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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: Announced, Democratic for President
Date Title
June 18, 2015 Sanders Plan Restores Retirement Security to 10 Million Retirees
May 15, 2015 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Employees
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 13, 2015 Sanders Launches National Budget Town Hall Meeting Series
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 25, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor - Title X Family Planning Program
March 24, 2015 Senators Offering Amendment to Protect Social Security in Budget
March 23, 2015 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies - Support Community Health Centers
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 18, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Budget Committee - Republican Budget Proposal
March 15, 2015 Sanders: We Must Produce a Budget for America, Not Wealthy Special Interests
March 12, 2015 Sanders Calls on Congress to Strengthen & Expand Social Security
March 12, 2015 Sanders Files Bill to Strengthen, Expand Social Security
March 11, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Budget Committee -The Better Way: Benefits of a Balanced Budget
Feb. 12, 2015 Social Security Disability Insurance Program
Feb. 11, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Budget Committee - Social Security Disability Trust Fund Insolvency
Feb. 10, 2015 Sanders Says Rise In Inequality Jeopardizes Social Security
Feb. 10, 2015 Sanders Issues New Report Documenting Republican Effort to Cut Social Security
Feb. 5, 2015 Social Security
Feb. 5, 2015 Republicans Want to Cut Social Security Disability Benefits, Sanders Warns
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 Sanders Spells out Priorities as Budget Ranking Member
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
Jan. 9, 2015 Letter to Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, United States Senate - Protect Social Security from Partisan Extremists
Dec. 23, 2014 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Boost LIHEAP Fuel Assistance
Dec. 19, 2014 Sanders: Don't Let Republicans Slash Social Security, Medicare
Dec. 15, 2014 Executive Session
Dec. 15, 2014 Sanders to Defend Social Security on Budget Committee
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
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