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Bernie Sanders' Public Statements on Issue: Unemployed and Low-Income

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
Aug. 13, 2014 Let's Stand Together
June 20, 2014 Sanders and Vermont Religious Leaders Address Wealth and Income Inequality
June 4, 2014 Letter to Robert Bentley, Governor of Alabama; Sean Parnell, Governor of Alaska; Rick Scott, Governor of Florida; Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia; Butch Otter, Governor of Idaho; Sam Brownback, Governor of Kansas; Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana; Paul LePage, Governor of Maine; Phil Bryant, Governor of Mississippi; Dave Heineman, Governor of Nebraska; Pat McCroy, Governor of North Carolina; Mary Fallin, Governor of Oklahoma; Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina; Dennis Daugaard, Governor of South Dakota; Bill Haslam, Governor of Tennessee; Rick Perry, Governor of Texas; Scott Walker, Governor of Wisconsin; and Matt Mead, Governor of Wyoming
May 8, 2014 Nomination of Pamela K. Hamamoto to be Representative of the United Stats of America to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva with the Rank of Ambassador
May 7, 2014 Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2014
April 30, 2014 Sanders Statement on Senate Vote on Minimum Wage
April 23, 2014 The Koch Brothers and the Puppets They Control
April 10, 2014 Progressive Caucus: Time to Renew Unemployment Insurance
April 9, 2014 Paycheck Fairness Act - Motion to Proceed
April 7, 2014 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript: ACA Enrollment Numbers
April 7, 2014 Senate Passes Help for Long-Term Jobless
April 4, 2014 Real Unemployment at 12.7%
April 4, 2014 Letter to Dianne Feinstein, Chairwoman and Lamar Alexander, Ranking Member of Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development - Sens. Collins, King Seeking Boost to LIHEAP Fuel Assistance, Weatherization Programs
April 4, 2014 Letter to Mark Pryor, Chairman and Roy Blunt, Ranking Member of Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee - The Emergency Food Assistance Program
April 4, 2014 Letter to Tom Harkin, Chairman and Jerry Moran, Ranking Member of Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Sens. Collins, King Seeking Boost to LIHEAP Fuel Assistance, Weatherization Programs
March 31, 2014 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript: Health Care
March 27, 2014 Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act of 2014 - Motion to Proceed
March 13, 2014 Child Care Development Block Grant Act
March 13, 2014 Senate Seeks White House Plan on Childhood Poverty
Feb. 14, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Don't Cut Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid
Feb. 14, 2014 The Week in Review
Jan. 31, 2014 Leahy, Sanders, Welch Announce $2.5 Million in Heating Assistance for VT
Jan. 30, 2014 Additional Statements
Jan. 28, 2014 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript: Inability to Work with Republicans on Entitlements
Jan. 28, 2014 Sanders Statement on State of the Union
Jan. 8, 2014 Emergency Unemployment Compensation Extension Act -- Motion to Proceed
Jan. 7, 2014 Senate Advances Unemployment Benefits Legislation
Dec. 27, 2013 Long-Term Jobless Benefits Expire Saturday
Dec. 20, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Protect Vital Home Energy Funding
Dec. 11, 2013 Executive Session
Dec. 6, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Republican Leader McConnell, Chairman Baucus, and Ranking Member Hatch - Urge Reauthorization of Unemployment Insurance
Nov. 5, 2013 Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 - Motion to Proceed
Nov. 5, 2013 NBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript: Economic Recovery
Nov. 5, 2013 Burlington Free Press - Low-income Vermonters Get $18.5M in heating funds
Nov. 4, 2013 Addison County Independent - New Farm Bill Has Glimmer of Hope
Nov. 2, 2013 Sanders Leads Opposition to Cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid
Nov. 1, 2013 Letter to Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services - Release Winter Heat Aid
Oct. 28, 2013 Letter to Farm Bill Conferees - Do Not Cut SNAP
Sept. 30, 2013 Continuing Appropriations
Sept. 26, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Chairwoman Mikulski, and Vice Chairman Shelby - Push for LIHEAP Funding
Sept. 25, 2013 Letter to Majority Leader Reid, Minority Leader McConnell, Chairwoman Mikulski, and Vice Chairman Shelby - Restore LIHEAP Funding
Sept. 24, 2013 Hurting Middle Class
Sept. 19, 2013 Confronting Realities
Sept. 18, 2013 Sanders, Cummings Introduce Bills to Address Dental Crisis
Sept. 12, 2013 Huffington Post - The American People Have Spoken: No More War Abroad, More Jobs at Home
Sept. 10, 2013 Authorizing the Limited and Specified Use of the United States Armed Forces Against Syria--Motion to Proceed
Aug. 19, 2013 Sanders Welcomes Good News for Vermont Veterans' Home
Aug. 5, 2013 Letter to Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture - Funding for the Emergency Food Assistance Program
July 28, 2013 Letter to President Barack Obama - Federal Reserve and Jobs
June 12, 2013 Hearing of the Senate Veteran Affairs Committee - Pending Benefits Legislation
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