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Bernie Sanders' Public Statements on Issue: Entitlements and the Safety Net

Office: U.S. Senate (VT) - Jr, Independent
On The Ballot: Potential, Independent for President
Date Title
Feb. 11, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Budget Committee - Social Security Disability Trust Fund Insolvency
Feb. 10, 2015 Sanders Issues New Report Documenting Republican Effort to Cut Social Security
Feb. 10, 2015 Sanders Says Rise In Inequality Jeopardizes Social Security
Feb. 3, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Budget Committee - The President's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal
Jan. 28, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Budget Committee - CBO's Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2015-2025
Jan. 22, 2015 ICYMI - Senator Sanders Press Conference on Friday, January 16, 2015
Jan. 20, 2015 Alexander, Murray, Burr, Sanders Introduce Legislation to Support Social and Nutrition Services for Nearly 12 Million U.S. Seniors
Jan. 16, 2015 Ranking Member Sanders Opens Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Year with Conversation about Priorities
Jan. 13, 2015 Letter - Budget Process for Fiscal Year 2016
Dec. 23, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Boost LIHEAP Fuel Assistance
Dec. 15, 2014 Executive Session
Dec. 2, 2014 Nomination of Robert S. Adler to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission
Nov. 20, 2014 Sanders and Cummings Introduce Legislation to Require Drug Company Rebates for Generic Drugs
Nov. 20, 2014 US News - Price Spikes for Once-Cheap Generic Drugs Draw Scrutiny from Senate Lawmakers
Nov. 19, 2014 Letter to John McHugh, Secretary of the Army - Expressing Concern over Retirement Benefits
Oct. 24, 2014 The Week in Review
Oct. 22, 2014 Sanders Reacts to Social Security Adjustment
Oct. 7, 2014 Sanders: Paul Ryan is Dead Wrong to Propose Cuts in Social Security and Disabled Veterans' Benefits
Oct. 3, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Release Federal Aid for Home Heating Among Seniors, Low-Income Households
Oct. 2, 2014 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Director of Health and Human Services - Swiftly Release Federal Home Heating Aid
Aug. 13, 2014 Social Security Turns 79
Aug. 13, 2014 Let's Stand Together
July 11, 2014 We Need A Political Revolution
June 12, 2014 Veterans Health Care
June 11, 2014 Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act-Motion to Proceed
June 11, 2014 Making Continuing Appropriations During a Government Shutdown
June 5, 2014 Sanders, McCain Reach Agreement on Veterans Bill
June 5, 2014 Nomination of Carolyn Hessler-Radelet to be Director of the Peace Corps
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
June 3, 2014 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
June 1, 2014 CBS "Face the Nation" - Transcript: No More Shutdowns
June 1, 2014 Chairman Sanders Lays Out Legislative Action Plan for Veterans
May 30, 2014 Sanders Statement on Secretary Shinseki
May 28, 2014 Chairman Sanders Statement on VA Inspector General Interim Report
May 27, 2014 Why Do People Retire Early?
May 25, 2014 CNN "State of the Union with Candy Crowley" - Transcript: Veterans' Scandal
May 23, 2014 Sanders to Introduce VA Accountability Bill
May 22, 2014 Unanimous Consent Request -- H.R. 4031 and S. 1982
May 16, 2014 Sanders Statement on VA Health Care
May 12, 2014 CNN "Newsroom" - Transcript: VA Health Care
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 2, 2014 The Week in Review
May 1, 2014 Burr, Begich, Sanders Lead on Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Benefits to Veterans
April 23, 2014 The Koch Brothers and the Puppets They Control
April 7, 2014 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript: ACA Enrollment Numbers
March 31, 2014 MSNBC "The Ed Show" - Transcript: Health Care
Feb. 21, 2014 The Week in Review
Feb. 20, 2014 Sanders Welcomes White House Decision to Protect Social Security
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
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