for Working Americans
April 15, 2015 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget, Fiscal Year 2016--Continued-
April 15, 2015 Concurrent Resolution on the Budget, Fiscal Year 2016
April 10, 2015 Sanders Leads Senate Effort to Support Seniors
March 27, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee - Funding for Programs under the Older Americans Act
March 23, 2015 New Report From Sanders Lays Bare Republican Budget Gimmicks
March 20, 2015 Sanders: Republican Budget Morally Repugnant and Full of Budget Gimmicks
March 12, 2015 Sanders Files Bill to Strengthen, Expand Social Security
March 12, 2015 Sanders Calls on Congress to Strengthen & Expand Social Security
March 11, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Budget Committee -The Better Way: Benefits of a Balanced Budget
Feb. 11, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Budget Committee - Social Security Disability Trust Fund Insolvency
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